lockup/freeze while playing specific games with 6600gt

By g0dhand
Oct 22, 2005
  1. every time i play fable or fear my whole pc will just lockup/frezze at random locations within the games whilst playing it for about 3 -10 mins
    the whole screen freezes in places and i get a sound loop of the last second till i finally hit the reset button
    other games like brothers in arms hl2 wow or warhammer 40k run just fine for hours without problems
    i tried almost anything to fix the problem upgraded the drivers, downgraded them, disabled fast write, set agp to 4x, lowerd apperture size disabled my sound and network card etc
    system specs:
    xp 2600
    512 ddr ram
    3d club gf 6600 gt
    abit nforce2 nf7
    windows xp pro. + sp2
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    3d club? where did you get that card and how much did you pay for it? also, see if you can get and apply the patest patches for said games.
  3. g0dhand

    g0dhand TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i bought in the pc shop in my hometown (ger) for about 220 euros 10 month ago for info about the card manufacturer
    till fear fable and the star ship troopers demo every game worked just fine with it
    i kinda think its some fancy new dx9c feature that these new games use and my card just dosnt like
    and i patched every game as i did with every component in my pc...
    with my old gf4ti these games run just fine well they look like crap but they dont just freeze
    the last thing i could do now is update my bios...
  4. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    512MB isn't much RAM especially in todays games. FEAR I think is one of those CPU/RAM intensive games, as opposed to HL2, very graphics intensive.
  5. g0dhand

    g0dhand TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i got quake 4 today
    an it that game runs just fine too...
  6. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    Well that's good to know that Quake4 works on your 6600GT, because I have the same card. :) Sorry but I really can't say why your rig hangs on FEAR, but it does sound like a conflict with video drivers or DX9. nVidia is always updating drivers for these very kinds of reasons, maybe this new release will fix it.

    Did you read this link?:
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