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June 16, 2013 2:09:32 PM

I don't know where the problem started from but I installed Civilization 4 BTS on my pc it ran fine for a while but then gave me huge graphic glitches and flashing I uninstalled it and reinstalled it, updated my drivers after uninstalling and reinstalling them, ran the game, it worked fine now but ran it again a while later and it again started showing me the glitches and now my other games won't even work :(  warcraft 3 runs but shows a blue screen same with Civ 4(original) since i unistalled BTS, I ran the wc3 map editor it runs fine but again black screen, everything else works fine, the system is A-OK but this only occurs with games, PLEASE HELP!
June 16, 2013 2:16:01 PM

Now this almost always caused by one of 3 things:
1. Driver reinstall.
2. Heat issue.
3. Ram problem.
But before any troubleshooting, I need to know your full system.
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June 16, 2013 2:58:48 PM

Ok. Well that is not alot of RAM at all, so that may be an issue. Also, how are the temperatures looking? You can clean all the dust out of your case and heatsinks, it would surprise you how much performance and stability you can gain.
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June 16, 2013 3:28:38 PM

expl0itfinder said:
Now this almost always caused by one of 3 things:
1. Driver reinstall.
2. Heat issue.
3. Ram problem.
But before any troubleshooting, I need to know your full system.


You be better getting any error codes from the BSOD while your at it if you plan to do any troubleshooting
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June 16, 2013 4:19:08 PM

udg said:
expl0itfinder said:
Now this almost always caused by one of 3 things:
1. Driver reinstall.
2. Heat issue.
3. Ram problem.
But before any troubleshooting, I need to know your full system.


You be better getting any error codes from the BSOD while your at it if you plan to do any troubleshooting


You usually don't need the error code to know what's wrong.
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June 16, 2013 6:12:04 PM

expl0itfinder said:
udg said:
expl0itfinder said:
Now this almost always caused by one of 3 things:
1. Driver reinstall.
2. Heat issue.
3. Ram problem.
But before any troubleshooting, I need to know your full system.


You be better getting any error codes from the BSOD while your at it if you plan to do any troubleshooting


You usually don't need the error code to know what's wrong.


IMHO you don't really have a clue even the most novice IT support tech would ask for any error codes.
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June 16, 2013 7:48:35 PM

udg said:
expl0itfinder said:
udg said:
expl0itfinder said:
Now this almost always caused by one of 3 things:
1. Driver reinstall.
2. Heat issue.
3. Ram problem.
But before any troubleshooting, I need to know your full system.


You be better getting any error codes from the BSOD while your at it if you plan to do any troubleshooting


You usually don't need the error code to know what's wrong.


IMHO you don't really have a clue even the most novice IT support tech would ask for any error codes.


People come to toms because they dont feel like hiring the novice IT guy. There isn't any reason to ask for an error code, because they are so basic. Look around on these forums. Nobody needs the BSOD error codes to solve a problem. It's good old hands on process of elimination.
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June 17, 2013 2:51:16 AM

Thanks for the suggestions guys :) 
I cleaned the cpu and re-adjusted the Graphics card and now all games work again :D  but umm the question is should I re-install BTS on civ 4? because it might cause the graphic prob again maybe with more consequences.And about the ram, the computer works pretty well with it, it's pretty smooth although I also only have 40 gb harddisk.
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June 17, 2013 8:13:51 AM

sarimdesert said:
Thanks for the suggestions guys :) 
I cleaned the cpu and re-adjusted the Graphics card and now all games work again :D  but umm the question is should I re-install BTS on civ 4? because it might cause the graphic prob again maybe with more consequences.And about the ram, the computer works pretty well with it, it's pretty smooth although I also only have 40 gb harddisk.


"If it ain't broke, don't fix it". This concept definitely applies to your situation. But if you want to take the risk, go ahead and reinstall it. Glad you got the main issue fixed
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