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Scott R
Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2000 - 12:17 pm:   

Hello from Missouri!

Here is my question/problem: Recently I upgraded my system to a 800mhz Athlon, with a Elsa Erazor X2 32mb DDR Geforce Video card. Other system components include a Kenwood 52x CDROM, a 10GB 5400 rpm HD, Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live Value, a US Robotics v90 modem (pci) and a 300 watt power supply. My motherboard is by Epox; the K7XA. Now, I have a friend who has an PIII 600 with a TNT2 video card, and that machine seems to blow mine out of the water. Initialy I thought that I might have an inadequate power supply (actually I think it is inadequate). The PIII has 256mb of ram, while mine has only 128mb. While running certain benchmark programs, the PIII comes away the clear cut winner (3DMARK2000). My Athlon will not even execute crashes to windows. I also get random lockups, and crashes to windows. A computer dealer told me that it may be related to an incompatibility problem between the Elsa (geforce) and Athlon, and that he didnt think it was my power supply. Also Im not sure what brand of memory Im using. I understand that Athlon is picky about memory too. So can somebody tell me what is going on? Did I just drop $1,000 on a worthless upgrade? Does geforce, or even athlon plan on addressing these alleged compatibility issues? Thanks for any responses!

Posted on Monday, May 8, 2000 - 12:31 am:   

I had an athlon 700 with the hercules 3d prophet ddr and i had the sam problem. the problem is with the agp drivers. even with updated agp drivers the problem still isnt totally resolved so i returned the athlon and went and got a PIII 600EB. i suggest you do the same and save yourself a real big headache

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