Out of the Blue

As I make my way through DOOM 3 (I'm in the Delta Labs, my only excuse for my slowness is playing on the penultimate difficulty level), I continue to gib each corpse I encounter or create along the way. It's long since I have stopped believing it has any actual gameplay impact, it's more of a superstition... it just seems imprudent to leave cadavers lying around in what is undeniably a zombie-rich environment.

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Re: Weapons Loss
Aug 24, 2004, 11:54
nin
Re: Weapons Loss Aug 24, 2004, 11:54
Aug 24, 2004, 11:54
nin
 
I think it's an 845GEBV2...personally, I think the problem is the card wants a fully compliant AGP 3.0 slot, and the board does 2.2 (If I remember correctly.)

One spot on EVGAs page says 3.0 is required, but I've seen 2.0 mentioned elsewhere…

I've tried (among other things) bios upgrades, mobo drivers, video drivers, clean install of windows, changing bios settings, and disabling anything that shares an IRQ (16 in this case, and that means USB related devices) with the card...

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Re: Weapons Loss
Aug 24, 2004, 11:22
Enahs
 
Re: Weapons Loss Aug 24, 2004, 11:22
Aug 24, 2004, 11:22
 Enahs
 
nin...what is your current make and model motherboard?

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Re: Weapons Loss
Aug 24, 2004, 10:57
nin
Re: Weapons Loss Aug 24, 2004, 10:57
Aug 24, 2004, 10:57
nin
 
Intel is hardly a white knight...

Oh, I know. It just blew my mind that AMD had the PERFECT chance to kick MS in the crotch, and then didn't do it. At the time, I just wanted to scream...(I seem to be doing a lot of screaming these days!)

But the whole case fell apart anyway...so I guess it wouldn't have made much difference (other than MS making life MORE difficult on AMD).



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Re: Weapons Loss
Aug 24, 2004, 10:39
Re: Weapons Loss Aug 24, 2004, 10:39
Aug 24, 2004, 10:39
 
Ok, I can understand that... but then you might want to look into all the crap Intel does. Both with MS and against any competition. Or even to their own design teams. Intel is hardly a white knight...

If it makes you feel better, MS appears to be delaying XP-64 until Intel figures out WTF they're going to do with a dead-end processor architecture.

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Re: Weapons Loss
Aug 24, 2004, 09:33
nin
Re: Weapons Loss Aug 24, 2004, 09:33
Aug 24, 2004, 09:33
nin
 
If you're getting a new CPU and MB, why even stick with Intel? The Athlon64 line is a whole lot cheaper, cooler, and faster. And yes, I own stock in both companies.


Never been a fan of AMD. Especially after their CEO rolled over on his back for Microsoft in the middle of their antitrust trial a few years ago. (He basically admitted that he said what MS told him to say, in exchange for MS making a big deal about AMD working great with their products.)

It's silly, I know. But the guy had the chance to tell the truth about how MS treats OEMs, and instead he sold out.

Bad dog, no biscuit.




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Re: Weapons Loss
Aug 24, 2004, 09:21
Re: Weapons Loss Aug 24, 2004, 09:21
Aug 24, 2004, 09:21
 
But now I'm waiting on NewEgg to email me back with what revision of the mobo I'm after that they're selling, since Intel only supports certain procs w/ certain mobos.

Er... ooookaaaay.

If you're getting a new CPU and MB, why even stick with Intel? The Athlon64 line is a whole lot cheaper, cooler, and faster. And yes, I own stock in both companies.

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Re: Weapons Loss
Aug 24, 2004, 09:11
nin
Re: Weapons Loss Aug 24, 2004, 09:11
Aug 24, 2004, 09:11
nin
 
Na, no power supply. But it's a 430w, the GT only uses 1 power plug, and I'm not overclocking ANYTHING.

The reason I shy'ed away from the PS was at some points, it'd reboot when I was just using windows. Once, when I was installing FarCry, once just opening a folder on the drive, and twice in 10 minutes browsing the web.

All of these issues disappear once I swap the cards back, and this install of windows is only about 3 weeks old now (it was a fresh install when this all started).

I'm going to grab another mobo, and maybe a new proc and case too, and shove the demon possessed machine to my bro-in-law...

But now I'm waiting on NewEgg to email me back with what revision of the mobo I'm after that they're selling, since Intel only supports certain procs w/ certain mobos.

Ain't technology grand? Is it any wonder consoles are selling like hotcakes?






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Re: Weapons Loss
Aug 24, 2004, 04:34
Re: Weapons Loss Aug 24, 2004, 04:34
Aug 24, 2004, 04:34
 
nin did you ever try a different power supply?

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Re: Weapons Loss
Aug 24, 2004, 01:47
Re: Weapons Loss Aug 24, 2004, 01:47
Aug 24, 2004, 01:47
 
Gents, I require your opinion one more time...

