HELP! New Tbird system freeze?

xWeston

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My System is freezing while playing games and i know that i need do download a 4in1 Driver update to make it work, but im not sure which one.

Here are my specs
Windows 2000 all of windowsupdates installed.
Abit KT7A-Raid
1.2ghz Tbird with mini-super orb
TNT2 Ultra 32mb AGP
SB Live! Value
30gig Western Digital ATA100 7200rpm
TDK 12x10x32 burner
52x cdrom
Enlight Case
Western Digital Firewire card
2-128mb Crucical pc133
1-128mb Generic pc133

I need to know which of the 4in1's are best for gaming as well as playing divx movies. I believe i tried the 4.27 ones, and for games they worked fine but my divx movies would freeze while i was watching them, which is not a good thing considering i have almost 100 nowadays. Also, i'd like to know what nvidia drivers are best for my card. I am currently using 6.50 and they seem to be plenty fast, but when i alt-tab i bluescreen. My card has tv-out, and this needs to be supported in the drivers, whcih 7.52 doesnt support because i've tried.
Please help me, the freezing issue is the biggest problem, i notice anandtech tests with 4.24 4in1 and 5.22 for nvidia drivers, is this the best setup? Any other Hints/tips/help you could give me with a kt133a/tbird setup would be great.

Also please inform me of any bios settings to make ram faster or anything! PLEASE!
Weston

email me if ya want, weston@antievil.com
 

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Lifer
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The Via 4.29 drivers seem the best ones for Win2000,also have you installed the AMD/Win2000 patch from here,next go into bios select 2X AGP mode,disable all video shadowing,& disable fastwrites.

I notice you have one generic ram module that you use with your other Crucial ram ,have you tried taking it out & see if this improves your stability mixing generic ram with good ram is a hit or miss nowadays.
 

xWeston

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Thanks for the links, do you have any other tips? What about ram settings for bios? Turbo good?

What about nvidia drivers?

Thanks.
 

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Lifer
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I use 6.50 drivers for my Geforce2 MX card you use a TNT2 so there should not be much difference between drivers,check your temps do you`ve a good heatsink/fan,as for ram settings for stability start with slower memory settings & work your way up to faster ones later,get your system stable first then work on Bios tuning to get the best possible speed & stability afterwards.

Btw have a look here lots of info etc
http://www.apushardware.com/faqs/kt7faq/kt7faq.htm
 

xWeston

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Mem you've never had problems when alt-tabbing out of lets say.. halflife?
I get bluescreens something about ntoskernel.exe no date something or other... this is win2k though :)

Weston
 

Jonny

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Mem, if you had a radeon, would you set 2X agp, diable all video shadowing and disable fastwrites still?

Thanks man!
 

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Lifer
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<< Mem, if you had a radeon, would you set 2X agp, diable all video shadowing and disable fastwrites still? >>



I`m no Radeon expert but if your board supports 4x AGP mode try setting it in Bios,this will only give you a few FPS extra in speed at most but if you have stability problems try 2x AGP mode,not all boards have the fastwrites option in Bios but in general it`s better to have it disabled ,all video shadowing should be disabled.

:)