Is this possible, a crysis crash?

With all the drivers updated as well as patches on the game Crysis.
I am running an e8400 duo core at 3.0ghz with 8gb ram, vista ultimate 64,
mobo xfx780i running two BFG oc gtx260 in sli mode. running the game at
1024X768 and settings on medium with aa off. When it crashes the screen
freezes up and the sound of a wild machine gun going off. Can I get any
info on what I can do to make the game playable? Or am I just running
a system too slow for it.
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  1. What power supply are you running with that setup?
  2. 750 watt pc power and cooling
  3. One of your graphic cards crashing! Try downclock both to a lowest stable clock and try again, if it's stabe tnen...you know.
  4. If I lower the manufature's oc settings to lower clock speeds, then will I be able
    to run the game at higher graphics settings?
  5. Quote:
    If I lower the manufature's oc settings to lower clock speeds, then will I be able
    to run the game at higher graphics settings?


    no, but its a good way of determining if the cards are at fault here. do they crash on other games as well?
  6. No, I am able to play far cry 2 at 1200X1600 all settings on high and no aa.
    and played it for a couple of hours with no problems last night.
    I know cyrsis is more demanding on any systems. But at least to be
    playable at such low settings. Just wonder if you or anybody else
    have had or has this problem.
    thanks
  7. If your Graphincs is not rock solid then you'll have this issue!
    that's why I suggested you to do this little experiment and you'll find if they are faulty. (I know that it will be unplayabel but just run it and try to play for as long as possible). Most of SLI/CF setups are unstable on crysis due to poor cooling, especially if the cards are very close to each other.
  8. thanks for your reply. I think your right about the heat issue. I have not upgraded
    the cooling in my case. one of the cards run 5c hotter than the other. The top card at 45c the bottom at 50c. I will play around with the clock speeds by lowering it
    a few each time and see what happens. Also run each card by itself.
    Thanks for your response.
  9. you're welcome.
    but do not forget to post results after that so we can comment :)
  10. "running the game at
    1024X768 and settings on medium with aa off. "

    Ummm what?

    With that rig, you can play Crysis at "Ultra High" (gfx mod) at 1680x1050 easily, with AA turned all the way up.
  11. Get HWMonitor from www.cpuid.com and see how hot your cards get while playing.
  12. Bluescreendeath said:
    "running the game at
    1024X768 and settings on medium with aa off. "

    Ummm what?

    With that rig, you can play Crysis at "Ultra High" (gfx mod) at 1680x1050 easily, with AA turned all the way up.



    I wish!!!
    Is that what your running crysis at with your system?
    If you are, have you ever had crysis crash?
    Maybe my cards are overheating.
    Just built the rig last month with out upgrading my case.
    Maybe 2 gtx260's still have bugs in their drivers in SLI mode.
  13. B-Unit said:
    Get HWMonitor from www.cpuid.com and see how hot your cards get while playing.


    Im going to try that,
    thanks
  14. I ran HWMonitor and at Idle GPU #1 was at 62C, and GPU #2 at 57C. The CPU was sitting at 36C Idle. I set the game settings to 1600X1200 ultra high and at 4xAA. I was able to run the game for about one minute before it crashed. Temps on GPU #1 was at 72C and #2 GPU at 68C the CPU was at 38C.
    You think heat is the problem?
    Thanks for that download too.
  15. I know this one; I only solved this issue last week. Its seems to be an issue with nforce boards;

    I had to OC the voltage on the RAM (from 1.7 to 1.85) and run the RAM at a 1:1 ratio with the FSB to gain system stability. Note, I also overvolted the northbridge and a few other components, but the two suggestions above is what solved my issue (and no, I'm not destabilizing my system again to see which one fixed the problem).

    The issue does exist at lower resolutions, but its far, far less common. I don't know exactly why that is though...my old moniter ran at 1280x1024 and I never had an issue, but with my newer 1980x1200 moniter, i had lockups galor.
  16. I did run the game with each graphics board alone and at low resolution, and both boards ran crysis ok. I did not run them for hours to really see how far they can go.
  17. Your setup should easily be able to max crysis, I am running crysis on all settings maxed with 4 AA and 1600 by 1200 with two 4830's in crossfire and I get 40 fps average on the crysis benchmark test, and 68 fps max.
  18. Maybe ATI and crossfire have better compatibilities with crysis. I can run at 1600 x 1200 at setting ultra high at 4xAA but as soon as either the temp of the cards or when the graphics get more intensive. The game freezes up and the sound of a machine gun firing off. I have to shut down th PS to get out of the crash.
    I was hoping someone had a similar system so I can get a better idea if I am missing something simple in any of my settings. I can run far cry 2 at max settings, no problems. Both games are running with DX10
  19. tonyz69 said:
    Maybe ATI and crossfire have better compatibilities with crysis. I can run at 1600 x 1200 at setting ultra high at 4xAA but as soon as either the temp of the cards or when the graphics get more intensive. The game freezes up and the sound of a machine gun firing off. I have to shut down th PS to get out of the crash.
    I was hoping someone had a similar system so I can get a better idea if I am missing something simple in any of my settings. I can run far cry 2 at max settings, no problems. Both games are running with DX10

    Thats what happened on my 790i; my old moniter ran 1280x1024, and ran everything perfectly, and the day i set up my 1980x1200 moniter, i would get random freezes.

    It took me a while to diagnose, but after 3 months I (think) I solved the problem by giving my RAM more voltage and a 1:1 FSB-RAM ratio. No idea why yet though; all I know is its hardware...
  20. The default voltage for my RAM is set at 1.8v I cant find where I can change the ratio for the RAM and FSB. Is it on the same page as the voltage settings?
    Thanks
  21. gamerk316 said:
    Thats what happened on my 790i; my old moniter ran 1280x1024, and ran everything perfectly, and the day i set up my 1980x1200 moniter, i would get random freezes.

    It took me a while to diagnose, but after 3 months I (think) I solved the problem by giving my RAM more voltage and a 1:1 FSB-RAM ratio. No idea why yet though; all I know is its hardware...



    I forgot to ask if you are setting your game to the default native resolution for you monitor display?
  22. B-Unit said:
    Get HWMonitor from www.cpuid.com and see how hot your cards get while playing.



    I wanted to thank you for the download. I found one of my gtx260 cards to be bad.
    I ran each card seperatly and monitored the temps while playing crysis 1st card ran about 76C
    while playing the game at lowered settings. The 2nd card was at 91C on the setup page of crysis.
    I did not even get to play the game yet. I also found using the nvidia control panel, the factory setting of the
    cards for cooling was only set at 40%.
  23. Like I said in 3-rd post, one of the graphic cards is failing. try RMA it if it is within warranty.
  24. tonyz69 said:
    I wish!!!
    Is that what your running crysis at with your system?
    If you are, have you ever had crysis crash?
    Maybe my cards are overheating.
    Just built the rig last month with out upgrading my case.
    Maybe 2 gtx260's still have bugs in their drivers in SLI mode.


    Yeh. I actually have 2x9800GTXs, and I run Crysis maxed out on VH with an average of ~40-45fps.

    So I downloaded the Ultra High graphics mod (which makes the graphics MUCH better) and get an
    average of 35-38fps.

    (With FRAPs, I recorded a minimum of 23 fps, maximum of 60 fps, and an average of 35 fps)

    You should be able to handle Crysis without any problems.
  25. yonef said:
    Like I said in 3-rd post, one of the graphic cards is failing. try RMA it if it is within warranty.


    Yes your right!
    I thought something wasn't right.
    I just bought the card a month ago.
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