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TelemachusRhade
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Posted - 22/07/2009 :  22:22:36  Show Profile  Visit TelemachusRhade's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello everyone.
Its been a while since I posted here. Back In the days I had a very old comp (pIII 517mhz 3dfx voodoo3 16 mb agp1)

But that have changed recently I got a laptop now:
ASUS A7SN-7S017C
Some specs:
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.40GHz Processor
3 Gigs of Ram
320 GB HDD
nVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS 256VRAM GDDR3
Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit

Im experiencing this very common problem with random permanent freezing that requires rebooting (no ctrl+alt+del works or such things :/)

Ive tried everywhere:
http://utforums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?p=26655385#post26655385 - Epic
http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=20090721064744015&board_id=3&model=A7Sn&SLanguage=en-us - ASUS
http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/topic/24566-unreal-tournament-3-asus-a7sn-series-laptop/page__pid__118134__st__0#entry118134 - laptopvideo2go

... and nothing so far. Most topics are unanswered. Ive been given some suggestions via pm to try moded drivers and I tried them all included the ones epic suggested as a solution to the problem http://utforums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?t=659371

NOTHING so far seemed to help.

By this far I know its something video related. Ive made sure it aint sound aka open al. It aint overheating since I got Fallout 3 wich I play highest resolution and details without any freezing problem like with Unreal Tournament 3.

Freezing problem also happened with X-Men Origins Wolverine since its Unreal Engine 3 game too, but wasnt that often even though details and resolution was set to highest.

Everything in UT3 and nVIDIA control panel is tweaked to run for best performance. UT3 is set to lowest 800x600 and it still freezes.

Drear freinds I am very desperate to fix this issue and I could use all help.

In case somebody asks if my lap meets minimum recomendations here is the screenie that shows that it meets both minimum and recomended ones:



Click here to open the full size image


I know its possible to fix it. I can feel it.
Besides I did this kinda things in the past with underspec comp and gta vice city and its freezing problem that I solved was solved with drivers: http://www.3dfxzone.it/enboard/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2540

Only its the driver part with current comp and UT3 that fails (I mean doesent do a thing to fix it)...

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Edited by - TelemachusRhade on 22/07/2009 22:35:43

Glide
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Posted - 23/07/2009 :  15:54:57  Show Profile  Visit Glide's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi TelemachusRhade,

you are welcome here (again).

About your laptop and UT3, we could start the analisys by a new Windows Vista installation and/or with a new Unreal Tournament 3 installation, with latest stable and official patches for of course for both OS and game.

About the graphics subsystem, please use the latest reference driver only; besides, if you're getting system crashes, please don't tweak by control panel but leave the vendor settings (you can do tuning when hardware is stable...).

At this point, I say you my idea: it could be a RAM problem. In fact UT3 engine is very sensitive to RAM configuration. So, if you can, choose lower RAM frequency as well as lower latencies in Bios Setup and run Unreal again.


Let me konw,


Bye bye

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TelemachusRhade
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Posted - 23/07/2009 :  18:24:07  Show Profile  Visit TelemachusRhade's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Glide

Hi TelemachusRhade,

you are welcome here (again).

About your laptop and UT3, we could start the analisys by a new Windows Vista installation and/or with a new Unreal Tournament 3 installation, with latest stable and official patches for of course for both OS and game.

About the graphics subsystem, please use the latest reference driver only; besides, if you're getting system crashes, please don't tweak by control panel but leave the vendor settings (you can do tuning when hardware is stable...).

At this point, I say you my idea: it could be a RAM problem. In fact UT3 engine is very sensitive to RAM configuration. So, if you can, choose lower RAM frequency as well as lower latencies in Bios Setup and run Unreal again.


Let me konw,


Bye bye


Sounds like an idea, but unfortunetly Im not familiar with this kinda things, but if you tell me where and how to change it I will give it a try. But is that safe ?

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