Thread: Help with Geforce3 problem
January 3rd, 2002, 04:58 PM #1
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Help with Geforce3 problem
I recently bought a AMD XP1800, 80GB HD, 19" KDS monitor with a Gainward Geforce3 TI450 video card. I am using XP professional. I am having a terrible time with it. I have tried to update the drivers from both Gainward's site and Nvidia's site for the graphics drivers, with no success. I can't run games or any serious graphics. It goes crazy and freezes up. I tried to run DXdiag, but can't run it. It says there is a problem running directdraw. I have an Epox Kt266a motherboard. My system bios are 10/2001, so they are pretty new. It is an AGP4X system for the video. Can someone help me with this problem? I have tried reducing the hardware accelerator with no success. I have tried running games with the compatability mode for Win98, with no success and have even tried the games using software rendering. I have tried Rogue Spear, Max Payne, Triple Play 2001, all with no success. Any suggestions?
January 3rd, 2002, 05:03 PM #2
January 4th, 2002, 12:21 AM #3
OK .. i always give the same suggestion for this kinda of problem ..
Go to the BIOS .. make the sperture size 128 (how much RAM do you have ?.. if 256MB and more then do it .. if 128Mb and less then leave it at default setting ).
Disable all Video BIOS and Video RAM caching and shadowing, then enable fast writes ...
Good luck and Welcome to TechIMO
January 4th, 2002, 12:55 AM #4
I recently had the same problem when I updated to the latest driver from the Nvidia site (only I'm using WIN 98). I had the same problem with lockups, couldn't run dxdiag, got the direct draw error message. It turned out that something with the driver installation corrupted my whole Windows installation. Uninstalling and going back to the old drivers didn't help, and reinstalling windows over itself made the problem even worse. Fortunately, I keep a backup copy of my Windows folder, so I was able to revert back to the old configuration and was back in business pretty quick.
Never did figure out if it was a corrupt download, an incompatibility between the driver and my system, or something else that caused the problem.
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