ATI Radeon 8500 crashing my PC?

prepsmdker

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I'm having a problem with 3Dmark2001. Everytime I run the nature test, or the demo, it crashes my PC. No blue screen, just a complete restart.
I'm curious what could be causing this, if any of you guys might know or have experienced the same problem.

I'm using an athlon 1.2ghz
Biostar M7MIA motherboard
ATI Radeon 8500
I'm running windows XP

Also, I have the Creative DXR3 in my PC, it doesn't work though
and Sound blaster audigy

I had a problem like this before with windows 2000, but I just got my PC repaired 2 days ago, updated, bios, and downloaded all the new drivers for everything(Radeon and Soundblaster audigy, I assume everything else would have been on the winxp cd).
Is there anything you guys might suggest to help me fix it?

I've been running all other tests, and games like Max Payne, just fine. Any help would be appreciated.
 
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get new drivers for XP for ur sb audigy... audigy is known to cause crashes
 

bront

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I had a problem in 3DMark2001, and simply had to turn AGP Fast Writes off in my Bios to fix it. And all I lost was 3 points on my 3DMark2001 score (7070 vs 7073).

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