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I've got an ATI Radeon 9600XT and whenever I play any game, the computer freezes after a couple of minutes playing. I've got all the updated patches and drivers. I've had a suggestion of disabling the VPU recovery... tried it, no luck. I've also tried every suggestion ATI support has offered. Please help!

Computer Specs: AMD Athlon XP 3000+, Windows XP Home, DFI NFII 400-AL nForce2, 512 MB DDR PC3200, ATI Radeon 9600XT.

Games Affected: Rise of Nations, Command and Conquer: Generals, Call of Duty
 
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Run: dxdiag
Perform all the tests and see in the bottom windows if there are any file or registry errors. What version of DirectX are you using?

If that all looks OK, try using this uninstaller from ATI to completely remove the ATI driver:
http://www2.ati.com/drivers/cat-uninstaller.exe

Then, try one of these alternatives to the drivers from ATI. You can always go back if you choose:
http://www.omegacorner.com/ati_2kxp.htm

Or, use an older driver from ATI (at the bottom on the drivers download page) to see if that helps.
 

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Elvandil said:
Run: dxdiag
Perform all the tests and see in the bottom windows if there are any file or registry errors. What version of DirectX are you using?

If that all looks OK, try using this uninstaller from ATI to completely remove the ATI driver:
http://www2.ati.com/drivers/cat-uninstaller.exe

Then, try one of these alternatives to the drivers from ATI. You can always go back if you choose:
http://www.omegacorner.com/ati_2kxp.htm

Or, use an older driver from ATI (at the bottom on the drivers download page) to see if that helps.
I have directX 9.0b. I tried installing those non-ATI drivers and it lasted a bit longer before it crashed.
 
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