Got my Slot A Tbird/K7 Pro/Win2K Stable - Guess What the Problem Was?

beer

Lifer
Jun 27, 2000
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It's amazing what one bad component can do.

I had a Vortex II...Half-Life would lock up on load, and Quake 3 would lock up in a matter of minutes. Only UT was stable. Last week, I ordered an SB Live! value, since the sound quality in Win2K was pretty bad on my Vortex II. I honestly didn't think bad sound card driveers would have the power to lock everything up. Sure enough, I fired it up this morning, and CS/UT/Quake3 are stable for long periods of time.

The only thing that is not perfectly stable is that the 3DMark Demo Mode will crash to the desktop - but until this carries over into the Benchmark mode or when I use real games, I'm not going to worry about it.
 

Imported

Lifer
Sep 2, 2000
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I had the same problem with an old S90. When I got my SB Live!, it worked wonders.
 

odog

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Oct 9, 1999
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same here... got a SBLv now i can play games


still got the MX300 sitting in the cabinet.... i'll keep it around for the meantime.... or until i need the loot and then i'll sell it:p