After about 2-3 minutes of gameplay, BF freezes and I have to reset my computer.
My setup is the following :
GA-7VRX motherboard Athlon XP 1700+ 256 MB DDR ATI Radeon 8500LE w/Catalyst 3.2 Driver Suite and DX9 SBLive!5.1 with latest drivers Enermax 350W PSU VIAHyperion4in1446vp6 Drivers Windows 2000 pro SP3 BF 1.31
I've tried many things such as DX8.1, AGP 4X, 2X, aperture size 128, 64, Vcore +5-10%, AGP and DDR voltage changes, hardware acceleration -1 (video), hardware acceleration (audio), no hardware acceleration (audio), no audio card... etc.. etc...
As you guess it still doesn't work.
I would appreciate any help.
I forgot to add that both heatsinks are warm, so it might not be an overheating problem... Also, CS seems to work well.
Ah sorry it's late. Memtest reveals no problem with my computer's memory.
get the new direct x 9.0a
I just deleted and reinstalled dx9.0a (which was actually installed)but it hasn't worked.
Since my radeon could be an issue, I would like those who use a radeon 8500LE with no problem to expose their setup.
Dx 9.0 wont do you a bit of good seeing as how your vid card is not 9.0 supported. It wont hurt anything either but whats the point. Im wondering if there isnt something up with the gigabyte boards? A friend of mine using the same board as you recently developed problems playin bf1942. We tried everything we could think of to fix it. Bios updates, clean installs of the game, clean installs of the o.s., every sound and video driver imaginable. changing components, changing cpu, irq settings, blah blah blah the list goes on. What finally did it was swapping his gigabyte board for a soyo dragon+ and its been smooth as silk since. The thing is the gigabyte played BF for a time and then just kinda started crashing till it wouldnt play for more than a couple minutes. Maybe the board developed heat issues? Got a hardware monitor installed?
CPU temperature and RPM monitored data seem normal to me.
Since my motherboard could an issue, I will look further to my BIOS settings.
Thanks for your input.
Guste, I had exactly the same problems and tried everything you have, we have roughly the same system and i fixed the random crashes by restting the BIOS to "Top Performance Defaults" Im not too usre with your motherboard but i think by pressinf CTRL + F1 (i think thats the command, check your manual) you can enter the Advanced Settings where a number of not so advanced settings can be changed, give it a go and tell me how you get on :)
Thanks for your suggestion. I've already tried performance optimized settings but it wont work.