|08-25-03, 05:59 PM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2003
RIVA TNT2 problem
some games ive tried to play such as RTCW, Blitzkrieg, etc. all fail to work. This is with the same video card I have used for 2 years.
Wat happens is I go into the game, then all of a sudden the monitor goes into standby mode, all screen is blank. from green light to yellow light. but i hear the game music come on, i click around, sure enuf i get into a mission and hear units/characters respond to clicks. So I am sure the game is running smoothly. To make sure, I had alt-tab ed, and checked task manager, it was running. I closed all virus scanners, firewalls and other applications running.
I frustrated and dun know wat to do.
This has happen with a number of games, and over a period of a year.
Here are my specs:
1000 mhz intel p3
32mb. NVidia Riva TNT2 model 64/64 pro
(Plz do not instruct me to buy a new video card, I am strapped for cash. And do not tell me to update/change my driver bcuz ive done that, and it did not, worse even was it screwed my whole system over, causing me to reformat.)
Plz help me!!!
|08-25-03, 07:26 PM||#2|
Apple user. Deal with it.
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: The 'burbs, IL USA
Re: RIVA TNT2 problem
|08-25-03, 10:13 PM||#3|
Re: Re: RIVA TNT2 problem
You can pick up a GF2ultra or better for nothing hardly.
If I were u I would look for a good used GF3.
Or maybe a radeon 8500 or better.
Compaq Presario CQ60-215DX
AMD 64 Athlon X2 @ 2GHz (QL62)
15.6 inch HD WideScreen
Nvidia 8200M-G 895mb
2Gig system ram
250Gig SATA 5400rpm HDrive
|08-25-03, 10:16 PM||#4|
Here is a Radeon 9100 for 65 bucks and free shipping.
Or a refurbed GF4 Ti4200 for 66. Great deal here.
Here are all there refurbed cards.
Last edited by bkswaney; 08-25-03 at 10:20 PM.
|08-25-03, 10:50 PM||#5|
Yes, we're not telling you to get the best of the best. Anything will do. Hell, you can get a brand new GF2MX from Asus @ newegg for I think less than $30.
Check it out
You could have a GF2MX/400 64MB for $37 shipped, or the 32MB for $32 shipped. ****, they'll even give you a free t-shirt.
We tell you this because it sounds like you've got a few problems with your card. From the sound of it, you don't have another one sitting around to try either.
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|08-26-03, 01:45 AM||#6|
I luv mah ti4200 340/700
Join Date: Apr 2003
does the box of the game say hardware TL is required? even if so, cant his cpu emulate TL anyway? and $30 for a geforce2mx is a bad deal, you can get em off ebay for like $15 or so. Heck I would just get a geforce3 ti200 for like $50, its far more powerful and has dx8. If you get a job or do chores, you should earn the money in a week or so
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gpu: Several, see 3dmark scores!
ram: Mushkin pc3500 level II, dual channel 2x256mb(sold) I now have corsair value that performs better for less than half the price!
mobo: abit nf7-s, shes fasssssst!
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TI4200 330/700 on nf7-s 16490
TI4200 128mb on kt400 15580
TI500 at 265/600 core won't V-mod 12713
TI200 at 250/525 w00t! 12k club! 12123
MX440 at 330/550 10k possible if V-mod 9305
MX420 at 333/183 poor ocing ram 5258
Geforce2 TI at 250/220 darn! sdr verson! 4740
|08-27-03, 12:51 AM||#7|
The Pally Killer
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Dundee, NY
You are way better checking forums before you buy on Ebay. I have gotten burned to many times with computer hardware. I do agree that you can do better than $30 dollars for that card.
Intel Core i7 920 (3.6Ghz currently)
MSI 560 GTX
850Watt Cooler Master Power Supply
WD Raptor 250GB SATA Hard Drive
OCZ Platinum 6GB DDR3 1600Mhz 7-7-7-24-2
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
|08-27-03, 01:55 AM||#8|
Join Date: May 2003
edit: check this out:
geforce2 Ti for 30 bucks. not bad.
AthlonXP 2200+ / 1024mb PC2100 / Geforce DDR (soon to be 6800le (soon to be 6800+))
|08-29-03, 04:16 PM||#9|
Join Date: Aug 2003
1. System requirements
Pentium II 366 MHz
64 MB RAM
DirectX compatible graphics card with 8 MB
Pentium III 600 MHz
DirectX compatible graphics card with 32 MB and T&L
these are the requirements, but thank u ppl for ur help. Hmm t & l, the minimum asks that u need not this. some help plz?
|08-29-03, 04:22 PM||#10|
What drivers are you running?
"Never interupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."
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Graphics: ASUS ENGTX470
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Power: Coolermaster Silent Pro Modular 850w PSU
Sound: Logitech Z5500 Digital.
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