View Full Version : UT2k3 Problem

2002-12-25, 11:55 AM
Ok - I have a problem while playing UT2k3: every couple of minutes everything freezes, just stops dead for a few seconds, and then carries on as if everything was normal. It's very annoying :(

Because I trust in my PC :p I put all the graphical settings to the maximum straight away, but I encountered this problem. So I put everything to the lowest settings possible. that's 320x240 res (thereabouts), 16 bit colour, no details at all/lowest details. But I still had exactly the same problem. I also tried stopping all my usual backgrounds problems, but this didn't help. And btw this is all offline gaming.

There aren't any error messages at all, just a pause ;x

So.... I use:

Windows XP Professional (5.1 Build 2600) (no updates because I refuse to)
It's UT2k3 out of the box which I got for christmas =]
AMD Athlon Xp 1800+ processor
I'm not sure about the motherboard... I could look if it's important
256mb DDR (pc2100?) ram
Not sure about the HD - don't think that's the problem
I don't think the CD drive is the problem....
Inno3D GeForce 4 ti4200 with 128mb DDR ram
It's directx version 8.1 (

I'll upload my dxdiag in a few minutes...if that helps

Thanks anyone who can figure this out =D

2002-12-25, 12:14 PM
well..how about uninstalling, getting rid of registry values, and reinstalling as well as the newest patch, if there is one.

also send your problem to the official tech support.

2002-12-25, 12:18 PM
Well this happened from a fresh install, but I might as well give it a try.

And yes I've sent an email to the official tech support, it's just good to get help from as many places as possible imo.

2002-12-25, 12:28 PM
Weren't you having this same problem in BF1942??? Sounds like a sound card/vid card issue to me... You should try updating your VIA drivers and vid card drivers (try the 41.03 dets: www.guru3d.com)

2002-12-25, 12:38 PM
I put the res a bit lower on bf and it was fine.....
And I have the newest nvidia drivers

2003-01-14, 07:16 AM
Could be an irq problem...

If you don't have the problem whit anny other game then thats most likely not the problem, but it's a chance.

You running APIC setup?