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Hi all,

I was wondering if anybody out there would be able to help me. I have just installed tiger woods 07 on my computer. After i play for about 1 minute( if im licky) the game freezes for 5 -10 seconds and then just gives me a black screen. I have a ati readeon(??????) 9600 graphics card. i thought my drivers may be out dated so i installed ati control centre to fix that. i then tried to play again and still the same problem. i am asking for help as i am a total computer numpty andreally would like to play some games. i also only use to play championship manager 06 and when i was playing the game would come up with thin green and black lines and i would not be able to play anthing and i would have to reset.


anyhelp would be appreciated

cheers

ryan

P.s. somebody suggested to format my hard drive but i would know if this is good or if i should do it

cheers

ryan
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Uninstall then reinstall the drivers for your graphics card, also for your sound card too.

Before doing this create a restore point in case something goes wrong.

if that dont work, uninstall and reinstall the game(s) that are effected.

I dont think you need to reformat the HD, this is last resort, and you should exhaust all options first

Edited by System101, 24 October 2006 - 08:12 AM.

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System101 was right there is no reason to format your HD i know im a new member but i know alot.

How much Ram do you have and what is your prossesor speed?

(sorry bout spelling)
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im sorry i really am computer stupid. how do i uninstall my drives and re install them and where do i find my processign speed and how much ram.

a guy at work suggested my inside of the case may be dusty and it may be a heat problem. i vacuumed it out and cleaned it all but it is still not working

sorry i know it can be hard to relate to people who are this computer stupid but i hope you can bear with me
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hello is anybody out there able to help me please please
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Here use syspec and copy the stuff to this topic.

Here is the link.

http://www.alexnolan...are/SysSpec.exe
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Windows: Windows XP5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Memory (RAM): 1024 MB
CPU: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.00GHz
CPU Speed: 3015.3 MHz
Sound card: Realtek AC97 Audio
Display Adapters: RADEON 9600 SERIES | RADEON 9600 SERIES - Secondary | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD
Screen Resolution: 1024 X 768 - 32 bit
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Network Adapters: VIA Compatable Fast Ethernet Adapter - Packet Scheduler Miniport
CD / DVD Drives: D: TSSTcorpCD/DVDW SH-W162C | F: HL-DT-STDVD-ROM GDR8163B | J: ZE7728J DEV516P
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COM Ports: COM1
LPT Ports: LPT1
Mouse: 16 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 9.8GB | E: 30.3GB | G: 19.5GB | H: 43.4GB | I: 8.8GB
Hard Disks - Free: C: 1.2GB | E: 23.6GB | G: 19.5GB | H: 6.7GB | I: 7.7GB
USB Controllers: 5 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): Not Detected
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Manufacturer: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Product Make:
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AC Power Status: OnLine
BIOS Info: ATAT COMPATIBLE 082704 PT880 42302e31
Time Zone: Cen. Australia Standard Time
Battery: No Battery
Motherboard: http://www.abit.com.tw/ VT7 (VIA PT880-8237)
Modem: Lucent Win Modem

i hope this helps
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Hey Flyyn

Sorry about the lastness of this reply but you know kinda busy

Have you made sure that your video/Graphics card is supported by the game if not well if you really want to play it im affraid your just gonna have to one the is supported by the game

Have a nice Day!
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on the specs for tiger woods it says is compatiable to a readon9600. what card may be better/is better thats not too expensive
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Well really nealy all GC are expensive but the only ones that arent probly wouldnt be compatiable.

The other thing i can think of is your RAM but you have heaps to play that game.

Have you try changing the refresh rate of your screen?

Does your whole computer freeze after it closes?

Edited by Jazza, 27 October 2006 - 07:41 PM.

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first how do i change my refresh rate and also the screen freezes for about 5 seconds then goes blank and the screen goes to like the computer is not on just the monitor is on. Says cables are not connected.

could it be a virus or anything like that and the drive the game is in only has around 15% left. if i move it to another drive with more space could that help???
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You would have to change refresh rate in game if you can

There might be something wrong with your monitor?

I dont think it would be a virus but you should check just in case

If you move it to a hard drive with more space I find it makes it a bit faster so try uninstalling the game and reinstalling it onto a different HD

Note: You would have to change the target of where it will install it
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Check you cable from your monitor to your computer

Edited by Jazza, 27 October 2006 - 07:53 PM.

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ill try that tonight. could it just be the cable making the whole game freeze like that. let you know
tomorrow how i went

cheers
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Ok the cable wouldn't be the main prob but it could explain the check cable message

Good luck

Edited by Jazza, 06 November 2006 - 12:51 AM.

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