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flipkid

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    [b]cpu[/b] : AMX Athlon XP 2200 1.8GHz (only running at 1.3GHz) [b]ram[/b] : 1GB DDR PC2700 Corsair RAM w/heat spreador [b]vid card[/b] : GeForce 4 Ti4200 128MB AGP8X [b]monitor[/b] : Samsung 17" CRT [b]keyboard[/b] : Xenix backlite [b]mouse[/b] : MS Intelli 5 button Mouse [b]headphones/mic[/b] : Senheisser PC155 [b]case[/b] : Custom case w/6 fans and cold cathode light
  1. Went to a LAN last weekend and was able to try putting in one of my friends video cards into my pc. Things were fine for about 5 minutes after connecting to the game server, then the image shrunk down to about 10% of the size and was tiled all across the screen. That image remained until I restarted the pc. The video card that I had swapped was working fine on another pc, so it has come to my conclusion that the problem was not my video card at all, but the agp slot on the motherboard. I'm going to be getting a new motherboard soon and will set things up again and hopefully it'll solve the problem. Thanks for your help guys and I'll keep this updated as to what happens
  2. My pc hasn't experienced any sudden powerloss or powersurge that I am aware of. I have removed and reseated the video card almost on a daily basis in order to watch a video (fullscreen using wmp) or attemping to play the game. After I remove the video card from the agp slot, I spray it down with compressed air to cool it off, as well as to clean of whatever small specs of dust have accumulated on it from the previous spraying (usually spray it down once a day). I've examined the card and there is no physical damage to it. When I touch parts of it, most of the card is cool except for a small section that is above one of the memory chips (I think it's memory). It's located close to the display slots (where you plugin the monitor). I'll post pictures when I get home if it will help any.
  3. thanks ~! Someone told me that it could be my psu so I removed most of the devices that connected to it - floppy, two cd roms, cathode light, second and third hd. The only things that the psu was supplying power to now were the mobo (video card, firewire pci card, nic through mobo), master hd, and case fans but it would still restart. The psu I'm running right now is a 420W, not sure on the brand, I believe it's generic.
  4. Right now I have 5 case fans and have the side of the case off to give some more ventilation. I will try putting a small fan to cool down the video card as it runs and see if that works or helps a bit. Do you know of any monitoring software that can tell the temperature of the video card?
  5. I've had this problem for about a month or two now, where when I try to play a game (that runs in openGL) my pc restarts. The game will load as usual and it will restart after a few minutes of gameplay or when the main graphics load. It's happening with Counter Strike and Far Cry. A friend of mine advised me to clean my video card and clean my pc, which I did. Cleaned off all the dust and the video card was dust/dirt free. I tried playing the games again and it worked for a few days then the restarts started to happen again. The only way I can avoid this is by using the compressed air cans and spraying the video card until it cools off, then I can get about an hour of gameplay in until it will restart again. When I touch the video card it is very hot compared to the other cards (NIC and firewire/usb2 cards). Lately I have noticed that if I make anything using Windows Media Player fullscreen the pc will also restart (but if I'm using any other player it won't). Some people have told me that it might be the power supply, others have told me that it might be the memory, and some say it's the video card. Can anyone help with this? I'm also trying to find a program that can monitor the temperature of the video card but haven't had any luck, any suggestions? OS : Win2K Pro with all updates installed cpu : AMX Athlon XP 2200 1.8GHz (only running at 1.3GHz) ram : 512MB DDR PC2700 Corsair RAM w/heat spreador x2 // 256MB DDR PC2700 Corsair RAM w/heat spreador (total 1.2GB RAM) vid card : GeForce 4 Ti4200 128MB AGP8X nic : LNE100TX -- EtherFast® 10/100 LAN Card
  6. Still having the memory dump problems any possible solutions other than buying a new NIC?
  7. How would I check if the ps is overloaded? I'm running a 450W and the things that are on it right now are, 6 case fans/3 hard drives/1 dvd-cdr/floppy/mobo/1 cold cathode, would that be enough to overload?
  8. I haven't turned anything off in the task manager and I dLed the most recent drivers for the nic from the linksys site any other way to fix this memory dump? Would buying a new nic be a solution? If so what nic's would you recommend?
  9. When you say system services, what do you mean? The updates I got were from the Windows Updates and I set it to check and notify when there are any new updates, so I think all of them are uptodate. As far as a conflict, no conflicts present.
  10. sometimes my pc will do a memory dump (blue screen of death) if I'm downloading something. Here are my system specs... OS : Win2K Pro with all updates installed cpu : AMX Athlon XP 2200 1.8GHz (only running at 1.3GHz) ram : 512MB DDR PC2700 Corsair RAM w/heat spreador x2 // 256MB DDR PC2700 Corsair RAM w/heat spreador (total 1.2GB RAM) vid card : GeForce 4 Ti4200 128MB AGP8X nic : LNE100TX -- EtherFast® 10/100 LAN Card This is the error that I get It will either go to a blue screen with that message on it and stay there till I reboot, or it will just reboot my pc automatically without showing the blue screen. FYI : I just installed a new HD and put in a clean install of Win2K with all the updates. Minimal programs installed so far.
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