So I was playing Splinter Cell (the first) and what Happened all of a sudden the screen glitched up then the computer showed a BSOD with a message saying that there was some sort of a problem and it seems to be related to the file or the process (I forgot which one it was) "ati2dvag" and that something got stuck in an infinite loop. So any advice on this? It has only happened once so far. I'll report back if it happens again.
That is an ati driver i'd assume.
Do you overclock your ati card?
No. My card is not overclocked and yes it is an ATI Radeon X1300Pro with 256 MB VRAM.
Try gaming a bit in windowed mode and use a program to monitor your GPU temperatures. Post them here or to me on msn. Most likely your video card is overheating. ATIs seem to have an affinity for that. My radeon 9800 did that a long time ago, because of dust. Do you clear dust off of your GPU regularly? Or do you have filters on your intake fans?
I'll see about the dust. Although I don't think there is anything I can do about temperature monitoring because I was about to start overclocking earlier but stopped because ATItool did not register any temperature changes. Others on this forum said that my card does not have temperature measurement diodes which is why ATItool is incapable of doing such. EDIT: I checked it out. Played the game again. The problem keeps ocurring at the same area. I wonder if it is due to a certain graphical feature present in that part of the game. If this has something to do with my graphical settings, all of them happen to be at max except for resolution which is 1280x1024. And I was able to play the game at a comfortable 60 FPS earlier, so I am not really sure if it has something to do with it slowing down or something.
That could be it; however, it still doesn't rule out overheating. My 8800GTX overheated on FEAR (I think it was my gtx? Can't remember well) and always crashed at the same spot; however, once I cleaned off the dust it was fine.
Is that so? It really is odd how it happens. I've played Assassin's Creed which I think is the graphically most intense game I've ever seen and it did not squeal at any moment whenever I kept maxed settings (except shadows and resolution). Even today.
I doubt its overheating. A X1300 is a very low end card and should not make that much heat to begin with. A lot of them didn't even use fans on the heatsink IIRC.
Has it happened at all since? Tried playing Splinter Cell again since it happened? It may just be that the driver glitched itself over something in the game and caused a BSOD. Have you updated your drivers lately? Catalyst 8.10 was the newest version last i looked.
X1300 can overheat just like any other card, and the infinite loop driver error is often a byproduct of card overheating.
You could also try this: Infinite Loop Fix! - TechSpot OpenBoards
Yes, but if it is not happening when he plays assasins creed or other games, and it keeps occuring at the exact same spot in the game, overheating is more than likely not the issue.
It sounds like a software/driver problem to me.