A Riva TNT problem no one on earth seems to know how to solve

Discussion in 'RivaTuner Advanced Discussion forum' started by Guest, Feb 2, 2001.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Please Riva God... save me from this hell..<P>I have a P2350, Intel 440BX motherboard, 128 mg ram, Intel PCI NIC, and Riva TNT AGP...<P>All drivers and bios are updated (although it never made any difference -- crashed before, crashes now...)<P>The problem: 3d games run just fine when I remove the NIC card from the machine. BUT 3d games crash hard (total freeze) when I try to run games with NIC card installed (doesn't matter which PCI slot it's in)<P>There is no apparant IRQ conflict.... I'm at a complete loss.<P>Any help/suggestions are most appreciated. I'm starting to think it's a motherboard hardware fault.<P>Thanks!<BR>Gordon
     
  2. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    Try to change NIC driver, or install other network controller.
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks for the help!<P>I've already tried two different NICs with two different sets of drivers... no difference<P>Aaaargghhhh<P>
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Use a ISA NIC card and your problem is solved, I play lan quake, delta force land warrior, and the connection speeds are ok with my ISA card.<BR>TNT2 ULTRA + 3com 3c509b nic card<BR>
     

  5. jonathan

    jonathan Guest

    Does your system have enough power supply ?(sorry, I don`t know the english word for german "Netzteil")I hope you know what I think of... <br>
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    Your Riva TNT needs much power and I think that there is no more for<br>
    your Intel NIC PCI card left. Because of this, some older mobo`s<br>
    don`t work with TNT/TNT2. <IMG SRC="smileys/hot.gif">
     
  6. ColinR

    ColinR Guest

    Jonathan could be right (I had that problem with my old K6/2).<br>
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    If you have an old AT psu lying around, run all your drives off of that and see if it sorts the problem.<br>
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    If it does buy a beefier psu. A nice big Enermax 500Watt beasty...nice!<br>
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    Of course if you own a proprietry pc (ie Packard Bell, Compaq etc) you're screwed. Get yourself some Alienware!
     

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