GeForce 7900 GT OC Issue

By Malice
Mar 25, 2007
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  1. First off, here are the relevant specs:
    AMD 64 x2 3800+ Dual Core
    1Gb of RAM
    nVidia BFG GeForce 7900 256mb GT OC video card
    OS: Windows Home SP2

    This issue has arisen recently while playing Counterstrike. I'll be playing and then the game will stutter for a second and then resume. This happens about every 10 minutes or so and becomes very annoying. I've tried updating drivers and nothing works. After updating to the newest forceware, it seems a new problem has come up wherein my internet connection will just cut out and will not be able to be repaired unless I reboot. I'm connected wirelessly by the way. Does anyone know of a way to fix this or at least a way to figure out exactly what is going on? Help would be appreciated, thanks.
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,382

    Hello!
    Couple ???'s
    What motherboard & chipset.
    What psu do you have and it's specs?
    What cpu cooling are you using & # of case fans?
    Are all of your video & MoBo drivers, game & OS updates current?

    Do you have more than one Hdd?
    If so do you have your pagefile set to the same hdd as the OS is installed to?
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  3. sghiznaneck

    sghiznaneck TechSpot Maniac Posts: 544

    Are you playing counterstrike single player or multi player?If multi player, it's lag time from the server.
  4. sledgus

    sledgus Newcomer, in training Posts: 150

    make sure your motherboard, bios, graphics, NIC etc drivers are all up to date. Are you connected by WI-FI? or true wireless? if its WI-FI, certain things can intefere with the signal, ie bluetooth devices, microwaves, phones etc.. So have a look at those aspects. Let me know how you go
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,282   +24

    I'd also like to ask you to upgrade the firmware for any router(s) you may be using. It might help to fix the problem.
  6. Malice

    Malice Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Alright, first I'll answer the easier questions. I am playing Counterstrike multiplayer. The reason I'm concerned is because this issue did not seem to happen before and I've asked others on the server and they seem to think it's a video card driver issue. I am connected wirelessly...I think. I am connected to a wireless router in my home through a USB device in my own computer. As for the motherboard I believe it is an Asus m2n4 SLI board. PSU came with the case which is an Antec Sonata and I believe it's...450 watt...not sure exactly. As for drivers, I'm not entirely sure that BIOS and the motherboard are up to date as I'm not really sure where to find those updates and up to this point have been to lazy to look. Thanks for all the replies thus far though, I appreciate it.
  7. topps999

    topps999 Newcomer, in training Posts: 184

    i have wireless, what do u mean firmware??
  8. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,382

    You'll find your motherboard drivers and such here:
    M2N4-SLI

    Video drivers here

    Wireless routers have update firmware from time to time.
    Check with the manufacturer.

    G'Luck!
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,282   +24

    Well, firmware is kinda like a driver upgrade for routers, disk drives etc. It upgrades the software that is inherently embedded in the device that allows ur computer to automatically recognize the device, among other things. Firmware upgrades increase performance and reliability and also help certain CD/DVD ROMs/burners read/recognize and write to new media types that may have been released since the drive was made available.
  10. Malice

    Malice Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Thanks for the links. Should I install the nVidia RAID drivers? I'm not really sure what it would do.
  11. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,382

    Only if you are running a raid configuration on your hard drives.
    mirrored or striped.
    raid0, raid1, raid3 etc.
     
  12. Malice

    Malice Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    How do I know if I'm running such a configuration. Also, how do I install the BIOS update. I've downloaded it and have never updated it before and am therefore ignorant as to how to go about doing it. It's a .bin file and I'm aware that in some cases you are required to put this file on a floppy and then stick it in as the computer boots however I do not have a floppy drive.
  13. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    How many hard drives do you have? If you have only one, then you don't need any RAID drivers.
  14. Malice

    Malice Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Yeah, I've only got one drive.
  15. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    To update your BIOS, you need to use a floppy drive. I don't think you can update it using an USB flash stick.
  16. sghiznaneck

    sghiznaneck TechSpot Maniac Posts: 544

    If you only are running one hard drive, you won't need to install the RAID drivers. Those are for multiple drives.
  17. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,282   +24

    Nah it is possible. Look here for detailed instructions on how to do so.
  18. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    But those instructions are for booting from an USB stick.
    When I updated my BIOS, I needed to use a floppy drive. :)
  19. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,282   +24

    Well that's what I was trying to say. That it is possible to update your BIOS from a flash drive. :)
  20. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    I wish I could do it :D
  21. sledgus

    sledgus Newcomer, in training Posts: 150

    How do you update bios without being in the OS??
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