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[ Freezing] Gigabyte and MSI graphics Card

by colindarby / February 12, 2006 6:02 PM PST

Having freezing problems with the below [A New assembled Computer tower to my requirements by a recognised computer company [350 miles away??];

Appears to be related to the compatibility of Mother Board and Graphics card installed =
Gigabyte 915P GA-81915PC Duo Mother board
INTEL Pentium 4 530J/ 3.0Ghz 800 FSB 0.09u LAG775/ MB/ Execute Disable [XD]
Windows XP Home [with all updates installed]
Works Suite 2005
Power DVD
Real Player
AVG Free Antivirus
Using Windows Firewall
DSL Broadband
LG 700S Monitor
Plus the normal software installed. [Nothing I had to use to install with the Windows XP Compatibility]

At the moment I have been able to overcome the freezing by experimenting with customisation the NVIDIA 71.89 [this driver is the best found to nearly overcome the Freezing problem.
At the moment I have the "Troubleshoot" Decelerated back to the ".....DirectX....."

The freezing/computer lockup comes up with;
I am still having freezing problems while Surfing the Internet [about 2 to 4 times a day?]

Was having a computer freeze/lockup.with
[The below has taken me 6 weeks to achieve the below!]
Viewing a DVD Video with a about half way through . Now with my latest customisation I can now view a complete Video
The PhotoImpact when straightening up a photo and going to crop same [ This seems to fix this = Have altered in = "System Properties " = "Settings" = "Programs" to "Background Services" =]

Was having freezing problems with Works 8.5 [Works Suite 2005]and with the above seems to be OK?

Two days ago tried a new Radeon VC- HIS-70000-B18-PCI graphic Card and received the same problems? After this it seems my problem is not related to the Graphics Card?

Now the question is are the above Mother Board and Graphics card compatible or could it be Voltage/Wattage related, Can the Gigabyte BOIOS be modified???
Is it DirectX related?
Note; = I am not having any problems at all with any of my other installed programs!

Any Suggestion to where I go to find help?


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heat issue?
by nerdyboy1234 / February 13, 2006 10:38 AM PST

motherboard problem?

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Thanks [Was a Heat Problem]
by colindarby / February 19, 2006 5:06 AM PST
In reply to: heat issue?

Thanks for your reply!

You mentioned the ''Heat Possibility''
Yes, over the weekend I had time to check on same, so I removed the side from the computer and used a household desktop fan to blow cool air over within the computer. Set the Graphics Card ''Acceleration'' to maximum!
Yes the DVD played all the way through!!!
On further investigation found the extendable vent tube in carrier transport [350 miles] must have rattled/unlocked/closed/shortened the extension. I measured the extension to the appropriate length and used insulation tape to lock same in position.
Refitted the cover and , yes, played the DVD all OK

Many thanks

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