Hi, I just found this page today. Nascar 4 and spiderman keep crashing to desktop after main page loads, and their tech supports have not helped. I'm using win 98, athlon 1.4, 384 meg ram, visiontek geforce 2 gts 64 meg ram. I have the latest drivers and newest direct x. Only thing I noticed was running directxdiag.exe under display, I do the direct draw acceleration test and one of the three (testing full screen) the bouncing ball appears and disappears immediately. Don't know if this is a "failed" test. I tried lowering resolution from 1024x768x32 to other ones with no success. Any setting under direct 3d or open gl or anything like that I can try? Please help since I would like to get this running. Thanks.
I have also had problems with a Visiontek Geoforce 2. It is a Visiontek Geoforce 2 MX with 32 megs SDR. The problem I have seen is that it did not come with a heatsink, and I have been too lazy to install one. Any time I try running an application that uses the card, like playing The Moon Project or playing dvds, the application crashes. Running a test will work once, and then afterwards everything will crash. A heatsink really helps. If I didn't have any other computers, I would have probably already fixed the heatsink. The card I have does have 4 mounting holes, so it would be great for setting up a heatsink. Not sure if you have the same problem, but Visiontek has put out many Geoforce cards without heatsinks.
Mine has a fan but no heatsink (I think). However, only 2 out of about 20 games are crashing. Also, I've installed a "system blower" in a pci slot next to the video card so I would hope that it's at the right temp. I wonder if I should try win 2000?
If it has a fan, it has a heatsink... albeit a small one. Those factory heatsinks are often not very effective, and worse are often not even attatched properly. I've seen those things taken apart and have noticed a few with large gaps in the middle of the horribly applied glue.
Ther is no real reason to expect your results with windows 2000 to be much better than your results with windows 98. If you're going to re-install an operating system, use win98 again. Just be sure to do a carful rebuild using only the latest drivers for everything.