3D Mark2001se will NOT run on MY xp

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Chunter

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i guys n gals,
i've just started using windows xp pro and my problem is that 3D mark 2001se will not run on my computer at all,not with directx 8 or 9.
8 times out of ten it just crashes back to desktop,the other times it crashes then reboots the computer.i have no idea whats causing this or how to fix it.
it gets to the third test then just gives up.
any ideas ?

computer specs

amd 2.4 xp
geforce 4 ti4200 with detonators 42.51 drivers
512 sdram
soundblaster 512 pci

hope someone can help me cure this as the way i see it ,if its doing it in 3d mark,it'll do it in my games and i want to cure this before i even install them
thanks in advance

Chunter


BAD RAM WAS THE CULPRIT THX GUYS (edited by me 21 feb 2003 )
 

dvk01

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try downloading the 2 mb update from the supplier

3DMark®2001 Second Edition Patch (Build 300 -> 330)


http://www.futuremark.com/download/

Sorry just read it won't run on your system

Minimum System requirements
Intel® compatible 500MHz or faster processor
128MB of RAM (256MB recommended)
100MB of free hard drive space (installed)
Windows® 98/SE/ME/2000/XP
DirectX®8.1 or later
A modern 3D accelerator with 32MB of memory

I think this means that it won't run on an athlone
 

Chunter

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it can't be problems with an athlone as it runs perfectly under win 98
 

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That may be , I'm only quoting what it says on their site, Possibly Xp uses different cpu drivers to 98 and that's why it's crashing if it can't recognise the driver it needs to run an AMD

Or have you overclocked the processor

Have you downloaded the update

try running it in 98 compatability mode
 

Chunter

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ok i think its driver related as i disabled the function that makes xp reboot on crashing and i got this on my bsod

nv4disp.dll address BFA74F4F base at BF9B8000 DATESTAMP 3DD970D4

so it looks like a 40 series display dll thats causing the problem..but i can't find that particular dll on my system.
gonna try the win 98 compatability mode too.
 
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