KT7 Raid dies on DirectX, fine elsewhere.

Discussion in 'Abit' started by John Lidstrom, Oct 3, 2003.

  1. My KT7 raid runs like a champ until I try to run a directx game. I have
    tested the ram, upgraded the bios to the latest available, upgraded the bios
    on my 9700 Pro, used only the latest drivers available. Upgraded the
    processor fan (now 39 degrees c), threatened to strike the machine smartly
    if it doesn't get to work.....

    Currently undergoing significant levels of frustration. All I have to do to
    be happy is never play another game......or come up with a fix.

    John Lidstrom, Oct 3, 2003
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  2. John Lidstrom

    Skid Guest

    Latest VIA AGP drivers and DX9b?
    Power supply adequate?
    Tried disabling sound card as a test?
    Start, run, SMARTGART?
    Anything overclocked?
    Tried disabling Fast Writes in bios?
    Tried 2X instead of 4X AGP?
    Check the troubleshooting guide and forums at www.rage3d.com ?
    Skid, Oct 3, 2003
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    John Lewis Guest

    1. Did it ever run a DirectX game since the OS was last loaded ?

    2. Did the DirectX break after installing hardware
    and/or new drivers ? ?

    If NO to #1, or YES to #2, re-install the OS and drivers. The OS
    installation is broken. I would assume that ( since you broke the
    cardinal rule twice of never upgrading a BIOS unless the BIOS
    upgrade documentation states a solution to your problem ) you
    also attempted to uninstall and re-install the video drivers before
    unnecessarily endangering your hardware integrity with BIOS

    You could try running DxDiag. Otherwise, see Skid's advice for
    further guidance.

    If you have to re-install, follow the MB manufacturer's guidance
    exactly, but use the latest OFFICIAL drivers for all hardware,
    including the MB.

    John Lewis
    John Lewis, Oct 3, 2003
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    Enkidu Guest

    What happens when it doesn't work?

    Enkidu, Oct 3, 2003
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