Problems Doom 3/Sapphire 9600 pro and Gforce FX 5200

By cris
Jun 7, 2005
  1. Hello People,

    Please help!!!

    I bought Doom 3
    My System specs;

    Epox motherboard
    Athlon 2600+ CPU
    2@ 512 DDR PC 2700 RAM
    Sapphire Radeon 9600 pro 128meg or Gforce FX 5200 128meg
    MSI dvd burner
    Liton dvd rom
    Maxtor HD
    Generic firewire card
    windows xp sp2 upgrade from sp1

    With the 9600pro the game just crashes with out warning there are no errors
    i have tryed ATIs drivers, the latest 5.5, Omega drivers, turned the AGP to X4
    turned smartwrite off , turned write combining off adjusted the bios accordingly, changed the AGP to CPU bridging to the via bridging .patched doom 3 with the 1.3 patch
    the game runs sweet but just crashes randomly anywhere through the game

    With the 5200, OK its not that great!! the screen flickers and looks like crap!!
    i have the lates drivers also


    I have been to with no help i have tried there suggestions , but no luck.

    It realy craps me off man when you buy something and it doesnt work, or its broken.
    I feel like taking all my games and Pc outside and doing a massive burnout on it.
    Yes!! I know i need to see someone about this anger!!

  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    Theres a chance the 9600 is overheating. Use compressed air to blow out the processor heatsink and power supply. If the power supply is faulty or underpowered you will have gaming problems. Also make sure nothing else is running in the background when you're gaming. When is the last time you did a clean install of Windows. Having different video drivers can cause problems. I set up a seperate partition just for gaming and that solved all my problems like crashing and dropped frames. Ditch the 5200, its crap.
  3. cris

    cris TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    Yeah ill try to blow out the card with air, I have a 400w power supply I also have patitiond my 40gig drive to two 20 gig drives i put XP on the first drive and put all my programes and games on the second drive, the problem is still there.
    thanks for your quick responce man!!
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