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  Nvidia's unsolved Infinite Loop 
 
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Ryujin Feb 04, 2006, 08:14pm EST Report Abuse
It seems that my Nvidia Geforce FX5200 256mb PCI (yes i know, PCI sucks go get AGP, unfortunately I cant, and even if i can, my mobo supports AGP4x AND theres no slot there, it was removed when i bought it...)

anyway, every time i play a 3dgame (half life 2, counterstrike:source, halo, any 3d app) it locks up at some point for awhile and continues where it left off, then I continue playing and *BAM* stupid lockup comes back in again and sometimes forces to reboot!

there may be a solution, i just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by sw--
screw that, but it may have somethign to do with my power supply and its not 250w (i gotta check) but before i reach the conclusion of buying a newer PSU, i'm open to suggestions
[Has WINDOWS XP]
I've tried:
Downgrading to older drivers, no good
Turning down the sound hardware acceleration by a notch (the sound loops while locking up)

i think thers more, but again, im open to suggestions
Also, im open to suggestions for a good PCI gfx card thats not from Nvidia


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MSI K9N4 Ultra-F Socket AM2
Windows XP SP2
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ AM2 (65W)
120gb harddrive @ 7200 rpm
1024mb PC5300 DDR2-mushkin Enhanced Performance
HIS Hightech ATI Radeon x1600xt 128mb PCI-E16x
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Josh Feb 04, 2006, 09:09pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Nvidia's unsolved Infinite Loop
Sorry dude, Halo 2 will not work well with PCI. It's just how it is.

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Ryujin Feb 04, 2006, 10:00pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Nvidia's unsolved Infinite Loop
Halo 2? who said anything about halo 2? if you meant halo pc, well actually it does work you know, but its not the game that causes the problem, more people in this world has the same problem as me

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MSI K9N4 Ultra-F Socket AM2
Windows XP SP2
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ AM2 (65W)
120gb harddrive @ 7200 rpm
1024mb PC5300 DDR2-mushkin Enhanced Performance
HIS Hightech ATI Radeon x1600xt 128mb PCI-E16x
Lost Faith Feb 05, 2006, 12:59am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Nvidia's unsolved Infinite Loop
I had the "infinity loop" problem 3 years ago with my Radeon 8500LE


tried everything, but the solution was:

































upgrading to a geforce4...

:P

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Chris McNally Feb 05, 2006, 05:17am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Nvidia's unsolved Infinite Loop
At the risk of sounding like an Nvidia fanboy (I'm really not), I don't think this sounds like an Nvidia problem , in the same way it wouldn't be an Ati problem if you had that brand of card.

Usual causes of these lockups are ram issues, excess heat, iffy PSU or dodgy drivers. I personnaly think this is an overheating probem; to troubleshoot this, take the side panel off and have a desktop fan blowing into the case while you're playing, see if the system still locks up. If it does, you could try running on a single dimm if you have two, or apply a little more voltage to your ram if the bios allows for it. Check your drivers are WHQL certified, and then try swapping out your PSU.

Regards,

Chris McNally

Moderator - Hardware Analysis
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Chris McNally Feb 05, 2006, 05:18am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Nvidia's unsolved Infinite Loop
Also since you're using the limited PCI bandwidth, check your video card isn't sharing an IRQ with anything else that uses a lot of bandwidth.

Regards,

Chris McNally

Moderator - Hardware Analysis
E-mail: chris@hardwareanalysis.com
SuPeR Xp Feb 05, 2006, 06:07am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Nvidia's unsolved Infinite Loop
Buy yourself a new Athlon 64 system. The plain PCI graphics is not for todays games at all.

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Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Feb 05, 2006, 01:10pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Nvidia's unsolved Infinite Loop
PCI does not have enuf bandwidth for Games. hell a integrated AGP chip has more bandwidth than PCI.

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Ryujin Feb 05, 2006, 04:03pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Nvidia's unsolved Infinite Loop
intergrated AGP chip? never heard of that, maybe i never payed attention, can you give an example

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MSI K9N4 Ultra-F Socket AM2
Windows XP SP2
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ AM2 (65W)
120gb harddrive @ 7200 rpm
1024mb PC5300 DDR2-mushkin Enhanced Performance
HIS Hightech ATI Radeon x1600xt 128mb PCI-E16x
Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Feb 05, 2006, 04:07pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Nvidia's unsolved Infinite Loop
Built In Graphics, ATI R9200 etc.

AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ (133x14= 1867MHz) (209x11= 2299MHz)
DFI LP NF2 Ultra-B (Hellfire 3EG Rev2)
Antec SX800, Neo HE 500, 4 Antec 8CM Fans
Thermalright SI-97 1 Antec Tricool 12CM Fan
CL SB XFi Xtreme Music
2x Barracuda HDs (250/400)
2x Samsung Write
Predator Feb 05, 2006, 05:35pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Nvidia's unsolved Infinite Loop
FX5200 isn't good enough to play HL2 for a long period of time...plus, what are your settings?

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CrAsHnBuRnXp Feb 05, 2006, 07:13pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Nvidia's unsolved Infinite Loop
1. bump that rig up to a 1GB+ PC 3200 (DDR400)
2. ditch that crappy 5200
3. upgrade to 64 bit (you wont regret it)
4. get a 6800GS 256 in AGP or PCI-E
5. get an Antec, Enermax, or Thermaltake PSU


I have my 6800GS on a iffy psu that came with my case but it handles really well. psu has good voltage.

my 64bit rig is in profile. the one with the GS is the up-to-date one.

Ryujin Feb 05, 2006, 08:48pm EST Report Abuse
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lol, i cant tell if that last sentence is your sig, or you actually wrote that out...

well, this calls for a new comp, dammit, im looking at WidowPC, is that anygood? i'm thinking that it's like Alienware but cheaper, and hopefully better?

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MSI K9N4 Ultra-F Socket AM2
Windows XP SP2
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ AM2 (65W)
120gb harddrive @ 7200 rpm
1024mb PC5300 DDR2-mushkin Enhanced Performance
HIS Hightech ATI Radeon x1600xt 128mb PCI-E16x
CrAsHnBuRnXp Feb 05, 2006, 08:51pm EST Report Abuse
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here is my specs.

AMD64 Specs:
450 Watt PSU
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ @2.01GHz (Venice)
nVidia BFG 6800GS AGP 256MB (oced to 405/1.10)
GeiL 1GB Dual channel DDR400 PC3200
Gigabyte GA-K8NSC-939 nForce3 250GB
CREATIVE Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit (7.1)
Sunbeam Transformer case w/Blue LED's

Ryujin Feb 05, 2006, 09:20pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Nvidia's unsolved Infinite Loop
I was talking about this:
"Right now, as you read this, 17 Million people are having SEX!!! And look at you - you're on the computer!!!!"

btw is widowpc a good pc (check it at widowpc.com) seems like a cheaper alternative from Alienware (i actually wouldnt consider it anyway)

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MSI K9N4 Ultra-F Socket AM2
Windows XP SP2
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ AM2 (65W)
120gb harddrive @ 7200 rpm
1024mb PC5300 DDR2-mushkin Enhanced Performance
HIS Hightech ATI Radeon x1600xt 128mb PCI-E16x
CrAsHnBuRnXp Feb 05, 2006, 10:59pm EST Report Abuse
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oh. nevertheless, i said rig in profile not rig in sig. access the profile by click on the persons name. sorry for the misunderstanding. :)

CrAsHnBuRnXp Feb 05, 2006, 11:02pm EST Report Abuse
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double post

Chris McNally Feb 06, 2006, 07:17am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Nvidia's unsolved Infinite Loop
17 million? I wondered what all the noise was...

Regards,

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E-mail: chris@hardwareanalysis.com
Michael C Feb 06, 2006, 07:29am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Nvidia's unsolved Infinite Loop
What you want is custom built dude. Just say the word and i'll build you a PC that can play anygame on high settings for cheap too.

Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Feb 06, 2006, 08:10am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Nvidia's unsolved Infinite Loop
LMAO Chris.

AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ (133x14= 1867MHz) (209x11= 2299MHz)
DFI LP NF2 Ultra-B (Hellfire 3EG Rev2)
Antec SX800, Neo HE 500, 4 Antec 8CM Fans
Thermalright SI-97 1 Antec Tricool 12CM Fan
CL SB XFi Xtreme Music
2x Barracuda HDs (250/400)
2x Samsung Write


 

    
 
 

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