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Powersurge blues! Please help!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by RyanM, Aug 1, 2000.

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  1. RyanM

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    Recently my computer experienced a powersurge, and restarted itself, Now it runs graphicly intensive Programs like Games Slow, with noticible choppy animation, yet in Halflife my framerate remains well over 100.

    Im running a P3 550 with 128 megs of ram with a voodoo 3 3000 PCI card. Can you help me with a solution to this problem? thanks
     
  2. donS

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    Hi, Ryan--

    Let's hope the power glitch just messed up some settings and not any hardware. Check your display settings, make sure your Voodoo card is listed properly in Device Manager and that the display properties are all set for the color depth and graphics acceleration you have used in the past.

    You might reload your video card drivers while you're at it; or download the latest updates (a better idea, really).

    Check your system resources and see if you're running low; if that's the case then you could reload Win95 or repair/reload Win98 to see if that restores the memory management to its proper configuration.

    My old P-75 got knocked out by several power outages over the years, and it never developed any problems--I hope your's is easily fixable. Post back and tell us how it goes.

    --Don S.
     
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