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ATI 9600XT freezing problem

jimi_81

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Hi guys

Ever since I updated to windows xp sp2, my ati 9600xt card has been freezing up on me whenever i play games like...call of duty, true crime, codename vietnam, etc...

ive been looking all over google to see if anyone else is having this problem. sure enough, there are.

i formatted and reinstalled everything because i suspected maybe directX was messed... same thing, 5 minutes in, freeze. randomly freezing.

i gave up on the ati catalyst drivers, and then isntalled the omega set.
Now the freezing is gone. i just cleared 3 boards on call of duty, and no crashing.

the omega setup is nice, however i get the feeling im loading drivers that wont use the card to whatever potential it has...... a little disappointed... as far as ati's site, there is no mention of the problem, i submitted a problem report to their driver team....i hope this gets corrected. i think its the opengl driver, or the fastwrite option...omega gave me a set of recommendations for max. compatibility.

i just wanted to see if anyone in here has the same problem, and maybe found an alternative different then i did.

thanks

specs - 3.2ghz P4, P4C800-DX, 1 GB ddr3200 ram, ati retail 9600xt
 

Hipster Doofus

Good grief Charlie Brown
#2
What version of ATI's driver were you using? Have you tried the new Control Centre 4.8 or 4.9 driver?

What version of Omega get it working?
 

Sazar

F@H - Is it in you?
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#3
the omega drivers should operate as well as the ati drivers wrt functionality...

I don't think you need to worry about that :)

as long as the product itself is working fine thats what counts :cool:
 

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