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Old 01-10-2004, 03:47 PM   #1
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Question windows apps running away?

We built another computer recentrly and loaded Windows 98 on it. However, we wanted to play Warcraft 3 on lan, but the new computer would exit War3 automatically and in the middle of game. After testing it with Diablo 2, Starcraft, Warcraft 2, Counter-strike and LOTR, They ALL do this.

So we upgraded the computer to windows 2000 today in hope it would fix it. However, the problem came back now I'm not sure if this a windows problem or a hardware problem. But I'm thinking it looks more like Hardware. The computer has:

motherboard - Biostar m7ncd pro (NVIDIA nforce Ultra 400/mcp)
processor - Athlon Xp 2000
Hard Drive - Western Digital 80gb 7200rpm 8mb cache (it says special editon)
graphics card - ATI 9200 128mb ddr
Ram - 256mb pci 2700 ddr

So if anybody has any thoughts, please let me know! thank you

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Old 01-10-2004, 08:03 PM   #2
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Make sure all your drivers are updated especially your video, Is your lan setup correctly and can you play any in single player games without them exiting? Yea it does sound like a hardware problem. If that Motherboard has onboard video try to enable it and take out the other card and see what happens also just remove all your cards exept video and see if it runs smooth.
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In addition to BajaNick's suggestions, replace the RAM module on your PC with one of a computer that you know works. I had alot of instability problems running games when using "generic cheap-o" RAM.

Also, what type of PSU (Power Supply Unit) do you have? It is possible that not enough power is going to all devices connected. Again, make sure that your PSU is "Name Brand" or you might need to replace it after 90days.
Old 01-11-2004, 11:50 PM   #4
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Well i didn't take out my graphics card or ram, (last resort ya know) but i went into the ati settings and changed the agp slot to work from 8x to 4x. Seems a little odd way to fix it, but hey, it works now! thanks for teh suggestions


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