CPU to AGP driver
Posted on 2004-08-20
I have a
1 gb of RAM
gigabyte Radeon 9700 Pro
the problem that I have is that all of a sudden all my games (opengl and direct 3d) stopped working. there were triangular atrefacts in games (Unreal tournament 2004 and Quake 3 was tested) and after 5 to 30 seconds the game freezes.
Through a long process of elimination I figured out that it was the chipset drivers. If I didn't install the via hyperion or 4 in 1 drivers, games did not freeze.
Performance wise I still get +-28 fps in doom 3 on high quality. (without chipset drivers) How good is this?
After installing Windows XP sp2 last night the artefacts did not occur in the games BUT the game still froze. (Rolled back the CPU to AGP driver which fixed the problem)
So my question is: Do the chipset drivers enable a sort of "hardware acceleration" and my hardware is poked and thats why it crashes? anybody have a similar problem and found a solution? (The drivers used to work fine)