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Crysis glitches every few seconds after several minutes of gameplay

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May 12, 2011 1:20:42 AM

I recently built a high spec gaming pc, but I have problems running crysis. The game runs fine for a few minutes, but then pauses every few seconds until the game eventually crashes. My CPU, ram, and gpu are not running hot, so I am wondering if the problem might be my hdd. Please help if you have any other insights as to what the problem may be.

System:
Amd phenom ii x4 965 oc @ 4.0ghz
Evga gtx 460 1gb VRAM
2*2 Corsair xms3 ddr3 oc @ 1600
Gigabyte m68mt-sp2 motherboard
Western digital 1tb green hdd

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May 12, 2011 1:23:46 AM

the game runs the same way if i run it again immediately after
May 12, 2011 2:36:57 AM

turn down your oc and see if that helps.
what power supply you using?
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May 12, 2011 3:26:46 AM

ive tried defaulting the clock speed but it doesnt help
im using a cheap orion 585W psu, you think that might be the problem?
May 12, 2011 10:24:16 AM

Well, did you have this same problem with any other games.
Also, have tried patching the game ?
May 12, 2011 11:45:37 AM

The only non source engine game I played on it so far ( source engine games run fine) is borderlands, and that ran fine as well,
And I've purchased it on steam so supposedly the updates are already installed, but I have looked into the details of the update and the problems listed were similar to mine.
May 13, 2011 9:30:29 AM

try gamebooster. it may be a background task stealing cpu resources.
it may anls be your anitvirus scanning every file when your ty to pl. choose gaming mode.
als you have a green hdd. they aint good for gaming there often very slow in comparison to normal 7200 rpm spinpoint f3's. the greens have slow seek times also, they are for the energy conscious user that runs a media pc. there not gaming grade parts.
May 13, 2011 11:29:19 AM

I was wondering if the hard drive would affect my in game performance though?
May 15, 2011 12:29:25 PM

to recap it runs highest everything in dx9 mode including antiailiasing, but still glitches in dx10, regardless of quality setting. it even runs on highest settings with 4xAA for a few minutes.

May 16, 2011 3:08:58 AM

quite possibly your drive could affect your performance as its a green 5200rpm
which in real gaming terms is slow.
if you have another drive try installing the game on that and see if theres a difference.
May 16, 2011 10:01:17 AM

my house is full of ancient drives, none are sata or spin faster than 5200rpm, but im selling my laptop so i can buy a 128Gb SSD
May 16, 2011 11:15:55 AM

hardly worth it m8. i have 2 spinpoint f3 raided 0 and i get almost ssd speeds of 240mbps with an average of 150+, and there 1 gig each... total cost 90 pounds try getting a 2 gig ssd for that money :lol: 

although the spinpoint f3 doesnt like small files it really is 1 of the best mechanical drives out atm that includes carvers and raptors. i have used them since they came out and as yet not 1 error of fail.
so there well worth there current asking price of 37-45 pounds for the 1tb models.
May 16, 2011 11:22:55 AM

that sounds like a good deal, ill have to look into it
August 26, 2011 8:18:33 PM

I have the same mobo as you do, and it happens to me to in source games. Its driving me crazy!
Did your's stop freezing when you switch HDD?

I was trying to see if it was something to do with the ram memory, or mobo config.

Any ideas?
August 26, 2011 10:47:29 PM

dudusz said:
I have the same mobo as you do, and it happens to me to in source games. Its driving me crazy!
Did your's stop freezing when you switch HDD?

I was trying to see if it was something to do with the ram memory, or mobo config.

Any ideas?


A clean boot fixed my problems, you should try that first. Do this with msconfig from start menu, and there should be a windows services only checkbox to select under the services tab. If that works, then select services one at a time to find the hog. Having the same mobo model shouldn't mean much unless you are having hardware issues. Hope it fixes your problem, Cheers
August 27, 2011 12:44:23 AM

My 2 guesses are the slow rpm hard drive..... I think those run at 5400rpm's ?,....... the video card. One day people will learn that 1gig cards are useless for today's demanding games...... borderland isn't one of them.
August 27, 2011 1:04:01 AM

Thanks for the reply, but the clean boot still didn't do it for me..
And my video card is GTS 250, not the best around but still does the job well
August 29, 2011 8:30:27 PM

swifty_morgan said:
My 2 guesses are the slow rpm hard drive..... I think those run at 5400rpm's ?,....... the video card. One day people will learn that 1gig cards are useless for today's demanding games...... borderland isn't one of them.


I solved the problem with a clean boot
August 29, 2011 8:33:54 PM

dudusz said:
Thanks for the reply, but the clean boot still didn't do it for me..
And my video card is GTS 250, not the best around but still does the job well


Even if your problem isnt your gpu, the 250 probably won't hold up with modern games much longer
August 29, 2011 10:19:17 PM

Yes... I manage here... Turn on the option for optmize energie for laptop (which makes it run on lower fps).
Thank anyways!
August 29, 2011 11:12:25 PM

Oh, you were just trying to run portal 2
!