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#1 Steve8274

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 11:10 AM

My problem is that when im playing games they will just randomly get a huge lag spike then shutoff and go to the desktop, no error report or anything. Two games have done this and im going to try a third in a few minutes.

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Someone please help.

The third game had a similar problem, but it had an error report.

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 12:35 PM

Your computer may be overheating. Open the case to check if the fans are working correctly and that there is not a lot of dust in there which would impede air-flow.

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 12:51 PM

A program crash to the Desktop and no other symptoms indicates that this is not an overheating problem. If it was the OS would crash, too, and cause a shutdown or restart. Make sure you have loaded any patches/updates to your video card driver. Go to the video card chipset manufacturer's web site to get these. The card manufacturer may not have the latest drivers available.

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 01:35 PM

Sorry, I did not read the original post carefully enough, and I did not pick up that Steve8274 said it was crashing to the desktop. I agree with pascor22234.
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Posted 31 July 2007 - 02:18 PM

How do i know the video card chipsets website?

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 03:35 PM

You can obtain info on that by going to the website of the video card. If you use NVIDIA, for example, they will have a section on there website to address this problem

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 12:10 AM

A new driver for your video card was released on 26th July 2007. You can download it from here.
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Posted 05 August 2007 - 05:44 PM

You may also see if you have an option to enter a setup for the game without actually entering the game...can be found sometimes bellow the game's tab in the start menu or by right clicking for options on the game tab in the start menu. Adjusting the graphics options here, may relieve you of your problem.
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Edited by Dark Lord Valkrest, 05 August 2007 - 05:47 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2007 - 11:40 AM

If you don't meet the minimum requirements for the game, or even if you do and you are trying to perform something of immense proportion, it could be that your computer doesn't have enough RAM or the video card isn't good enough for you to be doing what you are doing. If that's not the problem then you might be missing a source file that's required to run the game at set points.
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