View Full Version : Asus 8200 D Strikes Again

03-02-03, 04:13 PM
Irritation level rising, well I usually just say **** it there is nothing a fresh reinstall won't fix, but my objections to phoning Microsoft every time I want to use MY LEGIT Windows XP Pro is something to be desired.

The problem is my graphics card once again, Asus 8200 Deluxe using Geforce 3 and 64mb. What’s going on is every time i run a 3D game it starts it up then returns me to my desktop. It was working fine until I installed the Detonator 43.00 drivers then this **** started happening.

I used one of the many NVIDIA file removers, NVIDIA File Remover Version: v0.5 (Mar 02, 2003) in this case. But was originally using official Asus graphics drivers based on the 31.40 drivers before installing the 43.00's, those were uninstalled as well. I just don't know what to think now I've tried all sorts of things from refresh rate, resolution, colour depth, default settings, tweaked settings.........nothing helps. The only program that gives me a shred of what is going on is RTCW which gives me an error in the console captured in the pic below.


The card itself has been very unstable lately, freezing the screen up but eventually coming back to normal.

Click here to see my previous mayhem with this card (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7744), currently the AGP VDDQ setting is 1.5v which is default for my board. In-depth stats are listed below.

Motherboard: Asus A7N8X Deluxe
Graphics Card: Asus 8200 Deluxe, 64mb Geforce 3
Graphics Driver: 31.40H Official Asus Release
Tested Graphics Drivers: 41.09 WHQL, 43.00b
Motherboard Drivers: 1.16 Official Asus Release
BIOS: 1002.A Official Asus Release
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 151s (latest MS WHQL drivers installed)

Does anyone have a thought on this problem?

03-02-03, 05:21 PM
After testing it 50 times Unreal 2 has finally decided to tell me WTF its problem is. Interesting and actually helpful, I am going to try to reinstall DX9, I'll post back to tell what the results were. I got this error with Directx 9 and the Asus 31.40 drivers installed.


Nope no go, still not working.

03-02-03, 07:06 PM
After much testing the problem would not be solved, I have done a system restore on my OS partition and have reverted back to the 31.40 drivers. Everything is working fine now, but I still can't use ANY beta drivers. I suspect it has to do with my chipset since I used to use the same graphics card on another board and all the beta's worked just fine.

03-02-03, 08:48 PM
humm, that is odd. i know lots of people have that board and no complaints. regarless, i hope you can resolve the issue as it is nice to be able to use beta drivers.

ohh and ya and i agree that winxp activation sucks, nothing like punishing us paying customers with something that pirates can easly hack. :rolleyes:

03-03-03, 10:54 AM
I have the same card, no problems at all wit beta versions...