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« on: March 18, 2003, 08:27:17 PM »

PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version: WinXP (HOME)
Problem Application Name & Version: All Games requiring 3d Acceleration
Problem Hardware Make & Model: Geforce 3 ti 500
Error Messages: None



Anytime I play a game requiring 3d acceleration (this happens at NO other time), My computer will Freeze, and I will get a nice long beeping noise (not a pulse, a straight tone.)  I'm not sure what hardware I should list, I'm not sure what's relevant to the cause, but I have no idea what's going on.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2003, 08:36:16 PM »

Hi,

A few questions:

Did games requiring 3D acceleration ever work in this configuration? e.g. WinXP Home using the existing hardware...

If this worked before, what changed? e.g. software, hardware...

Does this happen right away starting a game or randomly during play?

Do you have the latest video drivers installed?

What is the make and model of your video card? Who made your Nvidia card?

What version of DirectX do you have installed? Run 'dxdiag' from Start > Run
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2003, 08:40:12 PM »

Hi, thank you so much for your quick reply, I forgot to add in my original post that once I get the beeping noise I get a lock in my system that only is stopped by a nice power switch flip.

Now for your questions:

Yes, this started happening following a recent format.

Nothing that I know of Changed.  I've installed NO new hardware since that particular format, and my software is all the same. Nothing new. Except a few games.

It happens randomly during a game, at no set time. It could go for six hours, it could go for five minutes.

Yes.


Verto Xtasy Geforce 3 ti 500

DX 9.


THank you for your timely help.
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2003, 09:22:54 PM »

Hi,

I suspect either the video card is overheating or a video card driver/DirectX 9 problem. Since DirectX 9 cannot be un-installed, thank you Microsoft, and you said you have the latest video drivers, make sure the video card/system is not overheating.

You may also want to try an Diagnotics Mode bootup to see if the problem could be caused by another piece of software installed.
http://www.mytechsupport.ca/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=42&topic=941
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