Re: Geforce 3 freeze problem

Re: Geforce 3 freeze problem

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Posted by gvonpaul on December 27, 2001 at 15:11:12:

In Reply to: Geforce 3 freeze problem posted by David . on December 25, 2001 at 14:34:35:

: Hi everyone, heres a question for all the hardware wizards out there.

: Here goes, I bought parts for a new PC a few days ago. Short description of major components:

: 256 DDR ram
: Daytona GeForce 3 Titanium 200, 64 MB
: AMD Athlon 1700 CPU
: ECS k7S5a M/B
: Win 98 2nd edition

: I got all parts working together the day after.

: Now, onto my very disturbing problem. Whenever I try to play a game which demands DirectX, no matter what version, (I tried Broken Sword from 1996 which demands DirectX 2.0)) the game eventually freezes. Sometimes the game in question will work flawlessly for 15 minutes, sometime only 15 seconds. Fact remains, it will eventually freeze. Every time.

: Games Ive tried out include Undying, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds among others. Doesn't matter whether its Direct 3D-based or not obviously, since STGB doesn not make use of that, nor Broken Sword which I mentioned earlier.

: Just to be sure the problem was DirectX based, I dug up my old copy of Duke Nukem 3D and ran through it with not a single problem.

: I have the latest DirectX version, 8.0a, installed and the drivers included for both my motherboard and Geforce card. I tried re-installing my Geforce card too, but to no use.

: Can anyone help me with this?

: Also, if anyone can tell me why I can use just 33 GB of my 60 GB harddrive, Id appreciate that tremendously as well. During startup, BIOS says my hd has 65000 cylinders and 33 gb as total capacity.

: Regards,

: David, Sweden

Sounds like an IRQ conflict to me. Go into device manager and check which IRQs are being used for your devices. If you have something in the first PCI slot in your computer, try moving it to another slot.

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