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Games crash to windows or pc restarts

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by jmf, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. jmf

    jmf Techie7 New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Operating System:
    Windows XP
    All games i have restart or crash to windows at random, sometimes ten minutes sometimes hours. But my comp never has problems as long as a game isnt running.
    Specs: amd 64 3000+ cpu
    512ddr400ram (low market range)
    gigabyte k8snxp 64bit mobo with dps-dual power system (comatible with all)
    Ti4200 geforce4 128mb
    psu colors 400w silent power (probably low end)
    All drivers have been fully updated, windows xp pro installed several times.
    I have read all posts about game crashes/freezes etc. Any help would be appreciated, anyone else having same problem feel free to add on any info.
  2. Gabriel

    Gabriel Techie7 New Member

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    Hmm…that seems like an awfully old graphics card to be using with such a new mainboard/processor. Assuming its not a PCI job and it’s using the AGP slot, most motherboards are backwards compatible so an X8 speed AGP slot should work with a 2X or 4X card, however the BIOS settings may have to be changed manually.

    On start-up hit delete (or whatever key it is) and try and find an AGP BUS speed setting differential…set it to whatever the fastest BUS speed the card will run at (probably 4X) and try setting the graphics architecture down to 64MB (if there’s even an option).

    If none of that works please post your online hardware so we can decide where to go from there.
  3. jmf

    jmf Techie7 New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Operating System:
    Windows XP
    Thank you for answering my thread. I did have an fx5500 geforce but it also crashed and ran doom3 at a much lower fps then my ti so i kept my ti(agp8x). I do not understand what you mean by online hardware? As far as i know i posted all my hardware. O and also i am running win xp pro. And one game, counter strike, i can play on network without any crash.
  4. Gabriel

    Gabriel Techie7 New Member

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    Sorry I just want you to do an online hardware scan using the…err… online hardware scan button in the hardware section of this website. Then post your results.

    Oh and you could give us some background information about your PC like…

    Is it a new/old/upgraded PC?

    When did this start happening?

    What was the last thing you did to alter your software / hardware?

    Unfortunately complete lock up’s like your describing can be caused by anything but it’s usually something like bad memory or hardware over heating.

    Can you get a temperature reading for your main board / processor / graphics card?
  5. gpsimkin

    gpsimkin Techie7 New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Operating System:
    Windows XP
    hi there i am having the exact same problem here is my scan


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    OS Information:
    PropertyValue
    OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional|C:\WINDOWS|\Device\Harddisk0\Partition1
    Service Pack 2.0
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS


    Processor:
    PropertyValue
    Current Clock Speed 2170
    Description x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0
    Manufacturer AuthenticAMD
    Name AMD Athlon(tm) XP 3000+


    Memory (RAM):
    PropertyValue
    Bank Label RAS 4
    Capacity 536870912

    Total Memory Deteced in Hardware: ~512 MB
    Memory Reported to Operating System: 511MB

    Disk Drives:
    PropertyValue
    Description Disk drive
    Manufacturer (Standard disk drives)
    Model Maxtor 6Y080L0
    Media Type Fixed hard disk media
    Size 81956689920 (~76 GB)
    Number of Partitions 1


    Installed Printers:
    PropertyValue
    Name EPSON Stylus C44 Series (Copy 1)
    Port Name USB002
    Default True
    Driver Name EPSON Stylus C44 Series

    Name EPSON Stylus C44 Series
    Port Name USB001
    Default False
    Driver Name EPSON Stylus C44 Series


    Motherboard:
    PropertyValue
    Manufacturer
    Model
    Name Base Board
    Part Number
    Product K7S8X.
    Serial Number 00000000
    Version 3.0


    BIOS:
    PropertyValue
    Manufacturer American Megatrends Inc.
    Name Version 1.00
    Release Date 20031007000000.000000+000
    Version AMIINT - 1000


    Monitor:
    PropertyValue
    Description Plug and Play Monitor
    Name Plug and Play Monitor
    Screen Height 768
    Screen Width 1024

    Description Default Monitor
    Name Default Monitor
    Screen Height
    Screen Width


    Keyboard:
    PropertyValue
    Description Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard


    Pointing Device:
    PropertyValue
    Manufacturer Microsoft
    Name Microsoft PS/2 Mouse


    Sound Card:
    PropertyValue
    Manufacturer C-Media
    Description C-Media AC97 Audio Device
    Device ID PCI\VEN_1039&DEV_7012&SUBSYS_70121849&REV_A0\3&61AAA01&0&17


    Video Card:
    PropertyValue
    Adapter Compatibility ATI Technologies Inc.
    Adapter RAM 134217728
    Description RADEON 9700 PRO Family (Microsoft Corporation)
    Installed Display Drivers ati2dvag.dll
    Driver Version 6.14.10.6462
    Driver Date 08/03/2004 22:29:28
    Video Mode Description 1024 x 768 x 4294967296 colors

    Adapter Compatibility ATI Technologies Inc.
    Adapter RAM 134217728
    Description RADEON 9700 PRO SEC Family (Microsoft Corporation)
    Installed Display Drivers ati2dvag.dll
    Driver Version 6.14.10.6462
    Driver Date 08/03/2004 22:29:28
    Video Mode Description


    DirectX Installation:
    PropertyValue
    Version 6.03.01.0146


    Modem:
    PropertyValue
    Model NEC 616 USB Modem
    Name NEC 616 USB Modem


    Network Adapters:
    PropertyValue
    Description SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter - Packet Scheduler Miniport
    Description RAS Async Adapter
    Description Packet Scheduler Miniport
    Description WAN Miniport (L2TP)
    Description WAN Miniport (PPTP)
    Description WAN Miniport (PPPOE)
    Description Direct Parallel
    Description WAN Miniport (IP)
    Description Packet Scheduler Miniport
    Description Microsoft TV/Video Connection

    External Ports:
    PropertyValue
    External Reference Designator Def

    Expansion Slots:
    PropertyValue
    Slot Designation PCI1
    Slot Designation PCI2
    Slot Designation PCI3
    Slot Designation PCI4
    Slot Designation PCI5
    Slot Designation PCI5
    -------------------------------------------------------
  6. one time user

    one time user Techie7 New Member

    Messages:
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    Operating System:
    Windows XP
    i was having this same problem and then i flashed my bios to beta and bam everything works great! (p.s. im running an athlon too :3)

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