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May 8, 2009 11:32:36 PM

Hi. i recently downloaded the 64 bit windows 7 rc 7100, and upgraded to that from the windows 7 beta. on the beta i could game fine and never had any crashes. Now that i have windows 7 rc ( with proper drivers, direct x, etc.) EVERY game i play crashes after 5 to 10 minutes. In crysis it just quits. In CoD5 ill be playing and then it freezes and the sky turns black/ white lines/ colors usually come out of the barrel of my gun when its frozen (they done move, it almost looks like my lcd shattered), and everything onscreen looses reflections and becomes bland. In GTA IV is crashes. i can browse the internet fine without issue and the system is stable enough to run for hours. other than gaming the beta is great. I am frustrated and need help thanks. Heres my system if it helps:
i7 920 @ 4GHz w/ TRUE heatsink lga 1366.... yes its stable
GTX 260 OC'd to 750MHz core clock
4GB DDR3 1333mhz
850w thermaltake black widow psu
MSI x58 pro motherboard
---plenty of airflow with nzxt nemesis elite case-----

keep in mind that it is the same overclock as it was in the beta and the beta did not have any issues
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May 12, 2009 2:26:59 PM

Clean installation of RC version of win7 will resolve your problem.
Upgrade from beta to RC is supported but not recomended by microsoft (prolly aplications crashes
after upgrade are the main reason :)  )
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May 13, 2009 12:23:40 AM

huh i did a clean install though all i did was back up my data on my hdd
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May 13, 2009 10:02:38 AM

I have the same problem with my windows 7

Manufacturer Foxconn
Model OEM
Total amount of system memory 4.00 GB RAM
System type 32-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2
64-bit capable Yes

Storage
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Total size of hard disk(s) 447 GB
Disk partition (C:)  109 GB Free (149 GB Total)
Media drive (D:)  CD/DVD
Disk partition (E:)  99 GB Free (298 GB Total)

Graphics
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
Total available graphics memory 1567 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 320 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 1247 MB
Display adapter driver version 8.15.11.8585
Primary monitor resolution 1600x1200
DirectX version DirectX 10

It seems all games crash at random. I have done 3 fresh installs so far! Might end up going back to xp :) 
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May 13, 2009 10:46:40 AM

DX update???, remove and install new driver for gfx card??? all last chipset driver from mobo website? you have all admin right? if game crash after 5-10 min .. have u check your temp? not cause it run fin in beta that it will run fine in RC ...monitor your stock to see if there a prob

i run Win 7 RC1 X64, and run Win 7 beta since almost 6 month . its my main pc and never had problem with game. only Punkbuster made me #$?%#$%#$%# cause they do not support Seven yet ... had to install Vista on another partition to run PB online game ...

EP45-DS3l
Q6600 @ 3.0
6GB OCZ Reaper DDR2-800 ( 2X2GB + 2X1GB)
BFG GTX260 MaxCore OC
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a b $ Windows 7
May 13, 2009 1:42:35 PM

hence why this is a BETA windows and not the final product - its designed to allow hardware manafacturers to get bugs out etc

Reset your overclocks back to stock and run prime95 and atitool for a few hours and see what results you get firstup

As seen previously with different operating systems, one OS might be solid (eg Vista x86) with an overclock yet Vista x64 might not be solid with the same OC
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a b $ Windows 7
May 13, 2009 7:22:24 PM

Whether or not overclock was stable before is irrelevant... a first and necessary troubleshooting step is to revert everything back to stock speed and test. Never make the assumption that an overclock will continue to work regarless of the OS installed.
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July 21, 2009 5:44:24 PM

Actually I don't think it has anything to do with upgrading from one version of Windows 7 to another, because I have only installed Windows 7 EC 7100 onto a brand new rig and it crashes in exactly the same way as the previous people described. System is perfectly stable when browsing the web etc. but games unpredictably crash after perhaps 10 minutes, 30 minutes, sometimes it lasts an hour. It is incredibly frustrating.

