UT2003 Freezing - v2225
I seem to be having a similar problem to many others in that UT2003 is now freezing up occassionally. This has only happened since I've updated to the latest version and installed the bonus packs. I'm using all the latest updates and drivers for all my hardware and windowsXP on SP1, and my machine is as follows:
Gigabyte GA-7N400-L1 based on nVIDIA nForce 2 chipset
AMD AthlonXP 2400+ processor running at 2000Mhz
512Mb DDR400 RAM
Geforce2 Ultra 64Mb
Maxtor 60Gb 7200RPM Harddrive
WindowsXP SP1 - with all updates installed
Connecting to the internet through NTL Broadband.
I've tried updating drivers; opening the case to see if the graphics card is overheating but none of it seems to work and the card seems fine. I have got a couple of fans in my system to cool it down and, although my processor runs a little hot at times, it's actually running the same when UT crashes as before I've started loading it and the system is stable.
I've had no other problems with any other games and, if I uninstall UT and reinstall with the original CD's then it runs fine. The problem only comes when I install the add-ons and patch.
Anyone got any ideas I can try? Any help would be appreciated.
Since I posted this I've read more online FAQ's and tips and also some news channels to see what they could come up with. I've now tried playing the game with my firewall (nortan Internet Security 2003) turned off to see if that was causing the problem.
Was able to get a couple of online games running fine, then created a quick start game on my PC and the first map ran fine... as soon as the 2nd map loaded however the machine froze again and I had to reset so it doesn't seem to be the firewall.
Anyone got any ideas? Do you think it could be the voltages that need to be altered slightly? And, if they do, can you direct me to a web page that could give me good step-by-step directions on what I need to do for it.
legacy-If you see kay
it wouldnt be your internet firewall
most of the time crashes are hardware or driver related
your card is a little outdated,I bet if you were to upgrade it you wouldnt have any problems,because your system looks pretty good
Make sure you have everything to its default clock(nothing oced at all) and try running 2k3
ut is super sensitive to ocing
If it doesnt crash,then thats your problem
Thanks for the advice but I'm not actually overclocking anything. I'll double check the bios settings but I didn't set anything to be overclocked (yet... )
I suppose if I turn some of the graphics down a bit more and see what that does.....
Failing that it's just turn to the credit card again and update the graphics card as well I suppose.
I think that says it all, well the better part of it anyway
Originally Posted By Undead
I've had no other problems with any other games and, if I uninstall UT and reinstall with the original CD's then it runs fine. The problem only comes when I install the add-ons and patch
Don't you think it's funny it only happens after you install the addons and patch?
Don't you think it's funny that all your other games work properly but UT does not?
Try a few different places where you get the updated patch from, even download a patch from someone else with a filesharing program of some sort, even if they got the UTpatch from the UTwebsite, just try it...
Try installing the patch while no programs are running...
All that said, dont listen to people telling you its your hardware and to buy new stuff, it's the game, always will be until the programmers are able to get a few fixes going and being more compatible with hardware and settings that really make your card shine...don't bet on that though, otherwise this forum wouldnt exist
It really sux that this game dosent work wth most cards set to high, oced, details, color, whatever and other games do a?
A real shame that you have to be specific at the moment on your hardware settings of different brands of video cards and software, and not letting you see all the beauty that your video card has to offer, having to set things to default just to make it work in most cases...