|Posted on Monday, November 25, 2002 - 10:49 am: |
My system is ABit KX7 333 motherboard(VIA chipset),Athalon 2100, Creative Geforce4 MX420 and Creative 4.1 soundcard with 256mb ddr ram and Windows XP Pro. When I run any games, especially F1 GP4, Colin McRae rally2 etc I get frames "Freezing". The same happened on my previous system. (the only thing common to both systems is my hard-drive and operating system)I've installed all the latest drivers including the VIA 4 in 1, checked my bios etc. There are no conflicts yet if I disable the soundcard eveything is ok ! Anybody help me please ?
|Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 10:49 pm: |
I have run into this problem more than a few times. Try the sound card in another free slot if possible, Sounds like you have a share problem with IRQ's between the sound and some other device.
|Posted on Thursday, November 28, 2002 - 11:32 am: |
Thanks ES - I've tried that and no joy. System Info shows there are no conflicts yet it looks like you suggest! Soundcard is IRQ 10 and Video is IRQ 11.
|Posted on Thursday, November 28, 2002 - 9:21 pm: |
Anything else sharing IRQ 10 or 11 in Windows? USB perhaps.
|Posted on Friday, November 29, 2002 - 11:29 am: |
No - they're on their own - USB is IRQ 5. I'm going to try all permutations of slots for the soundcard/modem tomorrow - I'll post up the results (and keep my fingers crossed!) Cheers.