League of Legends randomly crashing

Hello, recently, after a certain patch (Sejuani), I've found League of Legends to be unplayable, as it crashes randomly now. This doesn't happen playing any other game (Skyrim, Left4Dead, Team Fortress 2). Randomly while in game, the computer crashes, the screen turning black, last sound repeating, and the fan accelerating. If I had to make an estimate, I would have to say this issue occurs one in two games. The only seemingly-problematic temperature while running League is my CPU at 53 degrees C. There's nothing wrong in the game logs, either. This has never happened previously, so I'm wondering if anyone could help me.

List of things I've tried but have failed :
Disabling Vertical Sync (had it disabled ever since)
Reformatting hard drive
Running only League (no background programs)
Dusting

Specs :
Gigabyte Motherboard EP43-UD3L
Windows 7 Ultimate
ATI Radeon HD 4830
Pentium Dual-Core CPU E5200 @ 2.50 GHz
4 GB RAM
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  1. It probley is the patch because you said that it worked just fine untill the patch came out. I have a couple of questions though. Are you running Win 7 Ultimate 32bit or 64bit? What resolution are you running?

    Does your system meet the min requirements for that game? I don't know what the requirements are that is why I am asking. You probley should run a few test on your GPU and Ram.

    Do a different check on heat from another program. I will link you to some. The patch probley has issues with your OS or your hardwear. Use the MSI Afterburner to check Temps and GPU usage. Use the Memtest to check ram. Use Kombustor to stress test your GPU. Then repost your findings.

    http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm

    http://www.memtest.org/

    http://www.ozone3d.net/msi_kombustor/
  2. LoL isn't much demanding and his PC should handle it quite well.
    You didn't have any issues with the game without the patch right?
    Then un-install, and then re-install the game, but this time, don't patch it.
  3. memtest ran it fine.

    But yeah, temps are fine leading up to the problem. Then the screen just turns black, and the fan accelerates. This doesn't happen in any other use of the computer. I'll run the other tests as soon as I can.

    League is an online game, so I would have to patch it in order to play. I'm not sure if the patch itself caused these crashes, but that's the most likely candidate, as I didn't change anything software or hardware-wise to my computer leading up to that point.
  4. I forgot to ask about your PSU. What is its brand and model and how many watts it is?
    That is good to hear not the ram and not overheating. Now we can count that out. Just the stress test left.
  5. I left the stress test on for 27 minutes. Its highest was at 53 degress celcius, and just stayed between 49-51 degrees after that. Without the stress test, it would stay at 41 degrees. My PSU is a Corsair 400W.
  6. Those temps are okay.
    Did you try running the game with the graphical settings lowered?
  7. I am glad it is not heat or the GPU or ram and your PSU which is a good one. Now you said the only game that this happens in is League of Legends? I am reasking this just in case I miss read something.

    If I have this down then I would really supect the game has a issue. Because it does not happen with any other game and you put it through the Furmark test. I know I don't even need to ask this.

    But are your drivers up to date? I am sure they are but you never know. And maybe your drivers are up to date and this game doesn't like it. That is a strech on my part. I had to ask though.

    Thanks for indulging me on all that I have asked. I don't think it is your rig because if it only happens in the one game it has to do with the game. Have you ran the game on the lowest setting?

    When did that game come out? I am going to check on a few ideas or if HEXit see's this he might have an answer for you. Or any of the guys who have been on here for a long time. I will get back at you.
  8. DM186 said:

    But are your drivers up to date? I am sure they are but you never know. And maybe your drivers are up to date and this game doesn't like it. That is a strech on my part. I had to ask though.

    That is a good idea.
    @OP
    Revert back to any of the older drivers, the most stable ones you can remember of.
    Oh and DM, LoL was released a while ago. 2009 October, if I'm not mistaken.
  9. sejuani patch was a while ago (at least 3 patches after that now, which ~1.5 months)

    check your GPU drivers, if you've recently updated the drivers roll them back.

