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PC only plays 3d games once

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Last response: in PC Gaming
October 18, 2009 5:02:02 AM

Recently my PC started crashing the second time I try to play a game.

Meaning, on a clean boot I can play indefinitely until I exit the game and when I run it again, the PC either freezes or the game just crashes returning errors I can't track down

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October 22, 2009 4:13:23 AM

After more testing, it gets very flaky after being up a while. It doesn't shut down if it's up for too long or after heavy use, internet browsers start crashing...

Any ideas at all? I'm guessing it's time to re-install windows, but I really hope there's some other fix.
October 22, 2009 7:34:06 AM

Post some system specs, please. It sounds to me like you may be running low on RAM, which will cause the system to start swap-filing after a while and will bring the whole thing to a grinding halt.

Either that, or you have a bloated Windows, as you mentioned, or possibly malware problems.