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A FIX for random game crashes and Vid Card crashes!

Discussion in 'Games' started by Vizier, Jul 9, 2004.

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  1. Vizier

    Vizier Banned Thread Starter

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    If any of you have a radeon card (might apply to nvidia cards too) and you have been experiencing random crashes to desktop / reboots / VPU Recover windows ...Go into you r bios and change the vid card core voltage to 1.7v, if 1.7 doesnt fucntion, use 1.8. That should fix 95% of all of you crashing problems.

    I had tried everything to fix these crashes, formatting HD, reinstalling windows...I even bought a new power supply. None of it worked but since i switched to 1.7v I have had no problems in any games and no crashes at all. It was set to the default 1.64v unbeknownst to be.

    Anyways if youve tried everything like me...give it a try I think that it will fix it.
     
  2. colman77

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    Ummmmmmmmm... I'm sceptical... I think voltages generally aren't meant to be messed with... if you do, just know that you may run the risk of frying your card...
    ...right??? not all cards run on the same voltage, and if it's supposed to run on something lower, it could get fried, right?? and then if it's supposed to run higher than that, MAYBE some bugs would get fixed, but wouldn't the card also run slower??

    Which radeon card do you have anyway?

    EDIT actually, it looks like the standard voltage for AGP cards is 1.5v... upping the voltage will (I believe) up performance a little, as well as heat generated. Too high a voltage, however, will result in BSODs and the like.
     
  3. McTimson

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    Increasing the voltage generally allows you to overclock the card more, much like increasing the voltage on a CPU does. However, as a warning, increasing the voltage probably voids the card's warranty, as they were designed to run at 1.5v, AGP standard voltage. And yes, if the voltage is too high, the card may not function properly. Use caution when raising voltages, and make sure your case cooling is adequate.
     
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