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March 18, 2004 1:50:54 PM

hey everyone.

i have a quadro fx 1000 video card becasue i am a 3d artist and i work from home at times..

but i also like to play games?

are there any issues with playing games on workstation cards? games like battlefield veitnam.

i mean the quadro fx 1000 is obviously strong enuff to play a game i would think. but i want to know if there are issues?



thx
lano
March 18, 2004 4:03:43 PM

In some cases there are driver related issues but on the whole professional cards play games quite well.

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March 18, 2004 4:08:36 PM

yeah i just called nvidia and asked them they said it would play games fine, reason i ask is becasue i recently built a new computer here are the system specs


antec 1080 soho file server case
antec true 430 watt PS
P4 3.0ghz 800 buss w/hyperthreading
msi 865PE neo2 pls motherboard
nvidia quadro fx 1000
1 gig of ram (2 sticks of 512 333 buss)
160 gig maxtor HD
4 antec fans
dual LCD flat panel samsung 17inch monitors


i ask is becasue during game play at one point my system just restarted without any warning. i have been going thru trying to figure out whats wrong . i have all the latest drivers and everything but it might be somthing in my bios i have to adjust im not sure.
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March 18, 2004 6:16:32 PM

uhmm.. Are you sure youre memory is DDR333?? If so then that could be your problem as it is constantly overclocked to DDR400 (P4 shows it as 800 because they quad-pump it).

Try to lower your CPU's FSB to 166 (333) Mhz to see if it is stable again.

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March 18, 2004 8:38:27 PM

He shouldn't have to underclock his system, doesn't MSI allow you to run the memory and FSB out of synch? If he's a graphic/3d artist then running a slower FSB would kill his performance even more.

Better to buy DDR400 than to underclock anything IMO.


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