Computer freezes while doing anything 3d
Posted on 2008-11-11
Computer freezes while doing anything that has 3D (alsmost)
At this point, I just have to go in the ATI Catalys control panel, and go in the 3D section, and in 1 second, it freezes. hard have to reboot!
Same thing if I try to run the windows experience rating..... or if I go in any 3d games.
Drivers for ATI is 8.10, also downgraded to 8.9, changed all sorts of things in the bios (yes one change at a time), tested other ati videocard same thing!! it freezes on simple 3D stuff.
I did install the newer 8.10 verson of the ati driver, and it froze while installing... since then.... crap, that is the onlything I can think of that is diffrent!
Freeze freeze freeze!
Don't get me wrong, computer works very well, if I just surf the net, check emails, and fast too!
just don't test the Graphics capabilities or run 3D environments... it will freeze.
So much testing has been doing to trouble shoot this "new" box with vista 64.
worst part is that I was able to play 3D games before updating driver and crashing in the install...
Don't know what else to do or check! DirectX ? done
new drivers /downgrde driver ? done
disabled sound card? done
tried and ATI 600? done
any idea on the next step.... (and don't tell me format reinstall :-)