System freezup with certain DirectX games.
I recently put together a new system and have been in the long process of ironing out my problems. I have an FIC 2013 MB, and Adaptec 2940UW SCSI controller, a AMD K6-2 350 processor, and a Diamond Viper 330 Turbo PCI video card. I am dual booting win95 and win NT, which are on separate partitions. I finally got things setup to the point where I could start trying some games out on my new system and ran into troubles. With Jedi Knight and BattleZone (both DirectX games that I could only install in Win9x) the game will load up fine, but as soon as the gameplay begins, my system freezes. The screen shot remains but the music loops and I need to hit the reset button. With Jedi, sometimes I can even play for 20 seconds or so, but it always freezes. However, QuakeII and Unreal both play fine. I downloaded DirectX 6.0 and the latest drivers from Diamond (which includes DX6 and 3D-now! enhancements) but I get the same problem. Also, with the new driver, my system boots up fine, but I get a Windows Protection Error when I shut down the machine!? Does anyone know if these problems are related. Any clues?
Well, I don't know if I can help, but I ran into the same problem. I have a post in the "Video Card" section, but no help in two days. Anyway, I am running Jedi Knight fine. It is when I play Rogue Squadron and RECOIl that I have the problems. I am now thinking it might have somethng to do with the drivers or something seeing as how you are having the same problem. If you gat any help, please let me know as I could use some too.
I've got the same problem here. Occasional lockups in Colin McRae or MS Combat Flght Sim. My Config: Celeron 300A, Viper550, SB128PCI. I already got all the latest drivers and BIOS for that machine, but stillt no go.
Well, like I said in my earlier post, I am having the same problem with my Viper V330. I think I have found a solution. Not sure if it will work for you or not, but what I did was:
1)Uninstalled all drivers and software for the video card.
2)Took the video card out of the PCI slot it was in and moved it to another one. (one reason I did this was because I think it was to confined where it was at, and I had a slot with more space around it. did this for better air circulation to help cool it)
3) Reinstalled the drivers AND monitor drivers. I played RECOIL and a couple other games and it hasn't froze up yet after about an hour where as before it would do it after 5 seconds.
Well, I hope this helps you guys out. Guess it goes to show that trial and error does some good.
New Security Features Planned for Firefox 4
Another Laptop Theft Exposes 21K Patients' Data
Oracle Hits to Road to Pitch Data Center Plans
Microsoft Preps Array of Windows Patches
Microsoft Nears IE9 Beta With Final Preview
Simplified Analytics Improve CRM, BI Tools
Android Passes RIM as Top Mobile OS in 2Q
VMware Updates Hyperic System Management
File Monitoring Key to Enterprise Security
LinkedIn Snaps Up SaaS Player mSpoke