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  1. Luke87

    Luke87 Thread Starter

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    I just got a new computer today and when I run doom 3 after I play for a couple minutes the game will either freeze or crazy colours will go everywhere inthe game then itll freeze. i have a amd 3200, 2gb ram, 9800 pro. Could it be it is overheating? or that the power supply isnt enough (350 watt). If it is, how much does it cost to get more power? Thanks.
     
  2. neosage

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    Hi Luke,

    I had similar problems myself when I first ran Doom; I have a similar system, and same GPU as you. There are some issues with ATi cards and doom3, it tends to run better on NVidea cards.

    First stop, just try the lastest ATi drivers, they did coincidentally post one on the catalyst site about the same time as Doom3 was released. That worked for me.

    there are other, doom-specific, beta catalyst 4.9 drivers available if the above doesn't work.

    alternatively, some people have reported success with a 3rd party driver like this one from guru 3d.

    There's no reason why you shouldn't be able to play on high-quality settings with a minimum res of 1024x768, possibly higher, with your rig. You just need to tweak things a bit until it works ok.



    There's nothing wrong with your power, until it stops working.
     
  3. Luke87

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    ok ill try those to see if it works, btw, with 350 watt power supply is there any reason it wouldnt work? or is that enough?
     
  4. neosage

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    350watts should be plenty for your setup, don't worry about your power supply, it has zero effect on your ability to play games. Unless it stops working of course ;)
     
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