PC Crashing because of gfx card driver...

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Aodmystic

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When I go to play a game my computer locks up and I have to do a cold restart. When windows reloads an error saying that my graphics card driver has failed. I have the most recent up to date drivers install for it and it still does this. Im running the following

Asus P4R800-VM Mobo
ATi Radeon 8500
80 Segate HDD
20 Maxtor HDD
386MB DDR Ram
NEC DVD Rom
P4 2.8Ghz HT

Thanks for the help
 
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Try completely uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers.

If that doesn't work, you might want to try Omega's drivers for that card, found here.

Scorp.
 

Aodmystic

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Ok I installed the Omega drivers and it still freezes and locks up so what now?
 

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Test the system memory: http://www.memtest.org/

What version of the Catalyst drivers are you using? Is it the 5.13 drivers? Have you tried older drivers? This is a pretty old card and it doesn't necessarily need the latest drivers.


However even though it says there was a problem with the video drivers you should update your Chipset drivers and sound drivers too. Chipset drierts are critical for a video
card to work properly. You should also have DirectX 9.0c and Service Pack 2 installed for Windows XP.

Southbridge and Gart drivers can be seperately downloaded (or wholely with the display driver) from here: https://support.ati.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=894&task=knowledge&folderID=27

You should also disable the onboard 9100 integrated video in the BIOS if you are using a seperate Radeon 8500 video card. The two will conflict and cause you problems.
 
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