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Gearbox (d)

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#11 16 years ago

Tryed Backdating my drivers, to version 4.9 from 4.10 and it seams to be ok now!




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#12 16 years ago

Well I tried to roll back to the catalyst 4.9 but that didn't fix the freezing problem. The only thing that fixes it is to roll back to catalyst 4.5 or lower. And then, the freezing problem remains but instead of freezing after 4 minutes like the 4.10/4.9/4.8 did, it freezes after 40-50 minutes with the sound looping freeze and I have to hard-reboot. In order to validate it, I repeated this 3 times and in all situations, the 4.10, 4.9 and 4.8 drivers always caused my system to hang after 4 minutes but the < 4.5 drivers allowed it to run, sometimes for hours without freezing or never froze. But anything >= 4.8 caused a freeze. It also was irrelevant to punkbuster. I have never modded my ATI Radeon 9800 Pro. It isn't overclocked and the BIOS is the standard one that came with my card. So for me the rollback didn't work, unless I really rolled them back to 4.5. This sucks and no one at tech support has figured out what is wrong at either ATI or Activision. It's like there's a serious error with ATI's drivers which allow a game to send a function which is hanging all these people's computers, and they refuse to address it or even send me a response. What a bunch of jerks. I don't know but if they keep this crap up, I'm not buying anymore products from either of them. I never had this CoD freezing problem with NVidia (even if their cards don't perform as well as ATIs...at least they never HANGED my system) Also it isn't the creative soundblaster audigy 2 I have. I tried installing a different soundcard (non-creative) and that didn't stop Call of Duty from freezing. Nor did changing the sound acceleration to basic resolve anything. Graphically, changing the parameters such as disabling fast-writes, lowering the AGP from 8x to 4x or even 2x did nothing to prevent the hanging. No other game I run including battlefield vietnam or half-life/counter-strike/day of defeat has ever frozen my computer like Call of Duty 1.4 does. INTERESTINGLY it is only the 1.4 multiplayer version of call of duty that hangs my computer. Playing the single-player version 1.3 does not. So it could be a multiplayer issue version 1.4 issue but fundamentally software in windows XP should not cause a system hang due to hardware access restrictions. Therefore it must be an ATI error especially because changing driver versions (back to <4.5) resolve or at least reduce the freezing problem. Clearly there is an error with ATI cards that the current driver sets have that allows a function in call of duty to freeze the computer. Other than that, I have no idea what the problem is and I can't seem to find an answer, nor will anyone from tech supports at either activision or ATI help me with the issue. I've very carefully looked at what settings cause the freeze and yet no one responds. I guess I'll be buying NVidia from now on...




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#13 16 years ago

yea all that stuff might work for a ATI card but i got a geforce ti 4600 and im gettin the freeze probs any suggestions?




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#14 16 years ago

Will this also fix the freezing in Single Player? 5 minutes into the best part of Single Players first level its freezes. :(




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#15 16 years ago

*unstuck*




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#16 16 years ago

hi, those drivers work to a ati radeon 9200? because my game freezes in single player missions (bastogne1), when i'm in the foxhole with the machine gun and turn right. help?? thanks




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#17 16 years ago

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LMFAO, sorry couldnt stop laughing and had to post about the above gif image !! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:




JizzyB

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#18 16 years ago

This out of all places in no place for that.




BzG-BobaFett

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#19 16 years ago

I'm having the same problems, but have a GeForce 5200 FX Ultra. Nothing is overclocked, and I rolled backed my computer to like september. My original post was here : http://www.gamingforums.com/showthread.php?p=1702077#post1702077 ~Boba




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#20 16 years ago

I am running a Radeon 9800SE softmodded to 9800 and overclocked. I had the same freezing problems when using the ATI proprietary Catalyst drivers. I have been using third party, Omega Catalyst drivers for a couple of months now with no problems. Just type "Omega Catalyst" into Google and you will find what you need. For the soft-mod, which will open up the locked pipelines, check out "ocfaq.com". If you have a 9000 series card (ie: 9500, 9600,9700, 9800), it is possible to get a HUGE performance increase with this soft-mod.