View Full Version : Games don't work on my PC anymore...

2003-04-13, 11:49 AM
Whenever I play a game for more than 10 minutes, it locks up and I have to reboot my PC. Even after I reboot, it still occurs every single time. Also, if I want my games to run smooth, I have to run them as soon as I boot up the PC or else the frame rate goes to hell. I have all the latest drivers for my vid/sound cards and XP. Defragged about 2 days ago.

The 2nd problem happened long before the first but I didn't think much of it...

I really have no clue what's wrong. Any ideas?

My specs:

AMD Athlon 2100+
512mb RAM
60gig HD
Radeon 9000 Pro 128mb
Sound Blaster Audigy
Windows XP


Horrible timing too, since the beta CDs have been mailed already...:(

2003-04-13, 12:25 PM
did this start happening after you got dx9? (if you have dx9..)

2003-04-13, 12:36 PM
Hmmm...as far back as I can remember, yes it only started with DX9.

2003-04-13, 01:22 PM
Well, I uninstalled DX9 and tested it with DX8. Still not working properly.

2003-04-13, 02:27 PM
Uh, to "uninstall" DX9 you have to completely reinstall Windows. Try that.

2003-04-13, 04:07 PM
Originally posted by SpaceDrake
Uh, to "uninstall" DX9 you have to completely reinstall Windows. Try that.

That's not true, someone on these forums posted an uninstall for it.

I haven't tested it yet, but here's the thread: http://www.planetside-universe.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4247&highlight=uninstall+direct