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X1800GTO Problem

by glitch485 / April 20, 2006 11:54 PM PDT

I just recieved my Sapphire x1800gto today and installed catalyst 6.4, restarted, then loaded call of duty 2 after about two minutes of playing multiplayer, vpu recover came up and forced me to shutdown call of duty. Sometimes I will be at the menu to start a server and it will vpu recover. Tried on other games, same problem.

I have tried the following drivers, uninstalling the old one first:
Catalyst 6.3
Catalyst 6.4
Catalyst 6.4 Beta X1800GTO Crossfire

Remember that this is a fresh installation of windows and call of duty. It will never VPU recover when I am using an application or on the desktop, only 3D games.
I have sent numerous error reports to ATI.

Athlon 64 X2 3800+ @ 2.25GHz
2GB Corsair XMS Memory
250GB Seagate SATA1

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what is your power supply's brand and rating?
by ramarc / April 25, 2006 11:56 PM PDT
In reply to: X1800GTO Problem

Newer ATI cards will exhibit this behavior if they're not getting enough juice or if the power supply's +3.3V dips too low.

If your motherboard/PC manufacturer provides hardware monitoring software, use it to determine the stability of your power supply. Everest (http://www.lavalys.com/products/overview.php?pid=3&lang=en) can display the hardware sensor info for most motherboards.

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by glitch485 / April 26, 2006 1:23 AM PDT
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