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#1 )Cayman(


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Posted 09 March 2009 - 04:42 PM


it seems that when in game it crashes a ridiculous amount,

detailed symptoms;

screen freezes, then goes a little darker, then back to normal, then goes black with the same brightness change every second or so. the sound is playing throughout. i have to alt f4 to get back to desktop

sometimes the crash sort of stops and i can resume playing, only to crash again after a few seconds a play

it happens after a few seconds or after 5 mins. the thing is, some days i can play it for hours on end with no problems whatsoever, and then some days it crashes constantly!


to prempt any unhelpful posts, no offense, i've updated all my drivers for EVERYTHING (specs below). the only driver that is slightly out of date is the display as the latest one was causing CTD's!...im on catalyst 8.11/8.12

registry has been cleaned, havent defragged for about a month

dell dimension e520
intel core 2 duo 6300 @1.86ghz
2gb DDR2 ram @ 400-667 mhz
integrated sound
350w DELL PSU.- i know its feeble but as i said above it is proven that it works!!!!!!!

thanks in advance!!

PS, all other games run fine (cod4 etc) and this problem only occurs in single player mode!

also........heres a strange thing that happens with it........

when im loading a save game and the splash screens of the far cry 2 world come up with the loading spinny thing and the quote thing, if it takes THREE splashscreens before im in game, the game will run fine indefinetly. BUT when there are only 2 SPLASHSCREENS during loading the game will do aforementioned crash/freeze thing. also when the game sound effects dont cut in the the loading it will run fine too, but when they do i have the crash/freeze issue.

PLZ help, im getting to the end of my tether with this game.......

i've been told its a PSU issue....any other suggestions......?

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#2 Sterling14


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Posted 09 March 2009 - 07:03 PM

Have you tried patching the game?

I was also thinking this may be an issue with your ram, but if this isn't occurring in other games, then it may not be. It probably wouldn't hurt to run memtest overnight though: http://memtest86.com/.

You said you have ram at 400mhz? That will bottleneck your processor. Also, your processor, even though a core 2 duo, is a little on the slow side. What settings are you playing in the game, and is it smooth?

How many amps are on the +12V rail(s) on your power supply? 350-watts should be sufficient, but it would be better if you had more.
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