Ok , i have a problem not with just bf2 now, its also bf1942. At first i thought it was bf2. I would start the game and play for a few mins and then the game would crash to desk my desk top as if you would press Alt F4 ya know. Well it just so happens that i just found out that i have the same problem. I would call ubi , but they cant help to save anyones life. When i first had this trouble , i tried a firends video card, and that didnt fix the issuse, i first had used a 9600 ati 128mb and now useing a 9800 pro 128mb. Here are my computer specs. 3.0 ghz cpu, FSB 800 Asus mico ATX motherboard (P4ge -MX-UAYZ) FSB 800 1 gig of utra ram running at pc3200 9800 pro ati 128mb Sound blaster audigy 2 Antec 440 watt pw CD-RW/ DVD combo drive. 80 gig harddrive SATA 2 80mm fans in back of case 1 80 mm on side of case Please help , i dont know why i am having this issue, some say it could be a over heating issuse, it may but i am not sure. i think i would have enough fans . I had a chaintec full size ATA motherboard in here first and had no troubles before , and then it seemed like it started givine trouble., I dont belive i have updated much on the motherboard, but i am not too sure on how to do that. bios wise and stuff. If anyone can help me that would be greatly appreciated ... sry if spelling is off
I would die without GF
20th May 2002
It's really hard to help with this sort of problem over a forum, you have done the basics an eliminated some stuff so that's a start. Are you using Dual Channel memory, two stick of 512? I have seen a similar problem with Dual Channel memory, pulling one stick and testing everything worked fine, but with two sticks in DC mode (and yes they were supposed to be a "matched pair") windows would work fine but most games crash.
Get Motherboard Monitor for monitoring CPU and board temps, then run a high demand program, like DVD Shrink or something like that which will put stress on your CPU but not vid card and see if it heats up.
There are dozens of other suggestions I could make but I thinka few things at a time is better than flooding you with suggestions.
Oh yes, that Mobo, when I went to ASUS I could only find one model P4GE-MX, and that seemed to indicate that it only supported up to 2.8 CPU and 533Mhz FSB, however there is a BIOS uopdate that is supposed to provide support for later CPU's so I suggest check your BIOS revbisions and if necessary update BIOS and Mobo drivers
Thanks for the advice kid. I do have 2 512 sticks of RAM . i will try to take one stick out and test it that way. I do know a temp that i looked for in my bios for CPU temps and board temp. CPU is 105 F and board is 102 F i dont know if that is too high or ok .
ok , i downloaded motherboard monitor and my motherboard isnt listed .but i got a tempature of 177 F for cpu but i clicked on a kinda close motherboard, and got that reading , so i dont know what to do there
I would die without GF
20th May 2002
Ooh, to hot, to hot, 80c meltdown danger!!!!!
Do NOT turn on computer again till fixed.
Ok, 60c is usually regarded as the top end of normal, so 80c is way above and it will get hotter under heavy load (ie: while playing games).
The fans only cool the air, the CPU fan runs air through the heatsink to cool the CPU, BUT, dust can clog the heatsink vanes, or the heatsink may not be seated correctly, or have been installed with the correct thermal paste, either of which means that the heat isnt being trasferred from the CPU to the heatsink properly, thus overheating the CPU. Get it checked out ASAP.