Hey, my new computer keeps freezing. It mostly happens when I'm playing a game (Warcraft 3 or GTA 3 so far). WHat happens is it basically freezes, sound loops, and I have to do a hard reboot. Here are my specs:
Asus A7V333-WA motherboard bios 1008
AMD 1800XP retail
Kingmax 256MB PC2700
Maxtor 60gig 7200RPM
Asus V8420 GeForce 4 Ti4200 w/128meg
Soundblaster Live! OEM
Antec 300W power supply
DLink 530TX NIC
Asus 50X cd-rom drive
4x8cm case fans
Windows 2000 w/SP3
newest NVidia detonator 40 drivers
CPU temp: 50C
MB temp: 26C
If anyone could help me out that would be really cool. I've heard of other people lowering the CPU/memory ratio from 4:5 to 1:1 and that seemeed to help for a day but i got another crash.
Try going back to a previous vid card driver version. That sounds like a problem a friend of mine was experiencing, only his problem went away when I updated his driver (it was an onboard graphics adapter). Maybe you could try an older driver version, although I don't know how you do that.
bios settings are all pretty much set to default. My CPU is at 133MHz, CPU/Memory ratio is 1:1 now, but it was 4:5 before. Optimal for chipset speed.
SDRAM Config is [By SPD] which sets
CAS Latency to 2.5T(DDR),
RAS to CAS Delay [3T],
RAS Precharge Time [3T],
Active Precharge Delay [6T]
I have this exact same problem. I have an A7V333, XP2100+, 512 MB Corsair CAS 2.5 and an ATI Radeon 8500. I'm almost 100% sure in my case the problem started when I updated my BIOS from 1005 to 1011. Then I restored the original 1005 BIOS but the problem persists. I also have the default settings on my BIOS, no overclocking. Any ideas on how to solve this problem?
It's not important to know all the answers, as long as you know how to contact someone who does.<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by gaviota on 08/31/02 03:56 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
I had a problem like that with my a7v333 when I updated my nvidia to 30.82. Games would freeze/drop out. XP even sent in the error reports and after the 3rd one, MS said to check the vid drivers. So backed out to 29.42 and the crashes went away. I also am running 10.11 bios. After reading the forums at 3dguru, I think I'll wait to see how 40.82 works out, since they're still beta.
I keep getting thrown out of games also.
My specs :
Creative GForce TI4400
256 DDR ram
Using Windows 98 SE
I tried all kind of drivers for the videocard,but im getting the same result.
I think its a setting in the bios but i tried several options out , and frankly im getting desperate.
I also have a 300W power supply, could this be the problem?
BTW what agp aperture size should i use with my gforce?
Any more bios settings would be greatly appreciated