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Video Card related crashes

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mikekruger, Oct 4, 2004.

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  1. mikekruger

    mikekruger Thread Starter

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    hey everyone
    I have an Nvidia GeForce 4 MX 420 and an onboard Intel Extreme GRaphics card, both with their own monitor.
    I use the setup mainly for microst flight simulator. After I enable the onboard card(which only displays cockpit instruments, no 3d graphics), I get a lot more crashes when running FS.
    Another problem, which I've been having since before I started using two video cards, is that sometimes, after I fly for a while, the 3D (Nvidia) display gets really garbled,as if instead of refereshing it draws right over the previous frame.
    I have the latest drivers.
    Please help! :(
     
  2. winbob

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    Mike,

    What are the rest of your PC's specs? It sounds to me like the Processor is having a little trouble keeping up with all the video data flowing through the PCI Bus.
     
  3. mikekruger

    mikekruger Thread Starter

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    I have an Etower 1742 with a 1.7Ghz Celeron and 384MB of RAM
     
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    Mike,

    Speaking from my own prejudices, I'm not impressed with Emachines, MX video cards are no great shakes, and a Celeron with 384mb is NOT over configured. I don't know what else to say.
     
  5. winbob

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    Oh, and onboard video is not usually effective for gaming video.
     
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