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November 20, 2001 12:45:02 PM

i'm so frustrated with this problem...
my comp. keeps freezing when i play "tom clancy's ghost recon", "myth 3", douclick on icons to access folders in c drive, and recently froze while i was editing my essay in MS Word. When the comp froze while i was using Word, i saw ver small green line on top of the screen like this:
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i've seen those before when the comp froze
someone said that it may be HD's problem and i scandisked and defragged, said everything was fine.

1.333GHz t-bird [c] not oc'ed (due to these freezings)
iwill kk266plus w/ latest bios
pc-150 256MB corsair
20GB ibm 60GXP (partitioned to two drives 50/50)
ati radeon LE (Hyper-Z enable and oc'ed to 166)
Gamesurround Fortissimo II
NIC 3con 3c905txm
toshiba dvd-rom

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November 20, 2001 1:16:01 PM

I had the same problem. I was using an ati All-in-Wonder Radeon w/VIA chipset. Turned out the problem was "compatibility issues" between the Radeon and the VIA chipset. Solution: download newest 4in1 chipset drivers and newest vid card drivers. Hope this helps...

Unngahhh! Fire good-blue screen bad
November 20, 2001 2:49:13 PM

Clock your Radeon to it's factory settings, and try again, I've gotten the green lines on the top when going too far.
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November 20, 2001 4:53:05 PM

What's your heatsinkfan for the CPU?
And make sure air flow through casing is adequate.
Make sure your power supply good enough too.
November 20, 2001 6:13:07 PM

Lies, we all know AMD has NO comaptability issues.

Yep, good old customer satisfaction testimonial, I love it.

Go buy another, maybe the next one wont lock up as much.

GL
November 20, 2001 6:56:56 PM

AMD does not.

Via does.

If you are going to bitch, at least get the root of the problem straight.

:tongue: Have you ever tried cooking an egg on your HSF? Tasty. :tongue:
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November 20, 2001 7:36:12 PM

Had same problem on my VIA/P2 computer with an ati rage video card. I updated VIA and ATI drivers and it fixed the problem.
November 20, 2001 7:54:12 PM

VIA has alot of problems though, but most of them are fixable with drivers.

-¤ Shut the f*ck up or go AMD ¤-
November 20, 2001 9:44:51 PM

i have the latest everything (at least as far as i know, via 4.35 and ati 7189)

i have 300W PSU, the one that came with enlight 7327

btw, my c drive indicates more free space and less stuff i got, about a gig off. mind you that my HD is partitioned 50/50


my cpu is cool....mbm reads it about 45oC/108oF
i have volcano6 cu+

i'm gonna try lowering my vid card again
November 20, 2001 10:33:54 PM

I find it funny, whenever people are complaining about their amd systems, people always ask about the fan. Shouldn't a standard fan be enough if you aren't overclocking? Otherwise these chips might have serious heat problems!

AMD = Anger Management Disorder
November 20, 2001 11:21:32 PM

A standard fan is enough!

AMD technology + Intel technology = Intel/AMD Pentathlon IV; the <b>ULTIMATE</b> PC processor
November 21, 2001 5:29:40 AM

::hears the call::


When not overclocking the standard retail fan is PERFECTLY sufficient, its quiet and will cool the chip adequatly.


::rides off into the sunset::

heatsink maaaaaaan.

"The Cash Left In My Pocket,The BEST Benchmark"
No Overclock+stock hsf=GOOD!
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