Nvidia and UT,Quake3 don't mix?? AMD???

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Cold__Steel

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I am about at my wits end with Unreal Tounament locking up(Quake3 also at times). I can run it in software mode . But it looks terrible.When I play with the D3 drivers from Nvidia. I get lockups at random(1min to 1hour)and I have to hit the reset button. Ctrl etc.. doesn't work. A sound loop will be there as the screen freezes.
I have re-installed new drivers for everything. I have disabled many settings and changed them back because the lock up was still there. Any ideas or suggestions appreciated.
Cold Steel

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GOSHARKS

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what kind of motherboard do you have? what brand and model?

also, have you tried reinstalling via's drivers (for the mobo)

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Striker2/16

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I read on an UT forum that these random lockups can be caused by Directsound. Disabling Directsound in the UT preferences stopped the lockups I was having.

Changing the AGP from 4X to 2X also stopped some lockups I was having.
 
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An overclocked video card can cause that kind of screen lockup with looping sound when it goes kaput.

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ElfHoe

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most likely thats not the video card. When i had my V3 3K and it would lock up, only the screen would lock up. No sound loops. It seemed like i could still move in the game but could not see anything, from the sound of it anyway.

It's something else casusing it.

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Pelvis

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Is it locking up, or having the blue screen of death, if its the bsd, then check your memory, by the way, are you playing this online when this happens?

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Cold__Steel

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I have an Abit KT7 Raid Mobo with Raid disabled. I will try the direct sound disable . I don't get the blue screen of death. My game locks up off line and on line. It doesn't seem to matter. Also I can play it for about an hour at best. I ran it in the software mode for around 3 hours but that sucks. thanks all, Cold Steel

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4x4x16 Yamaha CD Burner
AST 7L Monitor
WD 45 gig 5400rpm
Antec case w 300watt PS
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JollyRoger

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I have a [email protected] Duron on a KT7 without RAID, a GeForce 256DDR card and 128Megs of Crucial PC133.

I have never tried UT, but Quake III is VERY stable and VERY fast on my machine so that is not a bad combo.

Also, Quake III was one of only 5 games which would run stablly on my K6-III +GeForce system and that kiddy was very very unstable, so there is nothing wrong with the GeForce+AMD+QuakeIII combo in particular.



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Cold__Steel

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Hey all thanks for the info. I disabled my direct sound. Also disabled my Windows ME autoupdater. I changed my cache size to 64MB. So far UT has done excellent. Only one crash and it was something I done. Online and off.Now on to Quake 3.