Soyo KT600 Dragon Motherboard A ATX w/ onboard 6 channel audio Athlon XP 3200 400MHz FSB, 512K Cache Kingston PC3200 512mb DDR 200gig western digital 150 ATI Radeon 9500 Pro 128mb running at AGP 8x ATI CATALYST 4.12 Windows XP w/ Serivce Pack 2 VIA 4 in 1 drivers
Well I will be playing any game and randomly into it the game will feeze. Show corrupted graphics and then I get an error from ATI saying my graphics card has reset because the graphics engine stopped taking commands? I think this is the VGU recovery operation (I think its called VGU). I am just wondering what the problem could possibly be. Its a clean 200gig with the only thing on it XP Pro w/ Service Pack 2, Motherboard drivers, ATI 4.12 Catalyst, Doom 3, and Call of Duty. I havent even connected it to the internet yet so I am running no anti-virus yet. Any ideas as to what is going on here, it cant possibly be having conflicts as to the computer is basically clean.
Thanks for any help, I'd like to get my new computer running. Before it freezes Doom 3 runs smooth and looks bad ass :eek:
Freezing happens often when components overheat. Do you have a temp probe or an integrated temperature monitor on your Radeon?
I had the same problem (ATI Radeon 9600SE) after installing Doom3. I puzzled over it for quite a while, installing and reinstalling the catalyst drivers over and over and over (i even took the chassis off my computer and tried running like that) to no avail. Then I stumbled across the ATI Omega drivers (it was in a tweak guide or something if i recall correctly): http://www.omegadrivers.net After installing these drivers, I had smooth, clean, and most importantly, freeze-free performance in doom3. I don't know it it'll work for you, but I've told a few people with this problem to install the omega drivers and they seemed to have no more freezing as well. ATI just released the new Catalyst 4.12 drivers (http://www.ati.com) and OmegaDrive has a 4.12 Beta out as well. I haven't tested doom3 with the 4.12 drivers, but my advice to you would be to maybe test it with said drivers, see if freezing is gone, and then install the Omega drivers just for kicks. Good Luck!
Thanks for the info guys but I found the fix, or my fix atleast. I turned AGP down to 4x and turned off fast write (both off in the bios) and now have no problems.