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9600XT crashing after 10-20 min during games

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Dec 15, 2003
I got a friend trying to run his 9600XT on an Asus A7V8X-X
w/ AMD 2500+ and ONLY 256MB system memory running XP PRO SP1.

His problem is that the games will crash after about 10-20 minutes of use.

He tried Catalyst - 3.8, 3.10, and Omega 3.10 drivers that didn't work for him.
He also did a clean install of XP PRO SP2.

My solution was to get more memory since 256MB for XP PRO is pretty uselsess. I think that will solve the problems but do you guys have any other suggestions?


Feb 12, 2001
the Netherlands
We experienced the same behavior on a friends P4 3.0C system and a 9600XT 256MB. It was eventually solved by completely disabling AGP aperture size (set it to '4') and using Catalist 3.9 that came on the supplied CD.