In my opinion, I think you should send the card my way for exorcism of evil spirits. It is well known that a violent death can cause spirits to be trapped in a state of 'limbo'. The spirits of all the deceased virtual representations of human beings (or mutants, mercenaries, ninjas, nazis, zombies, etc.) can manifest themselves as 'ghost pixels' which will interfere with the correct functioning of your computer. My computer case and motherboard are covered with pentagrams and ancient runes that will contain these evil spirits, so they cannot contaminate the rest of the world's video card supply.

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BETS DOM 3
Aug 24, 2004, 01:00
BETS DOM 3 Aug 24, 2004, 01:00
Aug 24, 2004, 01:00
 
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Re: Weapons Loss
Aug 24, 2004, 00:57
Re: Weapons Loss Aug 24, 2004, 00:57
Aug 24, 2004, 00:57
 
Same FUCKING ISSUE!!!
Oh dude, that sucks nut. Do you have another machine that you can test the vid card in, just to make sure that you're not banging your head against the wall for no reason?

How many sticks of RAM do you have in your machine? If more than one, have you tried just using one stick at a time to see if there is something wrong with your memory?

What mobo do you have now? Fire up driver cleaner (http://www.driverheaven.net/cleaner/) before you try anything else and make sure that the old drivers are well and truly gonzo.

I feel bad for you, really. It shouldn't be this hard to make stuff work. Imagine if you were a computer know-nothing, you're be super-boned.

PS: OMFG I'm ripped. I think it was the shot of Jager that put me over the edge. I want Taco Bell like you can't imagine!

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Re: Weapons Loss
Aug 24, 2004, 00:15
WarPig
 
Re: Weapons Loss Aug 24, 2004, 00:15
Aug 24, 2004, 00:15
 WarPig
 
Same FUCKING ISSUE!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

Man, I feel for you nin. That really sucks.

Let me ask you this: As you were finally firing up that new card, wasn't there something deep inside you that somehow knew that it was going to happen like this?

That's the way I can be sometimes anyway... pleasantly surprised when things work right.

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Re: No subject
Aug 23, 2004, 22:20
Tim
Re: No subject Aug 23, 2004, 22:20
Aug 23, 2004, 22:20
Tim
 
Good heads up Hump, Maybe Blue will put this in the headlines.

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No subject
Aug 23, 2004, 21:38
No subject Aug 23, 2004, 21:38
Aug 23, 2004, 21:38
 
All you DC fans who also happen to own BF:V, your day has come (I think). Another mod team has put together what looks to be a possible DC killer (if thats possible).

http://www.pointofexistence.com/component/

this looks like high quality stuff, US vs Soviet hardware. Comanche chopper (US) Tunguska anti-everything tank (USSR) are two of the highlights.

I've finally found a reason to re-install BF:V.

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Re: Weapons Loss
Aug 23, 2004, 19:48
Enahs
 
Re: Weapons Loss Aug 23, 2004, 19:48
Aug 23, 2004, 19:48
 Enahs
 
Unless anyone came come up with a better reason (and you guys know I've tried everything!) I'm going to order a new motherboard tonight.

What is your specs again?
And you did say you tried it on a fresh install of windows on another drive/partition


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Re: Weapons Loss
Aug 23, 2004, 19:43
Re: Weapons Loss Aug 23, 2004, 19:43
Aug 23, 2004, 19:43
 
Motherboard.

Get a new one.

Does not have to be high end, but do get a reputable one.

Thinking Doom 3 is so three weeks ago ;P,
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Re: Weapons Loss
Aug 23, 2004, 19:33
Re: Weapons Loss Aug 23, 2004, 19:33
Aug 23, 2004, 19:33
 
Same FUCKING ISSUE!!!

What was the problem again?

It always pays to have a friend with a system that you can use to test your parts...

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Re: Weapons Loss
Aug 23, 2004, 19:16
Re: Weapons Loss Aug 23, 2004, 19:16
Aug 23, 2004, 19:16
 

Same FUCKING ISSUE!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!
Sorry to hear that man... in my experience, sometimes hardware just doesn't work, and the least stressful solution is to replace the motherboard.

Still, the delivery of a new mobo shouldn't take as long as all the hoop-jumping to get the card RMA'd. OK, that's not much of a bright side.

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Re: Weapons Loss
Aug 23, 2004, 19:13
Re: Weapons Loss Aug 23, 2004, 19:13
Aug 23, 2004, 19:13
 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

that sucks... but, at least now you know it isn't the card. in your shoes, i'd do the same thing - new mobo!!
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Re: Weapons Loss
Aug 23, 2004, 19:13
Re: Weapons Loss Aug 23, 2004, 19:13
Aug 23, 2004, 19:13
 
Unless anyone came come up with a better reason (and you guys know I've tried everything!) I'm going to order a new motherboard tonight.

For those of us who don't remember, what do you have in your rig?

Maybe I should add not to put it in your sig, you'll piss folks off....


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