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    Default Graphics Freeze 9800gt

    I just picked up a MSI-9800gt graphics card for my build. I have the latest drivers installed, yet I still have a problem running 3d games. Sometimes, I can play a couple hours of Warcraft before it freezes and I'm forced to hard restart, and sometimes it only runs for 2 minutes before freezing. I'm just not sure what to do. Warcraft looks beautiful, but I'm not sure what I can do. Thanks in advance for any advice.

    System Specs
    MB : GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS4P
    CPU : Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz
    Memory : G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000
    VGA : MSI GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
    PSU : PC Power & Cooling 610W
    OS : Vista Business 32-Bit

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    Default Re: Graphics Freeze 9800gt

    Performance enhance on standard in the MIT Section of your BIOS and add some MCH and ICH voltage. If you need help with all your settings please post a thread with all your specs again in the Gigabyte section and I can help

    2x2GB needs some adjustments the BIOS just does not do in Auto.

    Here is a template incase you do want some help with things >>>

    This is Just a template I use to ask people their settings, pay no attention to the numbers in it, replace with yours

    Code:
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: 
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.0
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 
    
    
    Clock Chip Control 
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled] 
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........:Set to 100
    
    C.I.A.2 .................................:[Disabled]
    
    
    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive...........................: <<< 
    PCI Express Clock Drive.................: <<< 
    CPU Clock Skew (ps)....................: <<< 
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: <<< 
    
    
    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]
    
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................
    tRCD .........................................
    tRP'...........................................
    tRAS..........................................
    
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................
    tWTR..........................................
    tWR............................................
    tRFC...........................................
    tRTP...........................................
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2
    
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................
    
    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:7-10
     tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:<<< Leave for all below as well
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment...................:Auto
     tRD Phase2 Adjustment .................:Auto
     tRD Phase3 Adjustment..................:Auto
    Trd2rd(Different Rank)....................:Auto 
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)...................:Auto 
    Twr2rd(Different Rank)...................:Auto 
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..................:Auto 
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto  ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto  ps
    
    Channel B
    Static tRead Value.........................:7-10
     tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:<<< Leave for all below as well
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment...................:Auto
     tRD Phase2 Adjustment .................:Auto
     tRD Phase3 Adjustment..................:Auto
    Trd2rd(Different Rank)....................:Auto 
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)...................:Auto 
    Twr2rd(Different Rank)...................:Auto 
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..................:Auto 
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto  ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto  ps
    
    Motherboard Voltage Control
    Voltage Type.………... Manual
    CPU
    CPU Vcore….……….........................:
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: <<< Leave
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: << Please set to stock, Auto overvolts this way to much
    
    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......: <<< .64% Of Vtt (Termination above) Auto Will set this correctly 
    
    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......:<<< .67% Of Vtt (Termination above) Auto Will set this correctly 
    
    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: << 
    MCH Reference….…….0.800V...........; <<< Leave
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: <<< Leave
    ICH I/O……………….....1.550V............: <<< Leave
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: <<< Leave
    
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: 
    DRAM Termination .…0.900V............: <<< Leave
    Channel A Reference 0.900V............: <<< Leave
    Channel B Reference 0.900V............: <<< Leave
    
    Advanced Settings
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3.....................: [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect............: [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)................: [Disabled]
    C2/C2E State Support....................: [Disabled]
    x C4/C4E State Support..................: [Disabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [Disabled]
    Virtualization Technology................: [Disabled] Enabled if you use Vmware/Virtual PC
    
    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[Disabled] *Note* Must be enabled to flash from USB

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    Default Re: Graphics Freeze 9800gt

    First off, I apologize for digging up an old thread, but after searching the forums I couldn't find a more appropriate place for question. I am a new user to this forum and I am having a similar issue as stated in this thread with one exception that is not listed in the original issue. This is an ongoing issue I have been having for a while, almost 3 months now where any 3d graphics will lock my system up completely while I am running 4GB RAM (2 x 2GB DDR2 800). If I run the same 3d graphics while only 1 2GB stick is installed it works fine every time. I have put up with the 2GB of RAM on Vista for some time and it is finally time for me fix this problem, I am tired of having a sluggish machine and most of all, not being able to use what I purchased. I have not checked the BIOS so everything *should* be Factory Defaults, assuming Auto settings for the majority.

    Is there any specific memory adjustments that can be made in the BIOS that will aide in how the computer handles that combination of memory so I don't have to deal with a stick of RAM sitting in its storage container starring me in the face?
    Last edited by cory; 10-20-2009 at 10:24 PM.

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    Default Re: Graphics Freeze 9800gt

    I accept with information:This is an ongoing issue I have been having for a while, almost 3 months now where any 3d graphics will lock my system up completely while I am running 4GB RAM (2 x 2GB DDR2 800). If I run the same 3d graphics while only 1 2GB stick is installed it works fine every time. I have put up with the 2GB of RAM on Vista for some time and it is finally time for me fix this problem
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    Default Re: Graphics Freeze 9800gt

    Sorry for not getting back too soon........... you may have a memory problem...( 1 bad stick )..... or for kicks.... try and swap the memory ( both ) to the other 2 slots ( dual chan. ) to see if you have problems. One of the ram slots could be bad.

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    Default Re: Graphics Freeze 9800gt

    Or you need to adjust your memory settings and voltages.

    Fill out the above template with your specs and settings and I can help

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