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Old 10-31-05, 09:40 AM   #1
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Default gforece 3 does not like pdf's

I have a pny geforce3 ti 200.
I run my desktop @ 1024x768, 85hz
I have installed the latest drivers (81.85_forceware)
everytime I scroll a pdf documet with adobe reader version 7.05 the system locks up hard and i have to use the power button to turn the system off.
the screen will look like a checker board the cursor will move but the system will not respond.

any ideas?

this is on a clean install of win2k

thanks have a good one
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Old 11-02-05, 09:44 PM   #2
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Default Re: gforece 3 does not like pdf's

I'm going to assume that this is isolated to Adobe. Try reinstalling it, or switching over to FoxitPDF reader and loading a .pdf file. It doesn't sound like a video card problem to me.
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Old 11-03-05, 06:57 PM   #3
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I did try reinstalling adobe reader and that did not work.
I also tried reinstalling the whole system, and that did not work.
I installed a geforce2 mx/400 and the problem went away.
Is there any problem with the pny geforce3 ti 200?
Its probably hardware failure but I figured I would ask people that are more knowledgeable with this type of hardware in case there was a setting to set in the driver so it would play nice with the card.

At this time I suspect a hard ware failure.
Dam time to upgrade again.
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Old 11-03-05, 08:05 PM   #4
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If you had no problems with previous drivers I would say it's a problem with a combination of 81.85's + adobe + your geforce3. If you can go back to 78.05 or earlier with no problems you may not need to upgrade.
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Old 11-04-05, 12:38 AM   #5
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heh...I'm more willing to just straight up blame Adobe. They have some great programs, but my God, the bloat is unbelievable. Reader is probably the worst. It brings my system to a crawl every time I accidently click on a PDF link in FF.

Thank God for TargetAlert so that now the PDF icon shows up next to the link to warn me before I click on it. And there's another plugin that prompts you about how you want to open it (stand alone window, new tab, new FF window or cancel).
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heh...I'm more willing to just straight up blame Adobe. They have some great programs, but my God, the bloat is unbelievable. Reader is probably the worst. It brings my system to a crawl every time I accidently click on a PDF link in FF.

Thank God for TargetAlert so that now the PDF icon shows up next to the link to warn me before I click on it. And there's another plugin that prompts you about how you want to open it (stand alone window, new tab, new FF window or cancel).
Yup. Adobe can't stream a file to save it's life, so hey.. let's make it a plugin! I disabled that quickly and just have FF open pdf's externally after the download is complete. BTW, the option is in Adobe Reader 7.0, edit->preferences->Internet page->uncheck "Display PDF in browser".
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Old 11-04-05, 10:00 AM   #7
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And there's another plugin that prompts you about how you want to open it (stand alone window, new tab, new FF window or cancel).
That's the one I use and just save all PDF files I need. Then I use Foxit Reader to view them. That's a great program, it just does what I need it to do without the bloat. Only thing is that its printing capability is not quite as good as Adobe in terms of speed, but I'll trade a few seconds for a more streamlined program.
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Old 11-06-05, 09:48 PM   #8
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I have a pny geforce3 ti 200.
I run my desktop @ 1024x768, 85hz
I have installed the latest drivers (81.85_forceware)
everytime I scroll a pdf documet with adobe reader version 7.05 the system locks up hard and i have to use the power button to turn the system off.
the screen will look like a checker board the cursor will move but the system will not respond.

any ideas?

this is on a clean install of win2k

thanks have a good one
If you're opening a pdf in Adobe Reader using it's browser plugin and you're on broadband bump the internet speed setting to 1.5 mbs in the reader prefs. I had a problem with Adobe Reader 7 where it would freeze when loading a pdf using the browser plugin. I would begin to scroll down the page and it would lock whatever browser I was using because it was not downloading fast enough. My internet connection speed was defaulted at 56kbs(i'm on broadband) under the prefs. Once I bumped it up, it never locked again.
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Old 11-07-05, 06:04 AM   #9
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Default Re: gforece 3 does not like pdf's

Try some earlier drivers, see if that helps. It's been a long time since nVidia optimized any drivers for the GF3.
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Its safe to assume the new drivers out help enhance the performance of newer video cards, so why use them on older hardware. I would suggest using v43.03 for up to GF4-ti video cards.
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