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Old 08-16-04, 12:29 AM   #85
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Default Re: GeForce 6800 and random freezes

Where do I find the option to change to Single Channel Mode?
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Old 08-16-04, 12:40 AM   #86
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The is no setting to change.

You have to open your case an make your your RAM is inserted into the right slots (normally slot 1 & 2 for single channel)
You will need to check your motherboard manual.
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Old 08-16-04, 01:27 AM   #87
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Ok, I'm going to use 3dMark03 to see how high the score is and weither it freezes. Ok, I got 8301points in 3dmark. But one problem, it was freezing for 5 seconds then snaped back in. I'll benchmark Doom 3 next.

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Old 08-16-04, 02:33 AM   #88
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Ok, I tried Ground Control 2, but like before, it freezes the first 30 seconds starting the game. What do I do? God I wish I had a better GFX card. Wait, this is one of the best Graphics Cards. I just need help!!!!

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Old 08-17-04, 10:11 AM   #89
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Is there a common thread with this problem?

I have this freeze issue on my new 3800+ system (using a gigabyte 939 nforce3 board). Disabling Fast Writes alone did nothing. Equalizing the clocks for 2d/3d got me through a full 3dmark03 run with no stuttering or freezes, but I need to do more testing when I get home from work.

Interestingly enough, I didn't have this problem at all on the 875/3.4C (P4C800-E Deluxe).
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Old 08-17-04, 05:35 PM   #90
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Hey all me again I crowed to early I had more problems. With hesitations weird pauses. So I decided to play mad scientist and remove the cooler from my PNY 6800GT I removed the weird thermal grease pads applied AS5 and re tightened a very very loose gpu cooler I tested for 2 days straight 8 degC drop in gpu under load in DOOM3 and Farcry used to be up to 87 now only hits 79 WOOT absolutely no more weird hangs just gaming bliss. Check the gpu cooler I think this was a loose cooler issue they had wienies tightening these at the factory. tighten in star pattern for those of you who are a little new at this stuff. I also set 2d/3d same and I am useing 65.23 Beta from guru3d this is by far the best card I have ever owned besides the little issue with getting it to work hehehe. Peace out and Good luck. 's

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Old 08-17-04, 06:42 PM   #91
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Eh I am getting these extremely annoying pauses too. Going to 61.34 helped but only let me play about 10 secs more before they started happening.
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Old 08-17-04, 07:07 PM   #92
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This is a heat issue with a poorly installed cooler on the 6800 series cards.
After I put AS5 on my ram I noticed the GPU cooler was very loose. after I tighten it the issues have stopped. Ran 48 hours idle 53c load 79c in DOOM3.
I can run any driver from 61.34,61.76,61.77,65.62 <--- is an awsome driver got it @ guru3d set 2d/3d but runs stable even if they are not the same.

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Old 08-17-04, 07:07 PM   #93
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Remove the sheild by the fan and tighten the gpu heatsink (star pattern for tightening) I think the reference design was not tightened down enough the screws had 2 full turns to make them tight this is a physical issue I am shure of it. This will not void warranty just don't pull off heat sink bad contact will cause gpu to overheat or if tighter on one side will also cause overheat. A wrongly installed cpu will show similar lockups.try it! It is the problem! I am shure of it.
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Old 08-17-04, 08:41 PM   #94
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The thing is my brother has a crappier GFX card and can run Doom 3 at ultra settings without a problem. I feel bad right now.
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Old 08-17-04, 08:56 PM   #95
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just try removing the thing with a logo by the fan and tightening all the screws it helps. Tried my little brothers PNY 6800GT also no problems anymore. Try it bud.
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Old 08-17-04, 10:45 PM   #96
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I hope it doesn't void my 3 Year ALienware warranty.
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