My bro installed the latest drivers (MB, Nvidia) onto my PC but it still happens...my computer has a Gigabyte motherboard and a GTX 260, so there shouldn't be any hardware compatibility issues. Anyone got any fresh bright ideas to resolve this?
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August 15, 2009 2:51:50 AM

Hi there!
I have the same problem.. I have just installed new windows 7 Ultimate 2009 full and every 5-10 minets games crashes.(game freeze or i got pink color display) this is in every one game that i play ..)
Prototyp,Crysis,arma 2,gta4,call of duty4 and more... I am frustrated and need help thanks. Heres my system if it helps:


Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
core i7 quad 920 2.67 GHz
6gb RAM DDR3
Asus intel x58 P6T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 black edition
800 gb hardisk western digital
Philips Brilliance 220CW 22
1680x1050
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a b $ Windows 7
August 18, 2009 3:48:31 AM

I have much the same problem with my computer and am at the point that I think the video card is junk, it's a 9800GT, I am wondering if the Nvidea line has the design flaw that the laptops suffered from
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September 2, 2009 7:23:23 PM

Hey dudes!

I have had the exact same problem as most of you. I am running windows 7 build 7100 64-bit on an xfx 780i with xfx gtx 260 black edition. I have had the pink screen problem while i have been gaming for about 5-15 minutes. And there was one thing that never slipped my mind, and that was maybe is the gpu running hot? I have googled gtx 260 temperatures and people have said that 75 Degrees Celcius is no problem, some may run even hotter. And i thought for myself, hey that cant be right. So i googled again to see fi there was a program on how to controll the fan on the gpu.
The most popular one was Riva Tuner wich i dident found that good so i trided to find another program and nvidia had one called Ntune (pretty old program) but it worked under windows 7.
After the installation you can actually change the fan speed % meter from stock (40%, wich get thees pink lockups and hot gpu). I moved it up to 60% and saved myslef from 75-80 degrees to 60-65 max sometimes even lower.
And after this little tweak i can run the hole call of duty 4 demo, fear 2 full game and batman arkham asylum demo in 1920x1080 with everything maxed out with no pink screens lockups.

The gpu gets a little bit nosier, but no bigger problem. I am happy that i now can play games. Have hade the computer for over 2 months and tried everything to get it to work properly.

I thought i share, some of you might be helped.

See ya later, Sweden out : )
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September 3, 2009 10:59:57 PM

Seems to be a theme here with the whole Nvidia hardware thing, but I do notice that it is different cards sooo my guess is that its just a driver issue ?

Don't kill me Nvidia people but I am not having the same problems on my ATI hardware :(  not a troll just that maybe its a driver issue ? This is good news since it can be fixed and I am sure Nvidia will fix really fast (I hear they have way better drivers then ATI does and they fix things faster too)
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September 16, 2009 3:43:41 AM

Actually, I have two Radeon HD 4870 cards in my system, and I get the same problem. Asus M3A79-T mobo with Phenom II proc, Windows 7 RC 1 build 7100. I tried playing Crysis, can get passed the main menu screen, but the game shuts my system down after the first load. I tried playing the new Heroes of Newerth and the system shuts down right away. I managed 40 minutes out of Warhammer. The only things I get to work are Diablo II and Warcraft III.

However, I noticed that when I tried the Windows Experience Index program to "Rate" my computer (pffft, whatever), it runs the DirectX 9 tests no problem, but shuts down right as it starts the DirectX 10 batch assesment test. Could there be some issue with DirectX 10 on Windows 7? Anybody have any ideas/thoughts/similar issues with this?
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September 18, 2009 7:46:49 AM

I have same mother board you have Korvax, a Phenom II 940 b.e. at 3.6ghz and two vision tech 4870's over clocked and have no problems like all are having. The only problem I have noticed is in DOWII in the main menu, it would like viberate the screen, but not in gaming. It no longer does this, so I am not sure what the issue was, but it is now gone and everything works fine. However one really wierd thing is that for months PC probe II was working on all my builds with Windows 7 RC 7100 build, and now just in the last two weeks, it gets a error message and will not allow PCprobe II to work. Anyone else have that problem?
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September 27, 2009 4:38:37 AM

Hey, I recently installed RC 7100 Build on my laptop. I just got NFS Shift and Resident Evil 5 and both crash after about 4-6 minutes. I ran these games on my desktop which has Vista and they work fine. I dont have a clue as to how to fix this problem. Just adding to the number of people who have it. Help would be really great...
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September 27, 2009 2:02:55 PM

