Cheaper PSUs tend to perform badly when they get enar to maximum capacity.
I'm guessing Spore is keeping your CPU and graphics card working hard, and your PSU can't keep up with the load. Buying a decent PSu is always a good idea - it's;
- less likely to give you annoying temporary problems (like you have)
- less likely to give you a major permanent one (blowing up and frying all your expensive components)
- it's one of the few components you'll (realistically) carry across to a new build, so you should get a few years' use out of it.
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Is it me or is it that Spore seems to fail on most Nvidia cards. I'm a little overqualified to play the game, but could anyone make a suggestion? I crash directly after cell stage, during the cut-scene. I re-installed Windows last week, reinstalled the driver and Direct X, and Spore. I can say that I play Crysis at high settings around 30-40fps. I'll admit this is a Dell
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 SP2
Pentium 4 660 3.6ghz dual core
650 wat PSU
400 wat secondary PSU @ 12V+37A
NVidia 9800GTX+ x2 = 1g
2045MB DDR2 667 ram
Might be to do with 64Bit and Quad Cores from what I am reading on the forums. Does not work with running your CPU in single core mode, but the funny thing is it's the D3D9.DLL that seems to be crashing (as from what I see on the forums)
it just got done freezing on me literally 5 seconds after loading planet UP YOURS. i was on my way to a nearby nest to kill something to eat, and it locked up on me. had to restart my computer 5 times, since my PC has some sort of virus that makes it start up successfully only SOMETIMES (unrelated to spore). nothing can be done at the moment to fix it. it's just a very annoying bug that NEEDS to be fixed by the professionals. also, to those of you who want to point fingers at the DRM: the DRM has nothing to do with it, since my game is pirated.
May 5, 2009 4:23:18 PM
I got the completely same problem as clo4life.
It's killing me as I rly enjoy the first part of the game. Not the exact same settings, but also an nvidia card.
Any1 got any idears ?