I just had to change my MoBo (my previous Gigabyte almost melted!!!) and since I wanted a temporary solution (for the next 6 months), I bought an Epox 8KRAI (via KT600).
I also have an ATI9700 (non-pro), Athlon XP2400+, 512 MB Kingston RAM (400-PCI3200) and a simple SB2 audio.
So, what is my problem:
I ran AquaMark and 3dMark2005 and though they were not very fast, they could end.
Then, when I ran my Pacific Fighters game (which is the reason I have my home PC) after a while it crashed and then it could not even accomplish the dxdiag graphic tests!
I tried the 4.12 and 4.10 cat and when I get home I'll also try some old 3.7.
Furthermore, after this crash, the Aquamark test is something like 30% slower than the previous testings! Another strange thing is that in ATI's website, I could not get into the pages that I choose drivers to DL (that was last night and all other web sites were working perfectly!!!).
So, anyone could have any idea of what it might be the problem and how to solve it?
Many thanks in advance!