Radeon x800xt freeze up in Xp

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  1. Rockefoten

    Rockefoten New Member

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    Hi. Got the card almost two months ago and last week it started to crash. Before that it was perfect. It freezes up in normal Xp applications if run in high resolution. (1280). In low resolution its stable.. In games its ok but crash sometimes.

    I have all new drivers, flashed chipset, tested memory, tried 4x agp. GPU temp is 51C.

    I didnt install anything new prior to the crash so I really dont have any ideas.

    The error message is that ati2dvag.dll has crashed, and some error codes..

    My MB is asus p4g8x which is old but does have agp8x. My PSU is 500W.

    Any ideas? Should I do a fresh install of Xp? Its not really updated since I dont have a good version..

    Please help me. Im getting gray hairs... :)

    Any more info needed?
     
  2. H3X4D3C1M4L

    H3X4D3C1M4L New Member

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    Its completely fine below 1280x1024?

    Could be your PSU perhaps. Has this happened before or is it sudden?
     
  3. micron

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    A bad power supply is pretty much what you tell everyone is the cause of their problems.....isnt it...:rolleyes:
     
  4. H3X4D3C1M4L

    H3X4D3C1M4L New Member

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    Alot of the time it is. Its the last thing people think about or look at. In the midst of buying super high end ubër graphics cards, its easy to forget about upgrading something that powers it all but doesn't give you a single FPS more in Battlefield 2.
     
  5. micron

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    I agree, but it isnt accountable for every graphics card failure that people post here for help with.
     
  6. H3X4D3C1M4L

    H3X4D3C1M4L New Member

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    True, just 90% of them.

    It was merely a suggestion.

    Could also be the monitor itself
     
  7. micron

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    If you're trying to tell me that 90% of the graphics related problems people post here with, are caused by a bad power supply, I'm going to laugh real hard.....

    ...and then wonder wtf is the matter with you:confused:
     
  8. H3X4D3C1M4L

    H3X4D3C1M4L New Member

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    I'd question what's wrong with you, all the laughing over something so trivial.

    But hey, we're not here to start a fight. We're here to help solve problems which is exactly what I'm trying to do.
     
  9. Rockefoten

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    got great psu at 500w guys

    so please dont fight over that..
    And yes it was a sudden thing. Everything was working perfect untill a week ago with no changes prior to this problem.

    Got everything working a bit better yesterday by deleting all the fancy features on xp desktop. So now I can use xp for 30 min to 60 min without crash. I can also enter games like bf2 and Need for speed for about 2 min before crash.
    Is it possible that the card is overheating? Ati tool say only 51C but maybe it reports false? Can it be the ram overheating on the card or something?

    minidump:
    szAppName : Drivers.Display szAppVer : 1002554D00008A1043
    szModName : ati2dvag.dll szModVer : 6.14.10.6546 Offset : AFF006EA
     
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  10. H3X4D3C1M4L

    H3X4D3C1M4L New Member

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    When it crashes, does it do a full hard lock and force you to reset or does it just crash the application?

    In this case it could be the driver or some setting you changed to do with drivers
     
  11. Rockefoten

    Rockefoten New Member

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    gave up

    I bought a new motherboard yesterday. Dont have the time to troubleshoot :) so I hope that will fix it. Will ofcourse install xp again than...
    Thanks for your time guys. Will post the result...
     
  12. phongtruong12

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    did you try taking your computer panel out and letting air inside? one way to check if you have a power supply problem or not is to just buy any good power supply from your local computer store and if everything works...you know your culprit at least. if the problem still persists, just return it the store and keep troubleshooting. the first thing i usually do is try a system restore to the previous time the video card worked. chances are, it's a driver problem that's causing the crashing.
     

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