crash on some games

  doc twit 29 Oct 11
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Help! I get five minutes out of these games before everything stops except a millisecond or so sound loop. All feed to monitor, everything goes down and i have to restart from button.

I have updated all drivers and am at a loss

System Manufacturer Dell Inc. System Model Studio 540 System Type X86-based PC Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz, 2670 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s) BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. 1.0.11, 02/03/2009 Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB Name Realtek High Definition Audio Manufacturer Realtek Status OK Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\rtkvhda.sys (6.0.1.5663, 2.05 MB (2,153,176 bytes), 28/04/2009 23:52) Name NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT Installed Drivers nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll,nvwgf2um.dll Driver Version 8.17.12.8562

  gengiscant 29 Oct 11

What games?

  SB23 29 Oct 11

Are all cooling fans running, and is the pc free from dust etc? Not forgetting the PSU.

  gengiscant 29 Oct 11

As I see that you have also posted in the Games Forum where you have mentioned the games that are giving you problems, Fallout new Vegas and Crysis.

Fallout new Vegas unfortunately is a buggy game, I am assuming that you got it through Steam, if so right click on the game title on the left of the steam games library page and scroll down to properties.Then Local Files then verify integrity of game cache. If you did not get the game through Steam then make sure that the game is fully patched. Patches

You do not mention whether you are playing Crysis 1 or 2. Either way you will not be able to play at high settings with your graphics card.

Make sure your graphics card drivers are up to date.

  doc twit 07 Nov 11

update- crysis 1 now runs fine after upgrading sound card. Also I downloaded nVidias monitor and found GPU running at 120 deg C. dismantled heat sink to fink roughly 3-4 tons of dust. and now- to Fallout!!

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