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arnst
10-16-2000, 02:44 PM
Why oh why oh why do I get booted out to the desktop without any error message whatsoever every time I play a game? Games from CM3 & Music 2000 (which require hardly any graphical performance) to quake 3 and kingpin (which are mega 3d rendered)
I have an amd 475mhz k62 3dnow processor, 128mb ram, 64 bit soundblaster, 8mb ati rage pro.
I can run the most demanding non-game software, like all the macromedia packages running at once, and truespace 2 etc.
Please can anyone help? i have a sneeking suspicion that it is something to do with my sound card but i dont really know.
Thanks,

Steve Arnold

Paleo Pete
10-18-2000, 01:36 AM
I would take a guess and say it's either a conflict, not likely if the sound card works otherwise, or a conventional memory issue, which is more likely.

How to Increase Conventional Memory (http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q134/3/99.asp) from the MS Knowledge Database

Also check my site, I have a couple of other links from the MSKB concerning games that run better or require MS DOS mode.

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der King Mongo
10-18-2000, 09:42 PM
How endemic is this problem? Is there any predictability to it at all?
How much gametime do you get, one hour? Two? Less? 95 or 98? And naturally, I would do the old driver hunt.

If it IS your sound card, you could try jamming it into another slot (er...in your computer), or making up a sob story and tricking the manufacturer into RMA'ing it for you.

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