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#1 sausage

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 07:24 PM

description says it all.

Fallout 3 crashes every 30 minutes

Force Unleashed crashes every 30 seconds

Knights of the Old Republic crashes every 2 hours

the only games that dont crash are WoW and EVE Online.

I updated graphics drivers, though to no avail.

I have no idea what else to do.
If I'm posting, I probably have something horribly wrong with my computer, there's no obvious explanation for it, that's just the way it is.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 08:18 PM

So are you able to play any game at all, without it crashing?
What kind of power supply unit (PSU) are you using?
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Posted 24 December 2009 - 12:16 AM

yes, I am able to play World of Warcraft, EVE Online, X3: Terran Conflict, and Sins of a Solar Empire

I am using a 500W PSU, brand unknown... however I am using a 4-pin molex to 6-pin PCI-E for power to my video if that makes a difference.
If I'm posting, I probably have something horribly wrong with my computer, there's no obvious explanation for it, that's just the way it is.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 01:48 PM

A list of things that come to mind:

1. See if there are updates/patches available for the games that crash.

2. Try finding out what PSU you are using, even better if you can spot its power ratings/specifications.
There should be enough power on the rail for the GFX card to draw from.

3. Do you see a rise in the GFX card temperatures before the crash?

4. What motherboard are you using? If it doesn't support PCIe x16 2.0, a motherboard BIOS update might help.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 28 December 2009 - 01:53 PM.

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