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Old 05-14-2005, 12:43 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks for your replies :']

I went to the link, but I don't know what to download. And about the full system specs? Sorry, but I don't know what you mean, can you guide me? (I really don't know much about this hardware stuffs :[ )

I don't play much games, but one time, when I did, it crashed and same messages popped in when I logged on.

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By the way, some of the vcds I play are always making this horrible scratching noises and at the screen, they would freeze then colored boxes will appear. Is it because of my video card? Or sounds like the problem is on the cds?

(The files I am playing are .dat files)
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Old 05-14-2005, 08:12 PM   #12 (permalink)
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you know like cpu, video card, motherboard, operating system etc.

well if they are .dat files, it sounds like VCD, try updated drivers from nvidia.com first, if you are still experiencing issues, time for you to get a new video card.

IF you have Windows 2000 or XP go here:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_71.89.html

IF you have Windows 95, 98, or ME go here:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/win9x_71.84.html
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the only update that will work on that card is the one in which it is going to the trash and you are putting a new one in
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Old 05-15-2005, 08:30 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Well, I guess I am going to try updating my driver first, then if it still doesn't work, it's time for me to get a new video card.

Anyway, thanks for the links. I downloaded the GeForce TNT something... but I am not sure if I should uninstall the old driver first before proceeding to installing the new one? Should I? Will this overwrite the old one?
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http://members.driverguide.com/drive...?driverid=4499

it still won't work. I'm telling you, that there was a known defect in this videocard. upgrading software won't fix the problem. Yesterday I went to a forum to find a link that we talked about this problem (in 2003) with this card. but I had so many posts there, that I couldn't find it.
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^^ Oh, okay then. Thanks a lot! :']..

but does anyone know what is a kick-*** video card?
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these days you can get a 64mb nvidia card for 30-40 bucks
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Is that supposed to be expensive or cheap? I live in the Philippines, so I really don't know.

Anyway, can you recommend me good and kick-*** video card?
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are you going to be gaming? if not you don't need a "kick-***" video card
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My friend had this same problem a few months ago.. His computer is 6 years old so I thought it was his video card at first. But then i noticed he only had 128mb of ram.. I had 2 extra sticks of ram so i popped them in his motherboard and his his computer crash/restart problem went away. How much memory do you have?
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