MSI GeForce 4 MX 460 crashes / comp freezes

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Lukas, Jul 26, 2002.

  1. Lukas

    Lukas Real Name No Gimmicks

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    Hi all,


    (system specs: see signature)

    yesterday I upgraded my GeForce 2 MX 400 to MSI GeForce 4 MS 460. I was satisfied with my GF 2 so I chose the MX series again. But now I only can play evety game about 5 minutes, after that my computer crashes. No BSOD, no reboot, it just freezes and the sound loops over approx. 0.5 secs.

    I've tried different games like MOHAA, CS, GTA3, OF, ... and different drivers but I couldn't isolate the cause. It's failing in Direct3D and in OpenGL, windowed and full-screen, high performance - low quality and low performance - high quality settings. Tried different BIOS settings too...

    I'm getting desperate here...


    Anyone ecountered this problem b4?

    Greetz

    Lukas
     
  2. ignipotentis

    ignipotentis OSNN Addict

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    It sounds like a driver issue... if you haven't gotten fed up already, and returned the card... try compleatly removing the driver... Uninstall it and use just a standard VGA driver. Restart the machine, THEN install your new detinators... Hope that helps :)
     
  3. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    Swithing vidcards ( doesn't matter what model ) includes a new fresh XP reinstall - try also " Load setup defaults " from BIOS also ..
     
  4. ignipotentis

    ignipotentis OSNN Addict

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    I switched mine, and didn't have to re-install at all. I went from a tnt2 to an ATI all in wonder radeon last year... it involves installing your drivers correctly
     
  5. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    I agree. There should be no need for a reinstall. It's just a video card. A new motherboard however is another story.
     
  6. DeepBlade

    DeepBlade Guest

    that happened to my gf3 ti500
    i asked about this problem b4, and the solution was to update your motherboard bios, flashing it

    now, it works fine
     
  7. UofEEE

    UofEEE Guest

    I concur. When my heatsink fell off my old GF2MX, I swapped an ATI Rage Pro Turbo in until I got the card back from Evga. It worked fine, and I also switched back to the GF2MX when I got it back. Just be sure to uninstall the drivers for it.
     
  8. DeepBlade

    DeepBlade Guest

    ........i though the MX series suck total crap
    why are they still selling so well to non-newbs like us?