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I'm have no degree in computer science just very little common sense. To date I have; made sure all of my drivers are up to date,
especially my video drivers. I have also updated the bios on my board. I built this machine from the ground up and it was all assembled
at once so I'm not really sure which component to point my finger at. I also tried formatting my hard drive and a clean install but that
did not My system has an AMD x2 6000, 4gb DDR2 800, 2x 8600 GTS Superclocked in SLI and I'm running Windows Vista SP1 Home Premium which
is completely updated.
Someone please HELP ME! This is driving me nuts. Again I'm not very computer smart but I'm capable of following directions. HELP ME
please. If you need any more information to troubleshoot this just reply to my post and I will follow up. Thanks everyone!
I don't run SLI myself but I have heard that there are still some issues with Vista, SLI and some games - occasional/intermittent driver crashes. Someone with more SLI experience could guide you more on that one.
Since the system seems very stable doing everything else, including some 3d games, I tend to suspect driver issues but that is just a guess.
I suppose disabling SLI is more or less the same as taking out a card but you might try taking it out and see what happens. I guess it still draws power as long as it is plugged in. That Toughpower might possibly be getting taxed a bit. How much did it sell for BTW. Last I checked Thermaltake didn't really produce PSUs in the upper quality tiers, IIRC.
$170 eh? The ones I saw listed were more like $79. So I'm thinking they have upgraded the quality, I guess, if they are getting that much.
I'd try a WoW or Conan group and see if anyone else is getting this with Vista/Nvidia. And hopefully others here may still chime in with other suggestions.
Just an idea:
If you are running four sticks of RAM try taking two of them out and see if you still get the problem. Most MOBO's have a little trouble filling all four slots and it is often the case that the speed/timings need to be taken back a notch to get all four stable.
It's been 9 days of fairly solid gaming now and no crashes. I'm overjoyed. I can't believe the fix was so simple. I run the game at maxed settings and usually get around 60+ fps but now sometimes the game will be laggy. At least it doesn't crash. I'm not sure if this is because Vista is a resource hog or because I have another issue to seek and destroy.
Computer is crashing again. Even with only two sticks of ram. Anyone have some new suggestions? Maybe there is a diagnostic program someone can point me in the direction of that will show me where the problem lies? Thanks guys.
P.S. It happens more often in game, but I have now seen my computer crash twice when I am not running graphics intensive software. This is new.