I have similar issues and I have fresh install of win7 I tried with my 4890 2gb and had it so I tried 8800gtx on another fresh install and same results, yet I can swap hd's and play the higher end dx10 games on my vista, This pretty much leads to the conclusion that it's a win7 issue with high end games since my basic games have no issue at all. I even tried diff memory (yes meant for board just not high performance)all basic games run just fine I Woner why I bought win7 since I loved my vista anyhow///////addiction to attempted upgrades, BTW I ran fps tests on both vista and win7 with zero zero zero performance gains and in fact on farcry 2 i lost performance, I am sure they will fix it in the next year and hopefully make it better as advertised as at this point it's worse for me and others I have talked to personally
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October 5, 2009 10:32:58 AM

Hey,

I've got a similar problem. When I try to run Crysis, Crysis Warhead and Fallout 3, windows crashes when I try to start a new game (e.g. it passes the menu but no more. I also don't recieve any notification that the program has crashed, it just closes down.).

I have Windows 7 Professional (don't know which build, I'm not at home atm) freshly installed.

My hardware is:

Mobo: Gigabyte ga-p55-ud4
CPU: Intel i5 2,66 GHz
Memory: 4 GB OCZ Platinum 1600 MHz cl7
GFX: Leadtek Winfast GeForce 9800 GTX+ (currently with the drivers win 7 installed automatically, because I've read those will work the best)
HDD: 1 TB Western Digital Caviar Black 7200 rpm

If anyone knows what the problem is about, please do tell!

Cheers from Sweden!
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October 28, 2009 10:42:10 PM

Wow, looks like i'm not the only one with this problem, same thing, upgraded from XP and every single game i play crashes, some to the BSOD, and some with an memory error message, I've had this comp for 3 years without a problem playing games until Win7 Pro was put it.

Cant help wondering if not reformatting the HD and just compartmentalizing the old files has something to do with it? Anyone what to speculate on my outlandish theory?




Specs

> GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35

> Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz

> 8GB G.SKILL DDR2 1066

> EVGA GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3
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October 29, 2009 6:50:45 PM

UPDATE: Well i reinstalled Win7 Pro, this time, clean, formatted the drive it went on and I haven't had a problem yet in my games. But i'm installing all my games, apps, and drivers, one at a time, testing each time i install a new one to see if they have any effect. So far reinstalled by the Nvidia 191.07 driver with out a crash, will continue to install and test. But gotta go to work first!
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a b $ Windows 7
October 29, 2009 9:00:47 PM

Ok there this tool in Windows 7 called Compatibility, is a mode in Windows that lets you run programs written for earlier versions of Windows. Could this solve the gaming nightmares? :heink: 

To start this program

Go to Start

In the search section type: compatibility

Then double click on it

Once program opens up, click Advanced

then untick ‘Apply repairs automatically’

click Next

Select your game/program in the list
(if your game/program not on the list, select ‘Not listed’ and browse for it)

click next

next again

then you can click on

Try recommended setting

Or

Troubleshoot program


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November 3, 2009 7:07:27 PM

I switch from windows 7 beta to RC i have a 8800gts 512 the main games i have noticed it on was crysis wars and fall out 3.
If i turn down the graphics to there lowest setting it fixes the problem. no more freezing. You guys should try this see if it fixes it and let me know.
My gpu runs at 72c i have try with lower clocks and 100% fan speed with no luck. I have also done cpu burn tests, memory test and gpu error test with no problems.
I think its driver related. although the new beta drive from nvidia didnt fix the problem (195.39). Ive heard that older drivers fix the problem also but have not tried it.
I have tried the Compatibility thingy and it did not work ether.
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November 11, 2009 11:21:32 PM

I have a similar issue! Just installed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and not even 5 minutes into the game it crashes. The screen goes black, the audio gets "stuck" and then my monitor goes into power save mode leading me to believe the graphics card ran into an error whether it be the driver or Windows 7. I have to restart every time this occurs. :( 

My Computer Config:

Motherboard: XFX 790i Ultra SLI
Processor: Intel Core2 Extreme QX6950 @ 3.00Ghz Stock Speeds
Memory: 2GB DDR3 @ 1333Mhz
Graphics Cards:
- XFX GeForce 8800GT Alpha Dog Edition - Stock Speeds
- EVGA GeForce 8800GT - Running as second card (SLI) - Stock Speeds
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - Full Version (Installed with fresh format)

