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Fallout 3 freezing/not responding

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December 9, 2010 6:36:00 AM

Hi,
ive just bought fall out 3 game of the year addition and have started a new game got past that but can only get say 10mins of gameplay before it freezes and stops responding therefore i have to end task and try again
can any one help me?
anyone else encountered the same problem
December 9, 2010 7:08:16 AM

Is the game patched?
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December 9, 2010 8:52:16 AM

yes i just recently downloaded the new patch 1.7 i think it was?
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December 9, 2010 9:03:46 AM

Do you use ffdshow on your PC?
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December 9, 2010 10:55:34 AM

no should i be?i use cccp would that make a difference??
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December 9, 2010 11:42:23 AM

ffdshow can cause problems with Fallout 3. Try to run the game in windowed mode and see if it freezes. Also try to run the game with onboard sound.
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December 10, 2010 3:25:46 AM

cool thnx i'll give it a shot now ;) 
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December 10, 2010 4:28:06 AM

nope still freezes :( 
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December 10, 2010 5:38:21 AM

Do you have any components overclocked? Apparently FO3 doesn't appreciate such technical shenanigans.
As seen here: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/106482-13-unusual-num...
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December 10, 2010 5:57:50 AM

nope no overclocking lol
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December 10, 2010 6:16:07 AM

OMG thank you so much from the forum your link sent me to i found another link explaining that cccp contains ffdshow in them ive now turned them off and it seem to be working smoothly thanks for all your help :) 
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December 10, 2010 6:21:28 AM

haha LOL now it freezes in V.A.T.S mode :p  grr cant win :p 
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December 10, 2010 6:56:22 AM

got it all working i installed ffdshow and through settings put fallout3 as an exclude from using ffdshow on the audio and video now it works a treat no lag no freezing :) 
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December 10, 2010 6:56:53 AM

Best answer selected by MineRue.
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December 10, 2010 9:23:25 PM

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