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genvej
10-08-06, 06:56 AM
I can also hear music. And every background application works fine.
It happens to all of my games

My specs are geforce 6600 gt apg
motherboard:939dual-vsta
cpu amd athlon 64x2
my fan is 400 w ( should be enough right?)
funny thing is that this happens when i use the newest drivers. When I go back to 7X.XX drivers it seems to work... however, after a short period of random time it crashes

66.93 shows screen but crashes after a period of time
71.89 same
77.72 shows screen but with letters all mixed up

81.98
84.21
84.26
91.33
91.47
all have the problem

Gregor976
10-08-06, 12:46 PM
Umm..

What game?

genvej
10-08-06, 01:19 PM
Umm..

What game?

All my games.....

Company of heroes, Gtr2, Hitman

genvej
10-08-06, 03:34 PM
Regarding the black screen.... I needed to do a registry hack in order for it to appear.

Now my problem is that when entering any game, it freezes my pc

CaptNKILL
10-08-06, 10:48 PM
Try reinstalling the latest version of directx 9.0c.

If that doesnt help, try a different video card.

Clean out your startup, do spyware\virus scans, clean out temps (use CCleaner).

If that doesnt help, uninstall and remove your sound card and any PCI cards or peripherals.

If that doesnt help, try a repair installation of windows (pop in windows CD, boot from it, select "repair windows installation" option).

If that still doesnt do it, start backing up for a reformat and reinstall.

This is really the quickest way around something like this. If all games are that screwed up, you'd either be doing a lot more trial and error work than you've already done, or you can just try a reinstall.

genvej
10-09-06, 04:41 AM
Try reinstalling the latest version of directx 9.0c.

If that doesnt help, try a different video card.

Clean out your startup, do spyware\virus scans, clean out temps (use CCleaner).

If that doesnt help, uninstall and remove your sound card and any PCI cards or peripherals.

If that doesnt help, try a repair installation of windows (pop in windows CD, boot from it, select "repair windows installation" option).

If that still doesnt do it, start backing up for a reformat and reinstall.

This is really the quickest way around something like this. If all games are that screwed up, you'd either be doing a lot more trial and error work than you've already done, or you can just try a reinstall.

Im doing this on a brand new windows installation...

I have installed dx9c numerous times

I have no other video card (this card worked fine on the old Motherboard)

I have a hunch that my problem is either the RAM (DDR) or my powersupply (400w)

Gregor976
10-09-06, 03:59 PM
Since you are on a fresh install with updated directx. It is possible that it's your PS is the prob... "400w" is marginal for a power supply, especially for an x2 cpu and dx9 video card. What are the rails on your PS? "Just list all the ps specs."

If you have 2 sticks of DDR try them 1 at a time.
You can also try both sticks in single channel mode.
If you have a memory prob you could try bumping the memory voltage up a notch. "Some motherboards are finicky about memory".
What do you mean by "-vsta"? Thought you meant "Vista" for a sec. :)
What change in your registry did you make? You said you "needed to do a registry hack"?
Which 939 motherboard/chipset do you have? What was your old one? "I had lockup problems with an nforce3 board and 6800gt".
Have you tried turning off fastwrites? "You may need rivatuner for that".

If you upgraded your motherboard yourself, are you using default bios settings?
How much memory do you have and what is your agp aperture set at in bios?
What is your FSB speed, HT multiplier and rated memory speed?
What is your agp multiplier? Should be 8x.
What temperature is your cpu and gpu?

"letters all mixed up" sounds like a video card going bad to me. You could test the card by using coolbits and try underclocking it to see if you still get the problems. I've seen lockups caused by a weak ps but not the scrambled letters.

Have you ran dxdiag? It also has a d3d and dx test.
Do you use a sound card or onboard sound?
If using a sound card do you have onboard sound disabled in the bios?

Isn't troubleshooting fun? Heh.
good luck.