I recently built a new PC and reformatted my old one so my wife and I can play co-op steam games over LAN. Its a windows 7 build with a gtx280 (including the most current drivers), a q6600 cpu, and 8gb of ram.
Every game we run crashes to the desktop. I used a trial of AIDA64 Extreme to log the vitals through a crash of portal2 but everything looks good to my untrained eyes. If someone with a better understanding would like to glance over the readouts they can be found at http://bsalva.com/th/log_2012-01-06_16-39-03_log.htm
Thanks in advance for any help, I'm really confused over this.
well first off stop using that. go into control panel/admin tools/event viewer and look for red warning pertaining to the game... do this after you crash a game and reboot. so you can see everything pertinant to the crash all in 1 quick list...
some basics, make sure you run direct x latest distr. mack sure all the other M.S. distros like vcredist and .net runtime are up to dat and of a version that is required...
1s dont reboot and try the games again.. this time if they crash post the names of the appcrash data from the admin logs... hopefully we can go from there with real info
SRdx11. is the seperate dx11 aware version od saints row3 you need to be running the dx9/dx10 version as you dont have a dx11 gfx card.
as for the crashing your getting memory exemptions 0x0c000005 means the aplications are becoming corupt and trying to use memory that is already assigned... if its happening on every game then you need to test your memory. use 1 stick at a time and run a a game(yes the pc will slow down but if the memory is ok the game wont crash, just offload on to the Virtual memory that your system sets up with the aid of a hdd.
if the memory is fine then start scanning with antimalware apps. like avira free and malwarebytes.
Thanks for the help! I feel completely stupid now, but that's why its nice to have outside, less frustrated eyes on the issue.
When you mentioned corrupt applications, I thought back to the day I installed her games. I was doing some pretty heavy server work both locally and remotely. Moving a lot of files while trying to download games over steam is a recipe for disaster. I ran steam's integrity checker. It found a missing/corrupt file or two in every game that was crashing. As it turns out almost 30% of Saints row the third was corrupt.
I've been running great since. Thank you for your time/help