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My Apllications Randomly Quit


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#1 Dietrich

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 03:19 PM

for a while now i have been trying to make my computer run smoothly. i thought it might have been a virus so i reformatted my hard drive. the problem continued. everytime i try to run a game it starts up fine and lets me play for about i'd say anywhere from 3 seconds to about an hour before it goes back to my desktop and tells me there's been a serious error. every once in a whil my computer will re-start as well. i can even begin to immagine what it could be. i thought it might have been a problem with my video card so i tried buying a new one today. i just got it installed and the problem seems worse. now then games quit after the first 15 seconds or so. i haev no idea what to do and i kinda just want to give up. someone please help me or i might just die!!!
thanks - Dietrich

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 04:19 PM

Chin up!

Does this ONLY happen when running a game? Always the same game? If so, what game is it?

Start > right click on My Computer > Properties

What is the brand, type and speed of your processor, and how much RAM do you have?
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Posted 17 March 2006 - 11:32 AM

Don't give up ! Sounds like you need to do some investigating into your hardware.
It could be any one of several hardware related issues rather than a software prolem:

1 - Failing power supply: Dowload and run Everest Home V2.20 from:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html
Look in Computer > Sensor. The +3.3V, +5V and +12V should be
within +/-5% of their nominal values.

2 - Overheated CPU: In Everest look in Computer > Sensor. The CPU temp
should not be over 50 degrees Celsius when idling. Overheating can happen
as the result of a failing CPU fan or excessive dust buildup there.

3 - Bad memory: Download the Memtest86 CD ISO file and burn it to CD from:
http://www.memtest86.com/
Set your BIOS so that the computer tries to boot from the CD/DVD drive
before trying to boot from the hard disk. Memtest86 will thoroughly test the RAM
endlessly. Let it run for, say, 5 passes. No errors should be listed.
If multiple errors do show up and there is more than 1 RAM module, test each individually
until you can isolate the bad one.

4 - Failing hard disk: Download and run the Hitachi Drive Fitnes Test at:
http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm
Again, download the ISO file, burn it to a CD and then boot from it.
Navigate the menus and do a full test. DFT can also access the S.M.A.R.T.
reliability information that is created and stored within the hard drive itself.

These 4 tests will go a long way to confirm whether or not your hardware is in good shape.

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 01:11 PM

Be sure to visit the manufactor's site for you new video card and to download the latest drivers for it.
Regards,
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