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06-02-2003, 04:50 PM
Just wanted to say that for those trying to fix their problems, keep looking!

For me, the problem turned out to be a bad L2 Cache on my motherboard.

Interesting that DirectX seemed to work just fine but OpenGl crashed.

Unfortunately, I'm now taking a 30% performance hit with it disabled. The good news is that everything is running much more smoothly without my L2 cache.

Now I'm left with do I want to spend $50 and get the exact same mobo or finally invest in some DDR and move to a newer, faster mobo for more money.

For those of you with a modern computer and video card (come on you Voodoo and TNT users!) and who've tried everything they can think of, you might give disabling the L2 cache in your BIOS and see what happens.

06-03-2003, 11:33 AM
Now I'm left with do I want to spend $50 and get the exact same mobo or finally invest in some DDR and move to a newer, faster mobo for more money.You can get a MOBO that supports DDR memory and the Athlon XP or Pentium 4 for under $50.

06-03-2003, 04:03 PM
Originally posted by siodjhfskdhjf:
[QUOTE]You can get a MOBO that supports DDR memory and the Athlon XP or Pentium 4 for under $50.

Uh, no.

I said a MOBO that supports DDR AND the DDR memory. No way am I getting that for under $50.

A stick of 512mb PC2700 DDR alone is $50.

I'd also want 8x AGP and I doubt I could get that in under $50.

I'd probably be looking at more like $120-150 for MOBO and memory.

Not sure I want to spend that much money.

06-04-2003, 05:30 PM
Uh, no.
http://castle.pricewatch.com/search/sear...ter&c=Motherboa (http://castle.pricewatch.com/search/searchmc.idq?cr=AGP%208x&qc=%22AGP%22*%20AND%20%228X%22*%20AND%20%40totalco st%3E0%20AND%20%40minorder=1+AND+%40ctd+2&i=2&ct=Computer&c=Motherboa) rds&mi=N&m=N&ne=12500&l=12454

L7S7A2 SiSŪ 746 North Bridge, 3 DDR DIMMs, 5 PCI 1 AGP (8X) Slots, ATX.

Supports AMD Athlon XP CPU Socket A 333 / 266MHz 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 2400 2500 2600 2700 2800 3000

MaxTotalCost (Price + Max Shipping): $53.86

PC2700 DDR 512MB: $50

$53.86 + $50 = $103.86

If you're actually considering spending $50 on a motherboard that doesn't support DDR, you need to have you head examined.