I recently upgraded to a Voodoo 3 3500TV from a monster 2 12 meg card. I have a 400mhz AMD K6-2 3DNOW! With a Maxtor 13.6 gig 7200 rpm hardrive with 2 a meg buffer. I am running a A3D Montego aureal Vortex 1 sound card. I also have a Etherlink 2 Network card. 64 Meg Ram. Installed a 56k modem with the ALI Chipset with Biostar motherboard(M5ALA).
My problem is this....
With the NEW hardrive I installed the Voodoo 3 3500TV just fine. No other Monster card or another driver installed before on it. One of the problems is that when the computer is left on for several hours untouched the refresh rate will change from my 85hz to a unknown flicker screen rate. When I pull up the display properties while in the changed mode I can not change the rate. Matter of fact the line were you usually see the options with the arrow is no longer available. I will then restart the computer. When the restart is finished the 85hz resolution is returned.
My second problem is while playing games. I have a problem with System shock 2 and Half Life Opposing Force. They will not save the games.
This is what happens..
I will begin to play system shock 2 and will play for a hour or so then go to save my game and it will blink to a lower resolution then kick me to the desktop. If I click F6 ( quicksave) there is no effect. My game plays fine it's just when I want to save it. Why is the computer changing refresh rates on its own and why won't the games save??? I have tried downloading and installing the lastest bios for my motherboard, the latest video drivers, and the latest sound drivers. There are no conflicts that I can see. My friend has the same computer with the same hardware installed (we bought them at the same place) he has the same software versions and his coputer works fine. Could it be the voodoo 3 card or the win se? What's up here. Oh, I have reloaded win98 many times and those problems still occur.