Ok guys I need some help troubleshooting, at at my wits end. Here's the situation.
I was running a p3 celeron (66mhz fsb overclock to 83mhz) with 512 MB ram and a Geforce 2 MX and everything was fine.
I needed alittle more power for UT2004 and Battlefield Vietnam so I I got myself a P3 1Ghz (133 FSB). After I installed the processor anytime I use the 3D card the graphics get all weird, like you see missing triangle and stuff. It reminds me of what grpahic glitches you get when you overclock a video card too much.
Mind you all 2D seems absolutly fine and the PC seems stable.
This seems to only happen on anything using D3D. Opengl seems fine as far as I can tell, only tested quake 3.
Here is what I have done so far which doesn't help.
Reinstalled OS and all drivers numerous time
Underclocked Processor and RAM.
Tried a more powerful Power supply and even tried another p3 750 (133 MHZ FSB).
Tried a new video card as well.
The only think that fixed the D3D games is if I go back to the Celeron processor.
I have ran CPU error and memory error tests but nothing is reported.
Does anyone know if the Celerons run alot cooler (even severly overclocked) compare to the normal p3? Both are 1.7v.
My last option will be to underclock the graphics cards becasue my last train of though is that the p3 is running the inside of my case alittle hotter than the Celeron cuasing my graphics card to overheat slight cuasing corrupt graphics.
I have no idea what the motherboard is without looking at the manual. It's some cheap board. Not made by any of the big boys like Abit, Epox etc...
The temp of the CPU runs about 29-35 celcius and the motherboard seems to run about the same.
No idea what the video card temp is as i dont have anytype of monitor on that, but it does get pretty warm to the touch. I can hold my finger on it for a minute or two before it's uncomfortable.
I really really like the AGP bus idea, since channging to a non Celeron would effect my FSB which would effect my AGP bus settings. Problem is I'm not sure if I have any type of AGP adjustmenst of this board. I'm at work now so I can't check.
I'll get the name of the board tonight and check the bios for AGP divider settings.
Is there any software that would tell me my AGP divider setting or my AGP bus speed assumming my bios doesn't give me any ideas?
Well looked at the motherboard at is doesn't have AGP bus setting in the bios or on the motherboard. I'm screwed. I also can't find any inforamtion about the board or any new bios updates. Its a Supertek ST-693AVMA/E board.