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Is there some way to stop the Radeon 9600 freeze-ups in FS2004?



 
 
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Old September 1st 03, 09:06 PM
Worrybird
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Default Is there some way to stop the Radeon 9600 freeze-ups in FS2004?

As a newcomer to the Radeon club, I have a strong urge to drop kick it back
to the store. I would be overwhelmingly happy if the screen flickering was
all that was wrong with it... I envy you guys.

This thing freezes in FS2004. It freezes if you put up the frame rate
counter. It freezes in 30 sec if you put up the "Select Aircraft" window.
Sometimes it freezes just for fun. If you are really gentle with it you can
get 30 minutes of flight out of it.

FS2002 runs pretty well with an occasional freeze up.

I'd like to keep the card because the screen output is excellent.

I am running the ATI Radeon 9600 with the CATALYST Windows 98/ME 3.6 drivers
on a Windows 98 platform with a AMD Barton 3200 with 768 megs of PC3200 and
a brand new Antec 350w power supply.

So, is there a magic setting I can use to stop this madness?


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Old September 1st 03, 10:26 PM
Mike Davis
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If you've spent all that money on hardware, why run Win98 with a Barton?? I
think these newer ATI drivers are XP specific aren't they?

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Old September 1st 03, 10:47 PM
Worrybird
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If you've spent all that money on hardware, why run Win98 with a Barton??

You're not the first to ask... the answer is I am so embedded into 98, it
would take months to move everything back into place with XP.

ATI drivers are XP specific aren't they?


Na.. The box says Win98 and the website calls them Windows 98/ME so it's
still "supported".

So, they say it should work...


"Mike Davis" wrote in message
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If you've spent all that money on hardware, why run Win98 with a Barton??

I
think these newer ATI drivers are XP specific aren't they?

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Old September 1st 03, 10:48 PM
JAD
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close every damn uneeded background program.....as someone said clear old drivers out....i like to go into safemode then the device
manger and clear all ghost drivers of hardware no longer used on the system. The over 512 meg memory thing can be solve by entering
a line in the vcache entry in sys.ini.

"Worrybird" wrote in message link.net...
As a newcomer to the Radeon club, I have a strong urge to drop kick it back
to the store. I would be overwhelmingly happy if the screen flickering was
all that was wrong with it... I envy you guys.

This thing freezes in FS2004. It freezes if you put up the frame rate
counter. It freezes in 30 sec if you put up the "Select Aircraft" window.
Sometimes it freezes just for fun. If you are really gentle with it you can
get 30 minutes of flight out of it.

FS2002 runs pretty well with an occasional freeze up.

I'd like to keep the card because the screen output is excellent.

I am running the ATI Radeon 9600 with the CATALYST Windows 98/ME 3.6 drivers
on a Windows 98 platform with a AMD Barton 3200 with 768 megs of PC3200 and
a brand new Antec 350w power supply.

So, is there a magic setting I can use to stop this madness?




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Old September 1st 03, 11:50 PM
Kent_Diego
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I would be overwhelmingly happy if the screen flickering was
all that was wrong with it...


Change refresh rate to higher setting.


with 768 megs of PC3200 and


Using more that one RAM module can sometimes cause problems. Run Memtest86
to check.

-Kent


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Old September 2nd 03, 08:11 AM
Worrybird
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close every damn unneeded background program
Yep, did that. - No Effect

The over 512 meg memory thing

Changed the msconfigAdvancedLimit memory to 768 - No Effect
Took out a stick of Ram - No Effect
Checked the Ram with SiSoft - OK

I seem to be able to run it at 800x600x16 ---- it feels like the driver
doesn't like FS2004

Sigh!

Is anyone else having a lock up problem or is it just me?



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link.net...
close every damn uneeded background program.....as someone said clear old

drivers out....i like to go into safemode then the device
manger and clear all ghost drivers of hardware no longer used on the

system. The over 512 meg memory thing can be solve by entering
a line in the vcache entry in sys.ini.

"Worrybird" wrote in message

link.net...
As a newcomer to the Radeon club, I have a strong urge to drop kick it

back
to the store. I would be overwhelmingly happy if the screen flickering

was
all that was wrong with it... I envy you guys.

This thing freezes in FS2004. It freezes if you put up the frame rate
counter. It freezes in 30 sec if you put up the "Select Aircraft"

window.
Sometimes it freezes just for fun. If you are really gentle with it you

can
get 30 minutes of flight out of it.

FS2002 runs pretty well with an occasional freeze up.

I'd like to keep the card because the screen output is excellent.

I am running the ATI Radeon 9600 with the CATALYST Windows 98/ME 3.6

drivers
on a Windows 98 platform with a AMD Barton 3200 with 768 megs of PC3200

and
a brand new Antec 350w power supply.

So, is there a magic setting I can use to stop this madness?






 




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