Broken Game

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Wyse_Tech, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. Wyse_Tech

    Wyse_Tech OSNN Junior Addict

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    Hey All: I'm using an ATI 9600 AIW and have never had a problem with it other than the
    right combination of CCC and MMC to work properly and other picky things.
    All of my games have played flawlessly until my Motherboard went bad.
    I have a P-4 3.00 Hyperthreading and 2 gigs of memory. The motherboard was
    a Gigabyte Ga-81848-G. I installed an Asus P4S800D-X and all of my games work
    accept my EA Sports, Nascar Thunder 2004 game. It freezes my computer solid
    when i click on ANYTHING at all once the game opens.
    I have tried several Drivers and CCCs including the latest with no luck.
    Has anyone had the same problem and has anyone found a cure?

    Thanks......... ~ wyse ~
     
  2. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    did you format after you installed the new motherboard?
     
  3. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Yeah what zeke asked. Sometimes you can make a MB change without reformat work and sometimes you get a few wrong drivers left over that cause conflicts.

    If you haven't reformated try this first:
    Uninstall the MB devices under System in Device Manager that affect the sound and video (AGP to PCI bridge, etc) and uninstall the video card and sound. Then reboot and windows will find the new devices. Use the MB CD to install the devices. Then install the latest video card and sound drivers fresh. Use the manufacturers websites to get the latest drivers. The Windows update stuff has installed some bad drivers on my systems.

    If that hasn't worked then back up your data, and any liscences and do a clean windows install.
     
  4. Wyse_Tech

    Wyse_Tech OSNN Junior Addict

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    Hey: Thanks for your help. When i installed the MB I did a windows repair to
    get everything working. That is when i noticed that the game wouldn't
    work. I formatted the drive and reinstalled everything fresh. I still have
    the same problem with the game.
    At this point i thought maybe the game CD might be going away but
    I installed the game on another computer and it works fine.
    I tried uninstalling my X-Fi Extreme Music card and drivers but did not
    help. I used driver cleaner pro to uninstall my ATI drivers before
    installing different ones. I have tried the latest for sound and graphics
    and a bunch in between. A real head scratcher:mad:

    ~ Wyse ~
     
  5. Wyse_Tech

    Wyse_Tech OSNN Junior Addict

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    Hey All: Thanks for the help replies. I removed my All-In-Wonder card and
    everything related and installed an N-vidia G-Force 4000MX card
    that i had kicking around. All of my games work flawlessly and my
    LCD is much clearer with better colour.:)
    I'm using my ATI card for a paper weight now. :mad: I'll by a TV tuner
    card for the TV.

    ~ Wyse ~