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01 January 2003, 04:39 PM
All my 3D apps crash.
I have a ECS motherboard with p4 1.7.
None of my 3d applications are realiable.

All of the sudden this has happen...

I thought it was Nvidia card (but i swapped it out)
I replace the ram
I installed XP on drive E, while Win2000 is on C tosee it was an os error, nope.

I thought it was Direct x9..but it happens with direct 8.1


01 January 2003, 05:34 PM
1. What exact motherboard designation? (Ex. ECS K75SA)

2. Have you run memtest86 on your ram dimms? ( run 1 pass)

3. Do you have at LEAST a 300 watt power supply?

4. What other periphals do you have installed? (Other cards, sndcards, hd's etc)

01 January 2003, 07:19 PM
I am at work now but when I get home I post some specs....
Would Ram be a factor even after I replace the RAM (videocard, soundcard as well).

01 January 2003, 07:32 PM
Ram is always a factor.

Always test your ram if your having any type of hardware issues. (Freezes, BSOD's, lockups, reboots)

Even if you replace the ram, you still could have bad ram. One of my friends went through three sticks of ram before he finally gave up and bought good brandname sticks.

01 January 2003, 06:33 PM
I dunno what was in there before.
But I bought new Kingston PC-133.

My MOBO stats are:
P4 1.7 ghz
VIA technologies
ECS M925
FBS 400 mhz (4 x 100)

more info
M925 Motherboards Supports
Socket 478 for the Intel Pentium 4
Front-side bus 400mhz
Via vt87512( P4m266)
Northbridge / vt8233 chipset

01 January 2003, 03:57 PM
It was w32.pinfi virus.
Keep a virus program handy....

Man, do I feel bad!

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