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January 19, 2004 8:13:15 PM

Hi ppl, I'm having a bit of a problem here so if anyone can help me at all please feel free to post a msg.

Problem is that a few games are crashing/freezing after I'm playing it for a few minuts (random time). Like EA Cricket 2004. My monitor just goes black but I can still hear what is going on in the game. On other times the monitor goes black and the sound gets all weird and static. Thus I have to restart the pc. This is now really getting to me, so if you got any advice at all please let me know. Here's my pc specs. Thanks Snowy

Gigabyte Ga-8SG667 Motherboard
Intel P4 2.4b GHz, 533 Bus
512 MB DDR333 Ram
Western Digital WD1200JB, 120GB Hd with 8Mb Cache
Gigabyte Maya II Radeon 9700 Pro
Creative Audigy Sound Card
AOpen 48x12x50 CD-RW
AOpen 16X DVD
LG Flatron F900B Monitor
Windows XP Pro with SP1 and all updates, DX 9.0b, Newest ATI Cat. Drivers (3.10)

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January 19, 2004 8:27:31 PM

Well...your computer probably recognizes that its about to have to play a game of cricket, and then commits suicide...
No computer was built to withstand a game that lasts THAT long... :wink:

Seriously, its probably build-up issue. Take the side of your case off and run the game. If the problem is solved then you need more casing ventilation...ie another fan.

If an argument can't be settled in one or two paragraphs, perhaps you're anal and should just let it go...
January 19, 2004 11:56:05 PM

It's all about patches: patch the game, patch windows, update your video/sound drivers.... err patch them!
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January 20, 2004 3:40:57 AM

Could be a heat issue, could be a power issue, could be a driver issue

Do you have a big enough power supply?

<b>1.4 Ghz AMD T-Bird underclocked to 1 Ghz...just to be safe!</b>
January 21, 2004 2:06:11 AM

Check your temps.
Make sure your memory is ok. That's not generic memory is it?
Patch the game.
If you're overclocking, back off.

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January 21, 2004 7:59:18 PM

When was the last time you restored your computer?

My Rig:
AthlonXP 2000+ 1.677ghz
GeForce Verto FX5200 128mb DDR
Maxtor 7200RPM 80GB, Stock 40gb
Kingston 384MB DDR
Cendyne 52x24x52 CD-RW
Lite-On 4x DVD-RW
Go EMachines...:( 
January 21, 2004 8:13:25 PM

A few days ago. Plz see other post I made.

Thing is that I am a Network Admin and do know a bit about PCs, but this little problem is getting to me and I just can't put my finger exactly on the problem.

O well, thanks for the help.

Cheers Snowy
February 25, 2004 12:43:48 AM

Is your OS winXP or 98,when does the game be published?i've met the same issue as yours,but most games with this kind of issue are published before year 2000,take Biohazard3--the last escape for example(my OS is WINXP),when the game starts,it's very slow just like there's no 3D card,and another example,momery off(i dont kown wether you've ever heard),it's a 2D game,usually it has no responce after it is started about 30 minutes,and i am nearly go mad about it,but without any method to solve the problem,that's winXP,so what can you do?
so i think your problem is refer to the OS.GAMES ALWAYS 98,NOT XP!

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Abit NF7-S
768MB kingstone DDR400
Geforce4Ti4200 oc(300/620)
Seagate 80G
Creative Audigy2
SONY V700
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