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Just Cause 2

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August 22, 2010 8:59:51 PM

Was wondering if anyone knew why the game freezes on my PC. Sometime i can run it for an hr, and it won't freeze. Other times maybe 2 minutes.
It locks up, then windows says the program has crashed. I have to ctrl+alt+del to get out of it.
Any ideas would be most helpful.


My computer is:
AMD: Athlon 64 X2 5200+ 2991 MHz
Mobo: Gigabyte M57SLI-S4 v.2
RAM: 4GB Mushkin DDR2 PC2-6400
OS: Win 7 64bit
VC: EVGA 8800 GTS 320MB

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August 22, 2010 9:01:28 PM

your gpu barely meets the minimum systemr requirements

have you turned down all the graphcis?
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Minimum:

OS: Microsoft Windows Vista (Windows XP is unsupported)
Processor: Dual-core CPU with SSE3 (Athlon 64 X2 4200 / Pentium D 3GHz)
Memory: 2GB System Memory
Hard Drive: 10GB of free drive space
Graphics: DX10 compatible graphics card with 256 MB of memory (Nvidia GeForce 8800 series/ ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro)
Sound: 100% DirectX 10 compatible sound card
DirectX®: Microsoft DirectX 10

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Recommended:

OS: Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 or Windows 7
Processor: Intel Core® 2 Duo 2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom X3 2.4GHz or equivalen
Memory: 3GB system Memory
Hard Drive:
Graphics: DX10 compatible graphics card with 512 MB of memory (Nvidia GeForce GTS 250 series/ ATI Radeon HD 5750 series)
Sound: 100% DirectX 10 compatible Dolby Digital 5.1 sound card
DirectX®: Microsoft DirectX 10.1
August 22, 2010 9:50:06 PM

pretty much yeah
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August 23, 2010 12:49:51 AM

Could be overheating issues or a PSU going bad. I would first monitor the temps of your CPU and GPU in the background while playing JC2 and see where they go after 30 minutes or so.
August 23, 2010 1:53:11 AM

temps seem to be within normal range, and the PSU is about a year old.
I'd hope it isn't failing now. Its also over-rated for my system... so it wouldn't be too stressed
August 24, 2010 2:55:13 PM

get a new GPU man..a gts 250 green is great..its safe too..low chances of overheating..
August 24, 2010 3:49:35 PM

if i get a new one,
i want something a little more future proof...
August 24, 2010 4:32:40 PM

gtx 460...
August 25, 2010 12:56:48 PM

arges86 said:
if i get a new one,
i want something a little more future proof...



you should consider getting a new PSU..preferrably an 800W...with corsair,enermax,cougar or any brands that are known to ensure the your graphic cards are safe from getting barbqd...you should get GTX 400 series cards or Ati 5000 series if you want something future proof....
September 1, 2010 3:47:44 AM

i have an 800W Watts BFG ES Series Power Supply
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