Asus A7A266 lockup problems

By Vampire1
Jul 23, 2002
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  1. Asus A7a266

    Hoping someone can answer a question.

    I have a Thunderbird 1.4 with a ASUS A7A266 board.
    I have always had issues with lockups, only while using 3D games(sometimes very frequent, sometimes hours between).

    I have read something about this MB having issues with "AGP Cycles on ATI cards". I have a GeForce2 64meg AGP video card. Not an ATI brand, but maybe.... They have a new BIOS that addresses the ATI AGP issue.

    Is this likely what is causing my issues? If not, any other ideas?

    Thanks in advance!!!
  2. uncleel

    uncleel Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,145

    Re: Asus A7a266

    Audio and Video > What is "Infinite Loop" error
    http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=717

    Nvidia "infinite loop" error
    [Comments] by Per Hansson - 12/22/2001 @ 3:15 am
    What are the symptoms of this error?
    The error normally occurs under a Direct3D or OpenGL application, on systems using a GeForce 2 or GeForce 3
    video card with WinXP and the Nvidia detonator drivers 23.11 or 21.83. There are reports, however, of the issue
    occurring under Win2K. There are also reports of this occurring with ATI video cards but this has not been confirmed by VIA.
  3. Vampire1

    Vampire1 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    reply....

    Thanks, for reply. I have W2000 professional(sounds like most happen in XP). It does sound like the issue though.
    I'm still researching.
  4. StormBringer

    StormBringer Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,871

    Welcome to the Board :wave:

    Have you installed the latest VIA drivers. Also what version of Detonators are you using?
  5. Vampire1

    Vampire1 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    back...

    Thanks Stormbringer.

    Um, sad to admit I haven't done any tinkering with my computer lately. Just downloaded the 29.42 detenator drivers and will try tonight. Also just downloaded the 4in1 Via Service pack. ****, I have several things I'll be doing tonight with it.

    Finally just got tired of the lockups and decided to spend some time working on it.

    I used to be really strong in hardware issues, but have basically only focused on software the last 5 years. Missed out on a lot and am finally getting back into this side.
  6. Vampire1

    Vampire1 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    fixed...

    All the problems I've had with 3d software, since I've had my computer were fixed when I disabled the Soundblaster Live card.

    Unbelievable.

    The infinite loop had nothing to do with drivers, or video card. But the stinking sound card.

    I'm just glad I finally came across a mention of Live cards and W2K with other 3d software. Got me thinking.
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