All my drivers are current and up to date as well, and haven't had ANY other issues with this setup until trying to run this game.
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a b $ Windows 7
November 13, 2009 7:38:28 AM

I get the exact same problems as a lot of you. I just bought a new comp, Asus M4A78T-E with and AMD PhenomII 4x 945 3.00ghz with 4gb ddr3 RAM. but kept my old gfx card 9800GT. All of this hardware is running at stock.
with that comp also got Windows 7 professional and all my games would crash to black after a random time. Thought it was windows 7. went back to xp and the problem followed me. desperately want to play MW2. Hope some one can find a solution. :S

in the mean time i will try changing my GPU fanspeed.
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a b $ Windows 7
November 16, 2009 8:51:01 AM

Brand new Dell XPS 16 i7 820QM, HD4670 GPU, 4Gb RAM, SSD, Windows 7 Pro pre installed.

Out of the box, and installed Fallout 3.

Screen freezes after 10 to 30 minutes of play. Was wondering if it was to do with the app referencing the DVD drive for data? Is there a way to copy and run the whole game to the hard drive? Not an option during installation.

Will check for updates to Fallout 3, graphics card and will try compatability mode.

Also even at lower resolution and quality the frame rate drops to being very jerky (<6 fps I'd guess) when there's a lot happening on screen

Not impressed :( 
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November 18, 2009 6:59:45 AM

Hi all,

I've run the Windows 7 64bit ultimate RTM now for 2 months (msdn subscription...), and I am having these exact same problems... I did a clean install of win7 ultimate on a formatted HD.

Just about every game is just freezing in random times, COD 4, COD 6, Crysis, etc. Sound goes to a loop, screen either goes out of sync or it goes to a stripe pattern.

My pc:
Intel i7 920 cpu
Ati HD4800 series
Asus P6T motherboard
Team combo SSD HD
6gb memory

I've applied all latest drivers, including the display drivers released yesterday to ATI website, still no problem. I've done MEM test, no problems. I've been monitoring CPU temps and it always stays between 47 and 60C.

On normal use the computer is very fast and extremely stable, I haven't been able to get it to crash after hours of CS4 working...

Looking at the previous posts I am getting very convinsed this is not a hardware related problem after all as the HW described the other users is very versatile...


***EDIT***

I was able to run Civilations 4 on the computer without any problems...
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November 19, 2009 2:09:03 PM

hello i1m running win 7 64 bit with 9800gx2 video card,8600cpu,etc i dont have crash issues in crysis the only problem i have is mouse issues which i finally fixed by using the direct x 9 link when you right click int the game tab for some reason win 7 is not direct x 10 friendly
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November 23, 2009 11:16:22 PM

Ive been having the same problem everyone else has. This isnt a fix, but I was able to pinpoint my problem. Try downloading this GPU stress test.

http://www.ocbase.com/perestroika_en/index.php?Download

Make sure you use the error checking feature and go through all 8 tests. I'll be RMAing my card tomorrow morning.
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December 1, 2009 7:34:51 AM

xxspark89xx said:
I have a similar issue! Just installed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and not even 5 minutes into the game it crashes. The screen goes black, the audio gets "stuck" and then my monitor goes into power save mode leading me to believe the graphics card ran into an error whether it be the driver or Windows 7. I have to restart every time this occurs. :( 

My Computer Config:

Motherboard: XFX 790i Ultra SLI
Processor: Intel Core2 Extreme QX6950 @ 3.00Ghz Stock Speeds
Memory: 2GB DDR3 @ 1333Mhz
Graphics Cards:
- XFX GeForce 8800GT Alpha Dog Edition - Stock Speeds
- EVGA GeForce 8800GT - Running as second card (SLI) - Stock Speeds
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - Full Version (Installed with fresh format)

All my drivers are current and up to date as well, and haven't had ANY other issues with this setup until trying to run this game.


