Quake 2 Goes Back to Windows after a While?
I am playing Quake 2 on an amdk6-2 400mhz o\c to 450. I have a Rage Pro Turbo 8mb card and the system has 160mb of RAM, after playing Quake for a while it goes back to Windows and the game was ended, just for no reason at all. What is causing this. I am playing it in software mood using the 3d now optimizing patch, is it the overclocking or something else. RAM is Pc100, system bus is 100mhz, and system resources are usually around 77%.
I'd blame it on overvclocking. AMD CPUs tend to run hot to begin with and overclocking is just asking for trouble when gaming with one.
I don't think that is it though I am using Rain, have a large case fan, large heatsink with thermal paste, and another fan blowing on the cpu. I don't know why it is doing it, from what I recall it did it at 400 too.
Regardless I recommend getting a new video card because ATI RAGE PRO card """"SUCK"""".
Get a voodoo3 card or tnt2. Better graphics and speed. Ati cards and there drivers are buggy and are SH*T. (Used to have one)
[This message has been edited by Death To Mel (edited 10-13-99).]
I saw that you are using RAIN. and thought that is keeping your chip cool....It does EXCEPT when playing CPU INTESNSIVE games or applications. (rain only shuts down the cpu when the cpu is not working!(processing instructions) ) So I would say you need to improve your cooling to achive 100% stabability. Also check AMD's and your motherboard's webstite to make sure the CPU/chipset and the vidcard chipset are compatable you can read more about it here <A HREF="http://
[This message has been edited by Mntsnow (edited 10-13-99).]
Yeah.. I get a similar problem. I have a K6-266, and and ATI All-In-Wonder Pro card that uses the Rage chipset. Sometimes I'm just booted back to Windows as well. Maybe its an AMD or a Rage problem.
What voltage/cooling are you running on your CPU? It's been my experience that if the CPU itself overheats & crashes a game, you get a BSOD, complete system crash, or a blank screen. However, I've built quite a few AMD 450's and OC'd them all with voltages between 2.5-2.9 with heavy heatsinks and none crash during gameplay.
Once, I did have the exact same problem you describe and tracked it down to my OC'd (and overheating) Voodoo3. Pulled off the stock heatsink, put paste between the sink & chip, set up a fan under the card to blow across the heatsink, and the problem was cured. I would look at cooling the vid card- maybe put a large sink on the chip & a fan. A $5 socket 7 sink/fan works great, with thermal cement holding it on.
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