    Your hardware should have zero problem running the game, without vsync what fps are you typically getting?

    when the screen goes black are you able to alt-tab to desktop?

    you said you've reformatted the HDD, so I guess that means you've tried reinstalling league?
  10. I had a simmilar problem with my league of legends install a few patches ago ... it was shyvana iirc ... the only thing i found to fix it was a clean re-download and install of the game ..

    I tried EVERYTHING , i edited files , spent hours checking drivers settings doing rollbacks and repairs it ... in the end i released i was better off leaving the pc on overnight two days for a fresh copy...

    There patching process has finally improved from closed beta ... ( rammus skin ftw)
    but its still pretty prone to random death during patching
  11. yup, which is why I'm curious if he's tried reinstalling when he formatted the HDD or did he just back up the installation and restore it from backup.

    as for the patcher, coming from a different game, patcher was iffy depending on the amount of data it had to download in one go. I haven't had to reinstall my whole client for League, but ever since they've updated the patcher for season 2 it's been a significantly better experience even on patch days. (pre season 2 patcher used to take forever to install the files after downloading them)
  12. As far as I know, this is the only game where it happens this often. There was one instance where DC Universe Online crashed when I played that.

    Drivers are up to date. Didn't try running on lowest settings, but vsync is always off. With Vsync off and skype on, League runs at 60-40 FPS. Yes, I did reinstall league.

    I actually only crashed once after the reformat: before windows update finished. Maybe that was an issue. I'll check over the weekend. Nevermind, still crashes.

    Though, I only played about 3 games since then. It can't be my GPU drivers causing it, I don't think. I ran it fine without ever updating my drivers, until I started frequently crashing. Then, I updated my drivers, and nothing changed. Although, this seems to be the only solution at the moment. I'll try it out as soon as possible.
  13. Try this. Run a driver sweeper to clean out all of your drivers old and new. Then reinstall the old driver the one before the crashing started. Then see if that is the issue.

    If the problem didn't go away then run the sweeper again and this time do a clean install with the most up to date driver. Then try again and let us know. Good luck on that.

    Also AntiZig said that the patch is a old one and there are two patchs out since that one. I would look into that also.
  14. It's happened every patch after the Sejuani patch, too.

    I also had a clean install of League. I rolled back to an older catalyst driver. I'll try it out right now.
  15. MarcoRv said:

    I also had a clean install of League. I rolled back to an older catalyst driver. I'll try it out right now.

    Report back about the result.
  16. It's been working really well so far. Thanks.

    I'm using the oldest catalyst driver, it seems. Is there any way to figure out which is the latest possible driver I could use for League besides trial and error?


    Still crashed. Not sure if it was because I was tinkering with the drivers or not. I'll be running some tests around the drivers and see how they work with League until I'm 100% sure.

    But in the case that it isn't the drivers, what other possibilities could it be?
  17. MarcoRv said:
    It's been working really well so far. Thanks.

    I'm using the oldest catalyst driver, it seems. Is there any way to figure out which is the latest possible driver I could use for League besides trial and error?

    Edit: I mean, display driver, not catalyst driver.

    Trial and error is the best way to find out the best drivers.
    Other than that, you may want to look for drivers that provides any improvements for the game, specifically. But there doesn't seem to be any.
    if you're not having any performance issues with other games, I'd suggest you keep going with your current one.
    Which one is the current driver?
  18. MarcoRv said:

    Still crashed. Not sure if it was because I was tinkering with the drivers or not. I'll be running some tests around the drivers and see how they work with League until I'm 100% sure.

    But in the case that it isn't the drivers, what other possibilities could it be?

    So, the game crashed again?
    What did you do around the drivers?
    The one other possibility is the patch. But without it, you can't play online...
    Also, did you try running the game at lowered settings?
  19. aside from drivers, could be you're running the video card at the limit which causes it to crash occasionally (try running at lower settings)
  20. Yeah, rolling back drivers seemed to help, but it still crashes. Maybe there are multiple reasons why I crash, and rolling back drivers stopped one of them.

