new to pc gaming (resident evil 5 freezing)

here is my setup

Intel i5 670 cpu
Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 oc video card

nothing is overclocked

when I run resident evil it gives me the option to choose to run directx9 or 10

when I run 10...nine times out of ten the game freezes about 10 seconds into gameplay.

What causes this?

My temperatures are fine.
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  1. Does your game freeze or your whole computer crash?
  2. ProWilma said:
    Does your game freeze or your whole computer crash?


    Just the game.
  3. Any other games or just Resident Evil
  4. ProWilma said:
    Any other games or just Resident Evil


    Well I am new to pc gaming so I don't have many games. The only game I have played is warframe off of steam and that played without any problems, and then resident evil (which I have on a disc)

    the directx9 version of resident evil (when you choose right at the beginning) worked without freezing, but when I run the directx10 version, it usually freezes.

    I was able to play it once without it freezing, but every other time it did.
  5. Have you downloaded the lastest AMD drivers?
  6. ProWilma said:
    Have you downloaded the lastest AMD drivers?


    Im sure, when I got the card I went to the amd website and installed the drivers/catalyst for the card and that was only like a couple weeks ago.

    Now, google is showing that a directx10 crash problem with this game may be common and a certain windows update will prob need to be uninstalled.

    several hits came up when I googled this problem.
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