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nVidia GeForce4 ti4600 & Locking???



Is anyone getting unexplained 'locking' after installing this card? I may have introduced too many changes at the same time (new harddrive, card, and installed new OS)....

I'm running XP-home.... and I'm finding that the screen will lockup periodically throughout the day. Interesting thing is that it doesn't seem to lock up when I'm doing resource intensive tasks (aka.... running UnrealTournament at full rate, etc.).

It is really just when I move the cursor from one place to another OR I leave KaZaA to run on its own...

Any suggestions for this newbie!? My next step is to go back to my 32MB card and see if it is something to do with getting a card before everyone else has a chance to work out the 'finer' details... In fact, the 32MB card that I have was once a full-time hobby (~3yrs ago).... I should have learned my lesson.....

Thanks in advance for any help,


driver info

from the 'driver details' tab:

per the general tab on the first screen, it states: 2/1/2002 &
Try upgrading to the 28.32 driver from Nvidia's site...or goto your card manufactueres site and see if they have a customized version of their driver...thats the one thing that I dislike About PNY cards...PNY just refers you to nvidia.com cause they just create vanilla boards...where as visiontek and alot of toher companies customizes the drivers for their cards.

but just goto www.nvidia.com and get the 28.32's


Tried new 2832's

I downloaded the update from nVidia... and she is still locking. I also tried to update driver for keyboard (MS Internet Keyboard) and mouse (logitech marble).

Here are some more specs.... I am about at the end of my rope:

System Information
Time of this report: 4/11/2002, 22:17:19
Machine name: COMPUTER
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) (2600.xpclnt_qfe.010827-1803)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: VIA Technologies, Inc.
System Model: VT8363
BIOS: VIA694 - 42302e31
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) Processor, MMX, 3DNow, ~1199MHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Page File: 96MB used, 1154MB available
Primary File System: n/a
DirectX Version: DirectX 8.1 (
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.01.2600.0000 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: The file nv4_disp.dll is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs. You may be able to get a signed driver from the manufacturer of the hardware device.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: DirectMusic test results: All tests were successful.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4600
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce4 Ti 4600
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device ID: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0250&SUBSYS_87211462&REV_A2
Display Memory: 128.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: (English)
DDI Version: 8 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 3/9/2002 09:53:00, 3416141 bytes
Driver Signed: No
WHQL Date Stamp: None
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 3/9/2002 09:53:00, 909501 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4110-11CF-C27C-2BA700C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0250
SubSys ID: 0x87211462
Revision ID: 0x00A2
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled
Sound Devices
Description: C-Media Wave Device
Device ID: PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_0111&SUBSYS_011113F6&REV_10
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: cmaudio.sys
Driver Version: (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Debug
Driver Signed: Yes
Date and Size: 1/29/2002 10:43:14, 370382 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: C-Media
HW Accel Level: Full
Registry: OK

Input Devices
Device Name: Logitech USB Marble Mouse
Provider: Logitech
Hardware ID: USB\Vid_046d&Pid_c402&Rev_0210
Status: 0
Port Name: USB Root Hub
Port Provider: (Standard USB Host Controller)
Port ID: USB\ROOT_HUB&VID1106&PID3038&REV0016
Port Status: 0

Poll w/ Interrupt: No
Registry: OK


Im assuming that your mobo has a VIA chipset...
and that its bluescreening.
i suffer the same BS, nvidia fooked up when it comes to VIA and XP you just have to try various drivers, im running the 27.30's and they've been working really well, unfortunately a refresh fix doesnt work well on them.
if your 32mb card is a geforce youll have the same issues running XP but thats life :|


The rest of the story

Updated the card driver... no change.

Updated the Mobo bios to Oct2001 and we're good to go. I'm always reluctant to flash the bios... I guess it is b/c I'm always looking for something more straight forward (and the bios administration from 'back in the day' keeps me a little gunshy... If the folks that make the boards could write instructions that were actually consistent with how the process actually worked, it would give people like me more confidence in them; anyway, bios flashed and we're OK. There was an AGP fix in the release that was probably attributing to the 'low activity' lockups when the card wasn't running at full tilt.


It sound like you either have an Abit or Asus MB.
Check your Voltage IO make sure its set to 3.3 v not 3.4 (default)



It is an IWILL MB... still need to change from Default? PC is no longer hanging up.... joy!

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