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Games Crash To Desktop Within 10-50 Minutes

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#1 Jasumi


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Posted 20 June 2008 - 03:33 PM

Basically, I've installed the Sims 2 with its expansion packs onto my system. The game crashes randomly to the desktop every 10 minutes or so. Usually when I have animations playing. But it crashes even when the game is not doing much. I was going to test Half Life 2, but I can't find my disk. Movies played fine. The system doesn't crash if I let it hover on the desktop.

Oddly enough, the game worked perfectly fine the first day I installed my system. I played the game for like 6 hours straight and not a single crash. It's only until two days ago that this mess started happening. I know it's not a virus, because I don't go online with my Gaming PC (I'm using a laptop right now).

I checked the temperatures of my system and I'm not having a problem there. The CPU never surpasses 55C and the video card never reaches 60C either. The ambient temperature is 36C. I have 4 fans (one in front graphics card, one in front HDD rack, one in the back, one on the side, and my PSU, CPU, and GFX card have fans). I can't swap parts in or out since this is my first time building a system.

System Specifications:
500gb Western Digital
HIS Radeon HD 3870x2 (dual gpu, not crossfire)
600w with 35A on 12v
4gb Patriot 800mhz
Vista Ultimate 64-bit (torrent version, not legit or authenticated yet. I have 27 days left. Could that be an issue?)

And I didn't overclock anything.

Edited by Jasumi, 20 June 2008 - 03:34 PM.

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