View Full Version : athlon 1200 lockups

08-03-2003, 08:51 PM
i have:
soltek sl kav - x motherboard
256 sdr ram
g-force 4 msi 64mg ram 3d card
athlon 1200
all goes well but 1 prob
all microsoft modern games i.e age of mythology, the newish rpg, and the game like creatures, (sorry cant remember names)
they all exit to windows (xp pro ).
no error report just turn off 5 mins into game. no explanation at all.
have tried direct x 8 through to 9.
have tried 4 n 1 drivers old to new.
have tried 3d cards drivers old to new.
any other sugestions welcomed.
thank you.

08-03-2003, 09:16 PM
is this prob to hard for all you comp geeks or is it to familar?
or is this a sore point?
i gotta know is it me or microsoft?

08-03-2003, 09:49 PM
what do the non MS games go like?

mayby a temp prob but i would expect most games to crash.

the other thing is to disable the reboot on error so you will get a blur screen with an error message.

08-03-2003, 09:55 PM
this is what i dont get
i have unreal 2003
no lockups plays fine as!
i have black and white no probs!
i have found where to turn blue screen o d on, thats better
but still my comp dislike microsoft games or the engine or a file they use?
most modern games are fine.

08-03-2003, 09:59 PM
i've got no idea on this one. except check your directX. do the tests, make sure its ok.

08-03-2003, 10:07 PM
thanks for the answer.
have done the direct x thing i just glad its not me being dumb.
it must be a deeper prob. Hardware, motherboard perhaps?
i sorter new something was bad.
right from the start.
but on the bright side i dont miss microgames.

Murray P
09-03-2003, 12:01 AM

Have you run Dxdiag? Is something else running in the background that may be disrupting your prog's? What have you installed lately, if anything? Mmmm....??? MS games eh. Must be trying report home :)


Murray P