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Far cry 2 crashes to desktop

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November 2, 2009 11:55:39 AM

wassup peeps, i just installed far cry 2 onto my pc, after 30 mins of playing it carshes to desktop without any errors poping up which is freaky!!!! heres my specs: cpu: core2quad q9300 2.5ghz Gpu: ati 4870 512mb Ram: 4gb ddr3 OS: Vista ultimate 64bit edition

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November 2, 2009 11:59:05 AM

thegunners said:
wassup peeps, i just installed far cry 2 onto my pc, after 30 mins of playing it carshes to desktop without any errors poping up which is freaky!!!! heres my specs: cpu: core2quad q9300 2.5ghz Gpu: ati 4870 512mb Ram: 4gb ddr3 OS: Vista ultimate 64bit edition


are you overclocking any? what are your temps like? how is the ventilation inside of your case/ do you have case fans? are you running stock heatsink on your processor or an aftermarket one?

you should check your video card temps with gpu-z..
November 2, 2009 12:04:09 PM

thanx for replying quite soon, i have a nzxt tempest case,6fans!!!

CPU temps from the four cores are: 58,61,59,61 when playing far cry 2(CPU IS NOT OVERCLOCKED),iam using stcok cooler

GPU temps are: 58c when playing far cry 2 (NOT OVERCLOCKED)
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November 2, 2009 5:56:18 PM

what motherboard and psu do you have?
November 2, 2009 8:20:38 PM

i have a asus p5qc motherboard, i dont know exactly what brand psu i have but it is a 950 watt power supply
November 2, 2009 9:06:50 PM

This is a known problem for Far Cry 2. The solution seems to be switch to directx 9.
November 2, 2009 9:21:22 PM

Somehow I feel that FarCry2 is harder on video cards than Crysis. You also only have a card with 512 video memory so you'll have to turn down your settings, not only in the CCC but in the game itself. Also manually set your fan speed to 37% in the over drive section of the CCC. This will help keep the card running a constant temperature vs waiting for the card to hit 75c before the fan spins up.
November 2, 2009 9:40:45 PM

update your video drivers and the direct x. get rivatunner for the video card for controlling the speed of the fan, for cooling purpose. I had the same issues. oh and get the patch for far cry 2. known bug in just the dvd. bad programming hence the patch, fix afterwards.
November 2, 2009 10:24:21 PM

The game does an auto update when it starts, provided it's the machine is hooked to the net. And you can't run the game after first install until it's hooked to the net.
November 4, 2009 6:13:22 PM

guys, thanx for the comments but my settings on far cry 2 are all maxed out with dx10 switched on and i am running the game at 70-60 fps, also my graphics card is not hot at all at reaches 59 degress when at full load!!!!!

i am probly thinkin the problem is that far cry 2 may need to be patched up, as other people have been having this issue as well.
February 18, 2012 11:26:37 PM

I just did a rebuild and noticed that the game crashes every few hours of playing (learned to save about every 6 min). I have a BIOSTAR TA990FXE motherboard with an AMD-FX-6100 CPU (3.3Ghz), DirectX 11, AMD Radeon 6850 (version 8.850.0.0) GPU, and 8 GB RAM and case temperature never gets above 85 degrees F.
June 27, 2012 8:20:12 PM

I`ve got the same isue with an i7-960 on Sabertooth x58, 2 Radeon 6850an 16 GB Ram.
Using DX 9 setting and DX 10/11.
PSU with 750 W

And all hours the game crashes btd...
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