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Geforce 2 mx 400, is this my problem?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Dan207, Jan 22, 2003.

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  1. Dan207

    Dan207 Thread Starter

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    G'day,
    I just upgraded my vid card to the geforce 2 mx 400. Now here is my problem, I cannot run any 3d applications without the applications closing/crashing itself.
    For example, I have been trying to run 3dmark2001, but it'll load and complete the first test, of the car chase, then as it goes to the next test, high detail(car chase), the program crashes. I can de-select all tests with high detail, but it will only load and run the first test, but then crash loading the next test. This goes for all of my games as well.
    Everything has been upgraded, except for directx 9. I have all the new drivers from nvidia, win98 se is up to date, directx 8.1 is installed.
    I have a p2 300 overclocked to 333, its always been stable, with 224mb of ram.
    Any ideas? I dont want to, but can format my drive and start again, but I want that to be a last resort.
     
  2. ratchet

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    Have you tried running dxdiag?

    Start/Run, type dxdiag, OK. in dxdiag, display test Direct 3d.

    If no problems found try backing off your hardware acceleration a notch.
     
  3. Jtoast

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    If you get any errors with dx, i would download and install it directly from microsoft's website instead of a cd which may be corrupt.
     
  4. BiggerBen

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    3dmark 2001 always crashed my computer when i was running a geforce2 mx 400 along with win98. they might just be incompatible.
     
  5. Chum

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    ...3dMark2001 and Win98 works in my system. (see above)

    I have a GeForce 2MX 400...how are you overclocking CPU...probably with FSB...probably Oveclocking your AGP as well this way...see if you can Oc the FSB without affecting the AGP(in your BIOS)...When I had a P3500 Oc'd to just 533...3dMark2001 always crashed as well. What was your old video card...perhaps now, you can live without the overclock and still see an improvement.
     
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