Posted 21 October 2010 - 04:45 AM
So I installed Fallout: New Vegas two days ago. Played the first day without problems. On the second day, the game crashed. I could see the taskbar at the bottom of the screen; the resolution had gone down to minimum, and the colors on the icons were a bit messed up. I hit Control-Alt-Delete; the game window was still there. I tried to end the program, and after about a minute, the screen went black, and I needed to reboot to see anything. I figured it was just a GPU overheat, with all the weird graphical stuff it did. I let the computer cool off before booting up again.
I played New Vegas again afterward without problem; I had turned the fans up to high and had my case open. I quit and surf the net for about 20 minutes, and then I try to log off. A few seconds after I log off, I get the black screen again. I reboot and log on and get a "System has recovered from a serious error message". Forgot the write it down for you guys though.
I don't think this is a graphics card failure; mine is only 4 months old. The weird thing is the second black screen; leftover nastiness from the first one? I'll give you the error message if I get it again.