View Full Version : Opengl Apps Hang On Exit

10-24-04, 10:17 AM

I had this problem and after installing the 65.62 beta drivers it stopped my games crashing to my relief. But i am getting EXTREMELY bad performance with my 6800GT, with only 62 fps in doom3 on low quality and 68 in css also on low quality. I have an athlon 3200+ and 512mb ram so i really should be getting higher and my main suspicion are the beta drivers.

If i install the 66.81 WHQL drivers i am hoping it will prevent my ogl apps from crashing on exit AND fix my performance issues. I will try it but if the apps start crashing again i really have no idea what to do :(

please help, ive tried everything and its a waste of £260 (my ti4200 was performing better!)

10-24-04, 11:21 AM
I would try the 65.73 drivers. I was having the same problem and it fixed it. Also, they are very stable and offer a great balance between IQ and framerates. Just my 2 cents.

10-24-04, 11:32 AM
A few of us ran into issues like this with VIA chipset mainboards. What's your system specs?

10-24-04, 01:22 PM
Try downloading a newer driver, either the 65.73 or try the 66.81. Although the 66.81 are considered beta, I'm using them and no problems here 60-70 fps on the doom3 timedemo @ 4x/8x ultra quality.

10-24-04, 06:53 PM
thanks for the replies,

i installed the 66.81 WHQL drivers and they work without games hanging on exit :)

however i still get really bad performance (in css stress test my mate who has a ti4200 got 81fps and i only got 74!)

even if the 66.81 drivers werent good for fps, mine shouldnt really be that bad :(

and also, as u can see below mine is also a VIA chipset mobo. u reckon its also limiting the gfx performance?

system specs:

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 (IE 6.0 SP1)
DirectX (DirectX 9.0)

CPU Type AMD Athlon XP-A, 2200 MHz (11 x 200) 3200+
Motherboard Name AOpen AK77-600GN (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DIMM, Audio)
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8377 Apollo KT600
System Memory 512 MB (PC2100 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award (07/12/04)

Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT (256 MB)
Monitor Samsung SyncMaster 530/531TFT (H4KK600633)

Audio Adapter VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller

IDE Controller VIA Bus Master IDE Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive Maxtor 6Y080L0 (80 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
Disk Drive Disk drive (42 GB, IDE)
Optical Drive CD-ROM Drive
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

C: (NTFS) 78152 MB (56924 MB free)
D: (NTFS) 43966 MB (340 MB free)

Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse Logitech-compatible Mouse PS/2

10-24-04, 08:32 PM
I see that you have PC2100 ram are you running your ram overclocked to 200 or do you have the memory and CPU running out of sync because if you are running the memory at 133FSB and the CPU at 200 this is going to cause your Computer to run a lot slower than it would if you were running your memory at 200FSB and CPU at 200.

10-25-04, 12:26 AM
Glad those drivers worked for you, but you may want to check out this thread (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=33108&page=1&pp=15) for the VIA chipset issue since you have one.

10-25-04, 02:31 PM
hmm, my cpu is indeed at 200FSB, although how do i check what the ram is at and which software do u recommend to overclock it?

thanks for the help :)

10-25-04, 02:58 PM
do u think the reason for my bad fps could be that i have only pc2100 ram with a 3200+ processor?

10-30-04, 02:34 PM
replaced VIA chipset mobo with nForce one and also replaced pc2100 ram with pc3200 and it works fine!