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Quake III dilemma!!

By Adi_2504 ·
I have an AMD 500 MHz CPU on an ASUS P5AB motherboard with 256 MB SDRAM & a 32 MB Riva TNT2 Display card.
My problem is that when i play quakeIII arena, the system hangs up after some time although all other games run fine like Quake II, NFS, etc..
I have installed the latest drivers from the Nvidia web site but to no avail.
PLEASE HELP ME FRAG THE **** OUT OF THE BOTS!!!!

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by B_Pope In reply to Quake III dilemma!!

your MB has a max CPU speed of 550MHz & only supports PC100 SDRAM. Which doesn't leave you much room to over clock the board.
I think you might need to look at a new MB if you want to be able to play QuakeIII arena or any of the really new games without any problems.
Your TNT2 card should be fine, I'm having same problem with MEDAL OF HONOR- ALLIED ASSAULT, I need to replace my video card.

Wait & see if anyone else has a better option for you. But your sort of limited by your MB at the moment.

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by rcartright In reply to Quake III dilemma!!

Update your motherboard bios and chipset drivers. Also make sure you have the latest open GL drivers for QIII. Another thing that wont hurt is to make sure you have the latest Bios on the TNT2 card. As a last resort I would throw a 300 watt power supply to finish it off.

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by jason.pruitt In reply to Quake III dilemma!!

I had the same motherboard. HAD being the key word. I tried flashing the BIOS but the new BIOS update files were corrupt and I had to trash the board. Keep this in mind before you replace the board entirely. The computer works fine but hangs up after a period of time. Sounds like the CPU is getting hot. Check the inside temp of the MB and the video card. You can add some fans to take away some of the heat generated by you video card or a DVD decoder card . Airflow is important. Make sure your computer is in a well-ventilated area. Not sitting under your desk in a corner with any ventilation. Also keep the side panels on. They were designed to help keep the CPU cool. Hope that helps you.

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