Radeon 9500 pro - Asus P4P800-VM - Game crashes - War craft 3 and Star Wars Galaxies

By zunachy2
Sep 6, 2003
  1. Hi guys.

    My friend recently built me a great computer. Only problem with it is that I can’t play War Craft 3 and Star Wars for more than 10 minutes – the computer crashes and frezzes.

    I have the 9500 Radeon Pro card, and the Asus P4P800-VM motherboard. To my knowledge I have the catalyst 3.6 installed, and the latest motherboard driver.

    I found this thread here -
    , and installed the Intel chipset software utility, but that did not fix the problem.

    Any help with this problem will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  2. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 1,040

    Get all the latest updates for your drivers and software. Also there is now Catalyst 3.7 now, and it may have a few bug fixes too.

    Make sure you update the:
    direct x
    windows os (

    Also, fool around with your video card settings.

    Additionally, there may be BIOS settings that should be set/fixed properly.
  3. Nanahara

    Nanahara TS Rookie Posts: 17

    Does the sound loop when it freezes? Or just locks up and kicks you from the game? And is the only way around it a cold restart or can you pull up task manager?
  4. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 TS Rookie Posts: 272

    Sounds like overheating to me. Download Speedfan and check out your temps.
  5. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    LOL :haha: This thread is from 2003.
  6. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 TS Rookie Posts: 272

    O Yeah :haha: LOL
  7. Nanahara

    Nanahara TS Rookie Posts: 17

    Yeah I seen that after I posted rofl XD
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