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By preyingdragon ·
I have a Gateway 2000 computer that is a Pentium 4 computer. I have looked up the model number through Gateway.com and it gives me no information.

I need to know where to find the model number. Also, the other question I have is that I have been trying to play a game on this pc for a while now.

The game is Monster Garage, game information can be looked up on line.

Basically, my question/problem is that I am unable to play this game due to the fact that Nvidia Geforce is making the system unstable and the comp restarts on its on.

I know that Geforce could be either a video or a graphics card either one, so how do I know which one is causing the problem and also how would I know what would be a good replacement for the problem?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Kris

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Unstable system.

by normhaga In reply to Question regarding Gatewa ...

Old School: check your interrupt table for conflicts.

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Huh?

by preyingdragon In reply to Unstable system.

Not sure of how to do that.

How do I do that>

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How do I do that?

by normhaga In reply to Huh?

Go to the device manager and look at each device in the system. Write down the memory addresses it uses and the interrupt used. Examine written information first looking for devices that share the same memory addresses. If you find two devices that share the same memory, then look to see if they also share the same interrupt. If they share the same memory addresses and the same interrupt, you have an interrupt conflict. Change the address and the problem might go away, if that does not work change the address back and change the interrupt, the problem might go away. If not, change both the interrupt and the problem might go away. If not, change both back to original settings and do one either or both: test system devices in pairs as it may reveal the conflict, or use the selective boot (MSCONFIG) to selectively start the system devices looking for the problem to go away. If found you have your problem. Also look at the system error logs to see if they show a reoccurring error with either hardware or software because both can cause this type of problem.

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