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Freezing During Benchmarking

By vassil3427
Aug 18, 2003
  1. I recently got a GF4 Ti4600(Lucky I guess, I burnt up my Ti4200 by overclocking and PNY still replaced it, except they sent me a Ti4600..it made me feel so good...lol) Anyway, whenever I go to benchmark my new card, with 3dmark 01 or 03 both freeze about halfway through the tests, just a solid lock out...All I can do is reset. I've tried many different drivers nothing changes, it never does it in games, I play bf1942 and nearly never have a problem. Anyway I think it may be my Powersupply, I know I need a new one, I've been using this generic 300w and I know it isnt enough for my system...Is that what you all think?

    Specs:
    Athlon XP 1800+
    384mb DDR
    100GB WD SE HDD
    GF4 Ti4600
    Audigy Gamer
    16x CD-RW
     
  2. PreservedSwine

    PreservedSwine TS Rookie Posts: 375

    Anything overclocked? (cpu/gpu)
    Might be you PSU as you suspect, try underclocking your cpu and GPU and see if the tests complete...

    Might also be that you got a re-furbished Ti4600 that's overheating too:(

    Have you made any recent changes other than the video card?
     
  3. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 822

    Nothing is overclocked, and the ti4600 doesnt feel very hot, I've been running my pc without the side cover to keep it extra cool anyway. And the ti4600 appeared to be brand new..dont think its refurbished...
     
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    is fast write enabled? I have seen alot of ref to PnY Ti 4400 and Ti4600 that exhibited the same behavior you are referring to when fast write was enabled in the bios. but the problem disappeared when fast write was disabled. you might want to give it a shot.
     
  5. PreservedSwine

    PreservedSwine TS Rookie Posts: 375

    Did you try the tests w/ an underclocked cpu and/or underclocked gpu (to lessen the load on the PSU) and see if the tests complete?
     
  6. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Posts: 422

    instead of underclocking things - which can cause large amounts of damage ive heard - try unplugging misc addin-cards and drives
    for the purpose of testing remove
    -soundcard
    -network card/modem
    -cd/dvd drives
    -second harddrives
    and then see if it runs the whole way though
    the same happened to me (freezing during game play) when my PSU started to fail

    Steg
     
  7. PreservedSwine

    PreservedSwine TS Rookie Posts: 375

    :confused: :confused:

    That's a new one to me, any confirmation of this??? Source???
     
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