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Radeon 9800 Pro+ Old Game = Crash!

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July 28, 2004 5:02:46 AM

Ok, I admit it I've got a soft spot for older games. Recently I got a Radeon 9800 Pro because I happen to like new games too and my old GeForce 4 wasn't doing the job anymore. Anyway, last night I loaded up Thief: The Dark Project and a couple of other older games and I ran into a problem. Thief keeps causing my system to freeze. The graphics freeze but the sound continues. I've had similar problems on my old GeForce card because the card didn't like my old mobo. Any ideas what this problem is? I think it's either a video or sound card problem but I've got the most current Catalyst Drivers and Audigy 2 drivers. My system specs are.

P4 2.8c
Asus P4P800
1gb PC4000
Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro
Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
2 Raptor 36gb (Raid 0)
July 28, 2004 5:13:51 AM

This may not help, but the 3.7 drivers really were forgiving... they were a good set... for older games, you might find an old set of drivers work better...

Post this question in the games section, too, for you might find some Thief fan there who could help...

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July 28, 2004 6:12:05 AM

Did you run Detonator Destroyer, or other similar NVidia driver erradicating programs?

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July 28, 2004 12:57:34 PM

Yeah, I ran driver erasers before installing the Catalyst 4.7 drivers.
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July 30, 2004 9:16:57 AM

I don't own a 9800 Pro and don't play old games right now.

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August 4, 2004 3:57:16 AM

Just incase anybody looks up this thread to deal with the same problems I found that If I turn off hyperthreading in the BIOS the game plays fine and never locks up. Apparently the older game doesn't like Hyperthreading for some reason. So there you are.