Poll: Quake 3 and other games w/ 3D acceleration

shawnmos

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When I play Quake 3 or any other games with 3D acceleration on my K6-3+ Rig(see my rigs) the computer freezes a couple of seconds after it starts. Sometimes the computer freezes completly and other times just the picture freezes(but I can still here the sound). And usually I can exit out of the game blind and it goes back to my desktop and I can see the picture again. What the hell is causing this? I have had Win98 and Win2k installed and it still does the same thing. I just got a new hard drive for it so I reinstalled Win98 and it still does this. I ran DXDIAG and when it tested DirectDraw acceleration the part w/ the black and white rectangles don't move but the little box thing moves though. When I clicked troubleshoot it had me disable hardware acceleration from system under the control panel. The test worked after that but now 3D acceleration is unavailable. This is just BS. I paied all this money to upgrade that piece of crap and now it isn't working! WTF? Please help! Thanks!!
 

shawnmos

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I don't think it's the drivers because the drivers for Win9x and Win2K are different but the same thing happens. This is the only PCI card I have that supports 3D acceleration. So I can't.
 

Zeppy

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I seem to recall that there is a piece of software that came with QuakeIII that will check your display drivers and provide upgrades for them. The issue is definetly with the video card drivers. I had the same problem with a Banshee, I got new drivers and everything was fine. The OS drivers that Windows provide are almost always out of date. D/L the newest drivers from the web and try that. It'll likely do the trick.
 

jamesbond007

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My friend had similar problems. In his case, his 3D card was overheating. The only way he could play was to take the case off, then put a large fan right next to his case that blew air into it. Try that once, and see what happens. He had a Diamond Stealth II S450 or something like that. Now he has a Voodoo3 3000 PCI. Everything works like a charm and no more overheating. Good luck.
 

jsbush

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"Ask me later I'm busy jackin off right now!" That's a good one LOL :)