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Old 02-06-2005, 12:49 PM   #1
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My computer has been freezing while playing games ever since I got this 128 Geforce fx5200 AGP card..I would be playing and it just freezez completely and i have to restart. My CPU temp was low last i checked (cant remember) but it was not overheating..SO i went out and bought a 256 radeon 9600pro..And it frooze in about 2min instead of 30min with my Geforce. Any ideas what this could be from?? do I need a new motherboard? If so...I put this PC together..If i just get a new motherboard...Do i just swith the parts or is there something that I need to know since the computer is 2 years old now. Thanks

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Gigabyte Apollo pro 6VTXD motherboard
512 Sdram.
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Old 02-06-2005, 12:53 PM   #2
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Mine started doing that for no reason, but somebody told me to download the newest drivers for the card from their site. So i did that...and it fixed it
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Old 02-06-2005, 01:07 PM   #3
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Yeah I got the same advice and that didnt fix the problem...thanks for advice.
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Old 02-06-2005, 05:36 PM   #4
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Anyone else got any ideas?
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Old 02-07-2005, 12:41 AM   #5
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Well your question is: do I need a new motherboard?

If you are still using SDRAM means you have a bus speed of 100-133Mhz. Todays motherboard have bus going at 533Mhz, that's ~ 400Mhz more.

You need a new motherboard point.

Games require speed, and your mobo may just be too slow
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Yeah good point..gonna start looking into putting together a new computer. thx.
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