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bunkerratt
09-27-2005, 03:17 PM
just wondering with all the probs folks have with sh3 it seems like nvida graphics are a sore spot along with alot of other probs..i build my own systems and to be real honest..both the gaming systems run fine ..yeah really..just pokeing around to see how many problems are on what i call bugs in a box a k a ..no system disks and so on ..yeah i have 2 versions of xp pro sp2 on disk...screw system restore ..ok ..let it rip ..

XDRHicks
09-27-2005, 03:21 PM
i built my own pc, had enuff of so called high spec shop pcs being nowt better than expensive doorstops or cat litter trays, and with home build, you get much more pc for you

and the exact spec you want

ILikePortillos
09-27-2005, 03:22 PM
My 2 cents. . .

I have an NVidia GeForce 5200 with a Dell Dimension Desktop 2400 out of the box and have no problems. I'd guess if it's card related, it's a clash with another piece of hardware or program that causes the crashes.

Gunnersman
09-27-2005, 10:03 PM
Mine is a homebuilt. ATI X800 256 XT. AMD 2gigs+ Oc'd. 512RAM.
This is what I tell everyone who is haveing problems:
When I first installed, CTD all the time. Patches and all. I uninstalled, defragged my hardrive, reinstalled, repatched and I have not had a problem since.
I think defragging helped ALOT. I installed once before defragging with no improvment. After Defrag...much improvement.

bunkerratt
09-27-2005, 10:13 PM
i run a atix800xl on an asus p5gd2deluxe 2 gig of mem 200 gb hdd 2 gig pc2 3200 and a 520 watt ps..i frag my drive after every session...p-4 3,0ghz h/t creative 24 bit audio 20 inch lcd view sonic ..i'm a firm beliver on the frag issue and running adaware se and spybot on a daily basis

Maj_Solo
09-27-2005, 10:23 PM
I also build my own systems. Have never had any problems with any games except GP4 and I think it is sound related and it was there allready on those machines I had which I didn't build myself. No special fancy system, ASUSP4P800,Intel 3GHz, 1 GB RAM, Radeon 9600Pro256MB, Audigy LS. And I saved some money. And I had some fun building it too, there is an entertainment factor there too.