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Sune
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Re: Sound/Video lockup
09/19/10 05:41 PM


> Im running windows xp with AMD 1.3 ghz processor 1.5 gigs of ram, ultimarc 3000 AGP
> video card, SC3000 sound card PCI, MAME 0.37 beta with about 2,300 roms and I'm
> having problems with playing some games either locking up with sound and video or
> video will go out or just sound locks and the system will just completly reboot. Any
> ideas? I have mother board frivers all up to date.

That could be any number of things, I'll start with the least likely :-)

Try pulling out the soundcard first and see if it still happens. If the crashes stop, then check the motherboard manual and try to find a page that says which IRQ each PCI slot uses/shares. Place the sound card in a slot that doesn't share an IRQ, and if you can't do that, place it in a slot that shares an IRQ with a device that you can disable in the BIOS.

Or, if the motherboard has on-board sound try using that instead and see if the problem goes away.

Verify that the RAM is good with memtest86

Try a different (stronger) power supply.

Make sure the CPU isn't overheating, check that the cooler is properly seated and blow the dust out of the case and the fans.

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* Sound/Video lockup Wolff0873 09/19/10 05:00 AM
. * Re: Sound/Video lockup Sune  09/19/10 05:41 PM
. * Re: Sound/Video lockup Naoki  09/20/10 07:39 PM

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