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Backwards Freezing Problem

By Thommo68
Sep 14, 2007
  1. Hello everyone,
    I have a weird problem.My problem is that i recently bought a GeForce 7200GS PCI 256MB video card and installed it on my computer. I play Halo and Tiger Woods 2007, The video card works great and everything is sweet when i play these games..But when i just surf the net or transfer files between computers it freezes and i have to reset the computer.This can happen up to 6 times in an hour.So i removed the video card and gone back to onboard video.The computer does not freeze now but Halo is very choppy and Tiger Woods not all the graphics are shown.If anuone knows of a fix for this problem could you please help. Thanking everyone in advance.I did update the video drivers to Forceware 162.18 which seems to be latest drivers for the GeForce 7200gs. Have not upgraded my bios as yet and defrag has been done.I have checked a lot of forums and talked to a fair few people who are quite knowledgable with computers but i have stumped them with this. Any help to sort this out would be greatly appreciated.



    Thanks Thomas


    Am running
    AMD64 Athlon 3500+ CPU
    Asus M2V-MX Motherboard
    Seagate 250gig Hard Drive
    2 Gig Ram 1 is Twinmos 667 the other is Kingston 667 both are DDR2
     
  2. Sorrow

    Sorrow TS Rookie Posts: 106

    I heard mixing manufactorers of RAM isn't good. But it may not be true =O
     
  3. Thommo68

    Thommo68 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hiya Sorrow
    Mixing RAM can be done as long as they are the same.As in DDR2 pc5300
    But you cannot mix pc5300 with pc4200 as it drags the 5300 down to the slower speed.I'm pretty sure that is how it goes but if i am wrong can someone correct me on this. I am only a Noobie and this is really only a guess.
     
  4. Thommo68

    Thommo68 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hiya Sorrow
    Mixing RAM can be done as long as they are the same.As in DDR2 pc5300
    But you cannot mix pc5300 with pc4200 as it drags the 5300 down to the slower speed.I'm pretty sure that is how it goes but if i am wrong can someone correct me on this. I am only a Noobie and this is really only a guess.I will change the RAM out and retest.
     
  5. Sorrow

    Sorrow TS Rookie Posts: 106

    Hehe I'm a newbie too lol =D
     
  6. Thommo68

    Thommo68 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hello again
    I swapped out the ram and tried them as single stick and it still does the same thing.Updated the video card drivers to forceware 162.18 which seem to be latest drivers for nvidia but it still does the same thing. Is the 7300 better
    than the 7200? Thanks James i will look at doing just that.This problem is really starting to cheese me off.
     
  7. Thommo68

    Thommo68 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    As the saying goes Problem Solved. Went and bought a ATI HD 2400 Pro.Installed it and now it works.Thanks to everyone who helped.
     
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