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robhays

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#1 14 years ago

Hi all, I just installed a new Radeon 9600 256mb card, and now when I play MP the game will freeze. Sometimes it will play for quite a while maybe 45 mini to an hour, sometimes it freezes after only a minute or so. I've got CoD 1.4, and the version 8.1 (latest)drivers for the card. Other games play ok so I don't think it's the card. Any ideas? Thanks, Rob




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#2 14 years ago

I have an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro and the latest catalyst drivers are 4.5, where did you get 8.1?




robhays

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#3 14 years ago

The card makers site calls them "Catalyst 4.5" then "version 8.1". Maybe that's their private download version number or something. Sorry for the confusion. Rob




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#4 14 years ago

when you say freeze what exactly do you mean? You mean you have to literally hit the reset switch on your computer? if so that sounds like a hardware problem, e.g. overheating, inadequate power supply, bad memory, etc.




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#5 14 years ago

Hi,

I mean when playing CoD MP after some short time (varies) the game literally freezes. I can't "esc" back to the menu or anything. i can only hold the power putton for 5 seconds thill the computer shuts off.

250 w power supply was replaced with a 350 w unit (300 was recomended by the board maker), and I can play other games for as long as I want with no prolems. A fan blowing directly on the board made no difference, and I've since buttoned the case back up. I've been looking for my Cd to see if single player works, but haven't located it yet (must've put it in a REALLY safe place).

Rob




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#6 14 years ago

robhays, it sounds like you know some things about PCs. Yes, overheating would cause a freeze like that.

I suggest testing your memory next. Use the tool at http://www.memtest86.com/ and see if your memory checks out. I used to get periodic freezes like that until I tested my memory and replaced a bad chip.




robhays

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#7 14 years ago

Hi Glanzer, Thanks for the link to memtest. I got it and ran some preliminary checks with no errors, although it doesn't seem to check video card memory.

I've tried setting CoD's graphics settings back down some, and it seemed to play ok. I started moving settings back up and it still plays ok. I've now got everything back at maximum and still all seems fine. I'm beginning to wonder if I happened to "luck" into servers that were having troubles, rather than my new card.

Anyway, thanks everyone for the suggestions, I'll be back if troubles return

Rob




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#8 14 years ago

Great! Thanks for the followup. Glad things are going better.