SN41G2 graphics problems!

Discussion in 'Shuttle' started by mkn, Aug 18, 2003.

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    mkn Guest


    I've just bought a SN41G2 with 512MB/PC2700 (333MHz) and a AMD
    XP2600+, etc.

    My first problem came with the memory I got in the package. The
    TwinMOS wasn't very popular in the Shuttle case. The symptoms were
    corrupt graphics, freezes and then a reboot.

    Now I've got a Kingston 512MB/PC2700 CAS2.5, that works a lot better.
    It hasn't rebooted on me spontaniously even once.

    It has worked fine, until I started watching video. I use the same old
    BSPlayer that has always worked flawless for me, with the ordinary
    bunch of codecs.

    When I'm playing an AVI windowed, it works fine. But when I run
    fullscreen, I get these broken horizontal lines in various colours!

    I use the on board graphic adapter, haven't been able to try any other
    graphics card.

    Somebody told me that I should get Corsair DDRs instead, but can that
    really be part of the problem? Why should you use Corsair RAM instead
    at all? I don't understand.

    Of course I use the latest drivers and I've flashed the BIOS with the
    latest release.

    Does anybody recognize this strange behaviour?

    What should I do next?

    Thanks in advance

    mkn, Aug 18, 2003
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    Arto V Guest

    I had that same problem with my system. The avi files had those lines. I
    changed the memory to Corsair and it works great. I did even try with one of
    my old pc2100 memory and with that those lines did go away.
    If you want u can try other memory brand. I didnt want to see the trouble so
    i did go staight to corsair.

    OR, if u are planing to buy graphics card for u agp slot, then u propably
    dont have this problem. Problem ocures only with IGP and lots of difrent
    Arto V, Aug 19, 2003
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    foolish501 Guest

    the sn41g2 is very piccy when it comes to memory, i have viking pc2700
    in my box, and i did spend around a week using the onboard video, and
    had no problem with it, i had some corsair value ram, and the computer
    would lock up at 166fsb.
    foolish501, Aug 19, 2003
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    j_news Guest

    Just had exactly the same problems here - and it all comes down to the
    motherboard and memory! It's basically cos the CPU & GPU are sharing the
    memory, so there are two solutions, buy Corsair RAM or a graphics card.

    I resented being told to buy Corsair RAM (double the price of what I bought
    initially), so have opted for a nice new graphics card which was less than
    the extra for the RAM.

    Not what I'd intended, but at least it goes now!
    j_news, Aug 20, 2003
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