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I keep geting blue screens when I play games

By ntentes
Jan 14, 2009
  1. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,172   +37

    Rule of thumb if gaming in XP: 2 Gigs of RAM.

    Rule of thumb in PC gaming: Just becuse our system meets the minimum requirements doesn't mean it will play well or at all.

    Did you take thge 512 out and test the 256 individually? How many Passes did you allow on the 512?
     
  2. ntentes

    ntentes TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    i did 6 passes but i did the 256 and its broken so i took only the 256 out and left the 512.

    i know a friend who is a computer guy(he has a job fixing comps and stuff so hes experienced) and he said that there might be something wrong with the ati graphics card or whatever its called(the radeon 9600)and he gave me a nvidia one and i put it in my pc but when i went to install the driver, all the specs. in dxdiag said n/a so i didnt know which driver to download.

    i did 6 passes but i did the 256 and its broken so i took only the 256 out and left the 512.

    i know a friend who is a computer guy(like he has a job maing comps and stuff so hes experienced) and he said that there might be something wrong with the ati graphics card or whatever its called(the radeon 9600)and he gave me a nvidia one and i put it in my pc but when i went to install the driver, all the specs. in dxdiag said n/a so i didnt know which driver to download.
     
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,172   +37

    Then if the 256 had errors that needed to be replaced. And if you are going to game your going to need at least a gig of RAM and 2 is better.

    Did you unistall your old drivers before putting the Nvidia card in? Does your friend have the installation disk for that graphics card? Did he say why he thought it was the ATI card?
     
  4. ntentes

    ntentes TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    yes i uninstalled the old ones and i dont think he does and no he didnt he just told me it might just be a problem with your card and then he said try this and he gave the the nvidia card but when i put iot in everything said n/a in dxdiag well only in display
     
  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,172   +37

    Was your system stable with your ATI card after you took out the 256 and just ran it with the 512?
     
  6. ntentes

    ntentes TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    yes it was stable but not with games i have only the 512 in as we ......type.

    i am just going to put the old driver back in because it worked better with the other one in.
     
  7. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,172   +37

    Remember: 2 Gigs for XP gaming.

    Also: Make sure you uninstall the Nvidia drivers before reinstalling your ATI card.

    Question: Have you considered building a new system in the future?
     
  8. ntentes

    ntentes TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    i didnt have nvidia drivers in the first place because i couldnt find them, i just want games to work
    my game even says that minimum required is to have 512 ram and i do have it
    why should i make a new system i mean build

    do u have any other ways that will fix it or can fix it or am i just **** out of luck???????
     
  9. ntentes

    ntentes TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    i figured out the problem and games are working now.
    it was the ati card that wasn't working and i figured out the driver for the nvidia one so i tried it and the games work.
    thank you for all of your help, you have been really good to me!
     
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