Fallout 3 pc new game freeze

The game installed fine but when I click new game it loads for a few seconds than I get a error message that says fallout 3 has stopped working... how do I fix?
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  1. do you play it for the first time?
    => have you installed all the updates?
    => use google: fallout 3 freezes "your windows version"

    fallout3 has a lot of bugs (it is bethsoft after all...) and a lot of problems are already been fixed and explained, so please search a bit first.

    if it still doesnt work, please tell us:
    - what you have tried
    - what windows you're using
    - what cpu and gpu you have.
  2. I am playing it right now on my rig and went through the exact same thing. The problem is apparently with a patch they did, which has trouble with quad core CPU's.

    To fix it, pay careful attention to the path here:

    Step 1)
    Open up the fallout.ini file in: My Documents\My Games\Fallout3
    Find the line:
    change it to:
    Add another line after it and insert:
    This will limit the game to 2 cores and prevent the engine bug from causing the game to freeze.

    Step 2)
    Download and install the latest klite codec pack from here:
    http://download.cnet.com/K-Lite-Me [...] 94603.html
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