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Old 05-29-04, 11:22 AM   #1
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Default stability issues with 5336 and FX cards

I finally broke down and bought an FX 5700LE card a few weeks ago, I needed to upgrade my driver from 4363 to 5336 in order to be able to use it at all, but my system was so unstable with it that I had to return the card - even with the most conservative bios and driver settings, it would still lock up after an hour or so running just the screensaver!

I reinstalled my trusty old GeForce 2 card, but started having stability problems with it too... the system would lock up after running for a day or two. So I reverted to the old 4363 driver and it's been running fine ever since - 3 days and counting.

Needless to say, this experience has left me quite pessimistic about the prospect of getting one of the FX cards running on my system. Are there any known issues that I'm missing here? Are there bug fixes in the works for the next driver that will help me? Should I try some of the older drivers between 4363 and 5336, and if so, which of them will run with the newer cards?

My kernel is 2.4.20, motherboard is Tyan Tiger 230 with dual 1Mhz P3 processors.
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Old 05-29-04, 11:40 AM   #2
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Default Re: stability issues with 5336 and FX cards

Had no bugs here, but nvidia are working on a new driver which should be here anytime now.
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