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06-24-05, 08:26 AM
Hey guys, I am having problems with BF2. I have an Athlon 3400+, Abit KV8 Pro, 1 GB (2x512) Crucial Ballistix memory and an eVga Geforce 6800. My computer was working fine before BF2. I reinstalled my OS after this problem and it is still there. I had a tv card in there, but removed it when I installed the OS to eliminate problems. Any suggestions? I tried the 71.89, 77.30, and 77.72 driver versions and they all give me the same error. Windows reports that it was a graphics card error after it does a hard lock and I reboot. Any suggestions?
Any other games giving you this?
Got the chipset drivers installed?
Tried disable Fastwrites? (unless its PCI-E ofcource)
06-24-05, 10:48 AM
I will try disabling fast writes. I have the via 4in1 4.56 installed which is the latest drivers for the motherboard. I used to have UT2k4 crash on exit, but that stopped when getting the 71.89 series driver. I have to reinstall UT2k4 to find out if it is happened since I just did a reformat on my computer. Windows definitly says its the video card driver. I took this 6800 and isntalled it into my fathers computer running an nforce2 and AXP 3000+ and it worked fine. I was able to play for 2 hours last night. So it has to be something in this particular system. I doubt it is the video card itself since it works fine with the 77.72s in another machine. Could it be a motherboard issue? I'm at a loss as to what to try next. I would hate to have to buy new stuff now since everything I have is working great. Thanks for the help.
I doubt it's BF2. That sounds more hardware'ish or driver related. There is a thread around here somewhere about the VIA chipset and the problems it has. Good luck.
Windows definitly says its the video card driver.
Yeah but the reason the driver fails might be elsewhere, I thought perhaps if the GART drivers in the chipsetdrivers werent installed it could cause it or something like that..
Like Grunt said, check for VIA & Nvidia compatiblity issues in that thread he mentioned, might find something related there.
06-24-05, 04:31 PM
could be heat or power related - what kind of pc powersupply do you have? brand and wattage are big factors, but any other info might be useful too. also, i had a bit of a similar problem with BF2 but mine would force-reboot or hard-lock either immediately on start up (during the movie sequences) or right after an alt-tab. overcame it just by forcing it to use the same resolution/refresh as my desktop (1280x1024@72Hz). Once those matched, no issues since :)
06-25-05, 10:09 PM
I have an antec true power 430W powersupply. I have a PCI sound card, ATI TV card, GeForce 6800, 2 SATA WD Harddrives and 2 DVD Drives. Is this enough power for all this?
06-25-05, 11:03 PM
Well, I did a full reinstall of my system, used the latest version 5.00 hyperion pro drivers and didn't install the AGP driver, and so far so good. I also am now running at 1280x1024. The 77.72s are running fine. I guess it was the AGP driver of the VIA chipset that it didn't like.
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