Problems when in 3d

By dani_17
Apr 7, 2003
  1. Hi!

    I've got a Athlon XP2000+, 512 ddr/266mhz and a Radeon 8500LE card. When i'm playin games, 1-2 minutes after I start, the computer totally freezes and i have to reset the machine with the button. Thats only when playing in 3d. The computer runs stable even when downloading stuff for 3 consecutive days.

    I just don't know where to start looking for the problem, as i don't have a clue....

    what can I do to at least find out what is originating the problem?
  2. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 536

    First ensure that you have the latest video drivers from ATI and try to check your 3D configuration with some software or even just with DXdiags for DX to see if all the tests pass successfully.
    try to identify the problem, i mean does it happen in OpenGl mode AND DX or only one of them & such stuff ...
  3. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    What mobo is ur pc running on? I have a similiar problems of yours, but i haven't found the solution yet...its prettying annoying as at the mean time, i m running my pc at an underclock speed with 100MHZ bus due to stability porblems related to my MSI KT400 motherboard.
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    I'm sounding like a chantmaster here, but you should try disabling AGP 4x on VIA chipsets.. :p
  5. dani_17

    dani_17 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 146

    Hi young & wild,

    Now It seem the problem is worst.

    The computer sometimes will boot and sometimes just won't. My mobo is a Soyo KT333 Dragon Lite. I disabled a lot of stuff and still it sometimes won't post. I can be using the computer for 5 hours, then I go to sleep and in the morning it doesnt turn on. I try a few times and it magically boots.

    About the agp i tried all, if i put it on 133 mhz for the bus it'll freeeze past a few minutes.

    Anyone think this has o solution or should I throw the pc throught the window :D
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