    My video card for sure can handle League at highest, but I lowered the settings and it still happened, so I don't think that's it.
  21. Well you are getting close to something a little bit of good news but still not the fix. When you reinstalled the game did you have any problems even a screen blink? Was this game a digital down load?

    Or do you have a hard copy? Do you have anything OC'd? You watch it is going to be a easy fix with it right in front of us and we can't see it.
  22. When I reinstalled the game, there were no problems besides the crashing.

    It's a digital download, there are no hard copies of League besides the really old one.

    Apparently I installed catalyst control center + older display driver and things seem to be working well, but I'll run some tests to make sure. Nothing is OC'd.
  23. I hope this is it. At least when I stated to roll back your drivers because I had not the same as your problems. Mine just acted crazy. But when I rolled it back everything worked.

    I am almost afraid to do the latest driver. I don't want to go through the same problems or have it happen like your problem. So I guess if it isn't broken don't fix it? I will keep my fingers crossed.
  24. Still crashes unfortunately. This is getting me really stumped. :/

    I'm gonna try sweeping and using the latest drivers.
  25. Sorry to hear that news. I was hoping you would have the fix. If I hear of anything I will let you know. Good luck
    It is 2012 and everything seems to be going south for just about everybody I know myself included
  26. Alright, when you said you reformatted the HDD how did you reinstall everything piece by piece or restore from some backup?

    when league crashes, does it drop to desktop or does the whole PC hang and you have to reset?

    have you checked event viewer for any clues?
  27. I reinstalled everything piece by piece.

    I have to reset, the screen just turns black (can't alt tab).

    No clues in the logs of league.
  28. so the whole pc freezes

    event viewer has nothing to do with league, it's a windows application that should create a log if your PC encounters any performance issues.

    It's strange behavior indeed when it's only happening with league and all the other games run fine.

    My only last guess is, check that all your case fans are working (including the PSU fan) and check if you can update your mobo bios (if there's a later version available)
  29. I had a similar problem with League of Legends. I was entering the game and after a few seconds the graphic was goin' crazy and I was gettin' a BSOD related to an ATI driver. I tried several version of the drivers, uninstalled applications from Windows... still the same problem with the game. I thought that I should try to reinstall the Windows and run some benchmarks on a fresh install to see if there are any problems. So I did. Right after I ran a burn-in test for the graphic card I got the same BSOD and the graphic card died. The only problem is that after a few days 2 friends told me that their graphic cards died too and they had the same issue like I had. I hope it was only a coincidence and not a problem with LoL.
  30. MarcoRv said:
    memtest ran it fine.

    But yeah, temps are fine leading up to the problem. Then the screen just turns black, and the fan accelerates. This doesn't happen in any other use of the computer. I'll run the other tests as soon as I can.

    League is an online game, so I would have to patch it in order to play. I'm not sure if the patch itself caused these crashes, but that's the most likely candidate, as I didn't change anything software or hardware-wise to my computer leading up to that point.

    ( hey if you figure this out i would love to know what you did bcs i think that the patch was the reason why it does it bcs just like you my laptop does the same as yours and did great before the patch
  31. did u fix it btw? let me know, cuz I have the same problem for a long time now =/
  32. sounds like the GPU...can you switch out GPU and see if that is the culprit (if this has already been recommended, sorry...didnt read all the replies.)
  33. have you tried running in windowed mode?
  34. Huh, Have you found solution? I am struggling with same issue for so long time...
  35. Anyone found the solution, i am facing the same issue now, tried formatting the windows, installing freshly adobe air, but nothing works...please post a solution if you have found.
  36. Hi, i know its been a while, but i am having the same issue now.
    Reinstalled my windows 7, installed adobe air again, but nothing seems to work.

    Please post a solution if you have found a way.
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