sd 21:16 24 Mar 2004

I have a new athlon athlon 2800+, 200gb Hd, 1 GB RAM XP home. Every game I load crashes to desktop after a while or occasionally freezes. I have Norton utilities/AV & firewall, but crashes happen even when these programs are disables. Any ideas please? Cheers.

  Ivor_Monkey 22:55 24 Mar 2004

Tweaking hardware acceleration somtimes works. click here

  Ivor_Monkey 22:55 24 Mar 2004


click here

  citadel 23:06 24 Mar 2004

you do not say what graphics card you have. drivers are the most common causes of crashes.

  Craigmave 23:12 24 Mar 2004

do you have the latest graphics drivers. I have found in the past that this always the problem. I even found out that a 300W power pupply was not enough for my system and crashed all the time until i got a 550W laters.

  harps1h 23:20 24 Mar 2004

did you replace the motherboard? even if you didn't go to the manufacturers site and down load the latest drivers. also heat may be an issue here as that would tend to freeze your pc, particularly if you are playing intensive games.
post your full spec for us to look at

  sd 07:41 25 Mar 2004

thanks to all - I have a radeon 9800se, all drivers and updates in place, only have 300W PSU though.

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