Basically Whenever I play both Crysis and FarCry 2 (and currently only these two games) I get about an hour into either game and then they just crash, they will either go black and then take me back to the desktop or freeze up and all I can do is hold the restart button. I've tried so many different ways to fix this, checked temperatures, reinstalled the programs, turned down the graphics, even installed newest drivers but nothing made it stop. Now I'm thinking that McAfee could maybe be the issue? Can anyone help me with this?
- Raidmax Sagitta 2 w/ 3 x 120MM fans
- 700W Rocketfish ATX 12V 2.2 PSU
- Crossfire 2 x ATI XFX HD4850 512MB
- Phenom II x4 940 3.0Ghz w/ Thermaltake SpinQ heatsink
- 8.00GB Corsair DDR2 800
- ASROCK A780GXE/128M Mobo
- 1TB WD Caviar Black 7200rpm 32mb cache.
- 2 x Sony DVD/RW 24X
- Windows Vista 64bit Home Premium
- 1680x1050 Acer P201W monitor
P.S. as far as it goes my setup should play these games on Max grahpics very very smoothly, but I get a quite a bit of lag in both games as well, could this also be McAfee?
With good temps, McAffee off, it happening in two different games, and being an hour or so down the road before it happens, it sorta seems like a memory issue.
Could either be an instability in the memory timings (like OvrClkr alluded too) or even a RAM dimm with a bad spot in it that doesn't always get used. Also, if your CPU is OC'd, it can remain pretty stable and then randomly freeze things up if it isn't truly 100% rock solid stable. It won't always hiccup right away.