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Posted - 10/10/2006 :  01:23:41  Show Profile  Visit nebular's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have a Voodoo 4 PCI with 32 MB of ram. I was working fine as a secondary device until my 2nd monitor died and it was unused for about 3 weeks. Now when I use the card it seems to work fine, but when I move any windows onto the 2nd desktop and basically have the card do any work, my computer freezes up. I'm using SFFT alpha 39.

IT problem is less pronounced in lower resolutions, but it still happens even down to 800x600. It just takes longer to freeze

Does this mean the card is dying or is it that it's over heating? I"m using stock cooling and the fan runs fine, I also have 80mm fans blowing over all of the PCI cards to add extra cooling.

I'm jsut at a loss


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Posted - 11/10/2006 :  20:45:54  Show Profile  Visit ps47's Homepage  Send ps47 an AOL message  Send ps47 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
try setting the v4pci as primary card in your BIOS.

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Posted - 12/10/2006 :  23:26:47  Show Profile  Visit nebular's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'll try that.
If that is the issue though, what is the root problem?
Since I'm running Linux as well (haven't got the dual going there yet) and spend a bit of time int he console, I'd rather have my AGP card as the primary.

Edited by - nebular on 12/10/2006 23:27:25
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Posted - 15/10/2006 :  03:26:46  Show Profile  Visit nebular's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ok, I set PCI as the primary card on my BIOS. Seems to have done the trick, only problem is now I'm not able to access all of the features of my Radeon card in the AGP slot, mainly the TV out of the card.

So I'm thinking I'm going to need to replace the motherboard, unless someone has another idea that could help me. If I can avoid replacing my motherboard it would be better, cash is short and I'm still running with SDRAM so a new motherboard means going to DDR which would be costly for me
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