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Need help - HL2 Crashing after 1-2 ninutes

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September 1, 2008 4:13:25 AM

PC is Vista, MR32-MVP, 64x2 6400 black, 4 GB Corsair, pair of Crossfire Sapphire HD2600XT each has 256MB. PS is antec 550 watts.

HL2 fails after 1-2 minures. video blanks out, audio stutters, video shows a rainbow crosshatch pattern, then PC reboots.

I've uploaded latest audio and video drivers, tried various settings on ATI catalyst. None have made any diffrence.

Do I have enough power supply, or could it be something else?

please help if you can. thanks

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September 1, 2008 4:28:07 AM

Temperature readings on your GPU's?
September 1, 2008 5:01:14 AM

HL2 may have messed up with saving your hardware profile on it's first run...

I can't remember where that info is saved but I do remember having to delete all of the saved games (as well as the config file) to stop HL2 from doing the freeze thing.

Also, try with cool and quiet off.
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September 1, 2008 5:23:32 AM

similar thing happend with me with far cry on my ati card
disable vpu recover in catalyst control center.
if the problem still sustains i prefer you to remove the ati catalyst control center and to have only the driver for the card installed
September 1, 2008 2:41:43 PM

GPU temps are 45-50C
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