Constant 3d lockups... cant run 3d test or games, i managed to get CS:source to work for and maybe an hour before it crashes, after i used ATi Tool to underclock it by 100MHz on the core and mem. clock. I have 4 case fans(tried several dif. layouts), but my temp. usually crashes at only 57-59C. Ive read many forums and most say its faulty drivers, or overheating. Ive also tried a few dif. drivers. Nothing seems to make it stable... PLSSSS HELP
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Re: xfx 8800gt 512MB
These can get warm/Hot under constant use.
If it,s new i,d suggest you may have a faulty card.
I,m not sure whether you can actually remove the fan from the GPU Chip, but if you can.
I,d reseal with a quality thermal compound such as arctic-silver or similar. Theres a possibility that the card has overheated and damaged the thermal-seal between gpu and heatsink.
The other option, is to direct a fan blowing cool air towards the card, rather than trying to extract air from it.
If it,s new it,s faulty ( get it replaced )
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I would try getting the latest video card drivers first, if it is a Nvida card & it has recently updated itself, I would roll back the drivers, there has been a problem with the last update & my computer didn't like the upgrade & blue screened a lot, but was fine after I rolled them back in safe mode, if the problem if not repairable via software then go to a Laptop specialist, for what its worth I think its a software issue as you say its only when playing games, but im not an expert just well informed.
Sounds like there is not enough real memory and maybe not enough virtual memory. The real memory will require adding more RAM. Std is 512MB and the brochure says it has XP. My recommendation has always been to have 762MB and you system can be upgraded to 1GB which I would recommend based on your problem.
For the virtual memory, follow these instructions:
Right click on My Computer select properties. On this screen select Advanced Click the Settings button in the Performance section Click the Advanced tab on the Performance Options screen Click the change button On the Virtual Memory screen, check if it is set to System Managed size. If so, select custom and increase the size from what it is currently. For example, if it is set to 512MB set it to 1024MB. If it is set to custom, try setting it to System managed size. You will need to reboot after making the change.
is it not installing,try to browse setup.exe or install file for the game,right click and choose run as administrator..it should be installed w/o any problems,or if you were able to install this and the game just crashes upon playing it,you need to put it to compatibility mode,To do this search for freespace.exe (Probably in C:\Program
Files\Volition\", right click and select the "compatibility" tab. Check
the box that says "run this program in compatibility mode for" and
select "Windows 98"
The 8800GT will work and the GT5464 is a core 2 Processor motherboard. But why put such a high grade video card into a motherboard that will only take two gig memory? If you are a gamer which most likely you are, by you wanting a 640mb video card. My I suggest looking into a motherboard that will take two video cards. I found one for a co-worker that came was a complete PC with two 512mb video card for $400.00. new. Less the hard drive and burner. Running dual video is where the gamers are going to. Plus you can up grade to Quad. You can't up the GT5464 to Quad.