I read somewhere that the culprit might be Win 7's UAC. Turning that off might solve the problem. I couldn't test it yet because I don't have access to my computer right now.
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December 9, 2009 7:35:47 AM

I have been working on this issue for ever as well. I have an amazing system and mine still does the same thing. I found out that the fan on the 260 gtx is set as a default to only spin at 40%. If you go to guru3d.com and download rivatuner you can change the percentage of the fan speed to somewhere in the 85'ish range and it will do 9's in the quarter mile. Hope this helps.

P.S. I believe that program will tell you the temp before you change it as well so you can see how toasty it has been getting.. I suggest subjecting it to a massive beating and letting it lock up.. then immediately go into Rivatuner after it restarts and check. .I bet that puppy is up in the 70's.
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a b $ Windows 7
December 16, 2009 8:53:10 AM

Hi Guys,
I have the same problem but when you play your games at 1024 by 768. You don't have crashes.
But this isn't the fix you want.
But is it a windows 7 problem or a driver problem.
I have a MSI 260 gtx
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a b $ Windows 7
December 17, 2009 4:12:20 PM

Reinstall windows, make sure there are no errors during installation, download direct x web installer, and current drivers for your hardware including chipset.
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Anonymous
a b $ Windows 7
December 18, 2009 6:06:00 AM

been there done that,

Clean installation, upgrade installation. Drivers from the msi website, nvidia driver, nvidia beta drivers, windows standard driver. Direct x 10 direct x 11. No overheating.
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December 25, 2009 1:15:22 AM

Hmm,

the plot thikcens. I have been franticly trying to get the system to work, and I've been through GPU and CPU temperatures, testing the Power supply voltages, drivers after drivers and nothing seems to do the trick.

Now I put a second hard drive, installed WinXP 32, and even that it is slightly more stable, it does the exact same thing as Windows 7 64bit.

I'm really starting to suspect a hardware problem with my Display adapter, but how do you convince others there is a problem when you can play for a while before evertyhing crashes, and the problem only presents itself during games...

Note, GTA IV unstable as well...
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December 29, 2009 10:35:20 AM

I think i have fixed the problem but i have fixed in to ways.
1
When i use my old 9800 gtx card i dont have crashes.
A 9800 is a directx 9c card when is use a HD5870 i dont have crashes thats a directx11 card.
When i use my 260 gtx thats a direct x 10 card i have crashes on the high graphic details in games.
I think the problem is direct x 10 cards.

2
After i did a clean install windows 7 64x ultimate and i installed a old directx 9 game (swat 4) i could play call of duty modern warfare 2 on the highest resolution.
But when i go to de advanced video menu and put Anti-Aliasing on 4x it crashes in the game or my Screen refresh rate higher then my monitor hardware setting for me is it in the nividia menu 60hz en in call of duty i could set it on 75hz it crashes in the game.
Its still not working with the settings i want but i can play my games (dirt 2, Call of duty 4, Call of duty 6, Fall out 3, need for speed shift) with out crashes.
Now we must wait till the moment that Microsoft build a fix or nvidia and ati build a new driver.
But i think its a microsoft problem.
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December 31, 2009 6:38:19 AM

I have the same problem as well. My specs are about the same as Dr Pain's but I know my hardware is good. This same rig was running Vista 32 bit with the same games with no problem but as soon as I wiped and installed Windows 7 64, I started experiencing the crashing.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 20, 2010 1:39:41 PM

Same problem her, but only in Windows 7,

My config:

Core i7920 OC 4GHZ, Tuniq Extrem Tower 120 (stable and fresh, 65°C)
6GB DDR3 Kingston HyperX-T1 2000MHZ
2TB Hitachi Deskstar 7200RPM
Nvidia GTX 275 OC 720 Core Clock
OCZ 600W ModxStream Pro
CM Storm Sniper Case
8X LG BlueRay Writer/Reader
AverMedia TvTuner

Everything works fine until i want to play a new game (old games runs fine), but new games COD4, The witcher, SWTFU, BatmanAA, etc, crash after 5 - 10 minutes of playing.

I hate this, any solutions?
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January 20, 2010 9:55:10 PM

Hello people,

I too have the same problem. And they're different with each game and even programs. Usually i get the message that "****.exe has stopped working" (GTAIV, MW2, Dragon age origins (which i can actually play for a long time before it crashes usually), other random programs like Traktor).

I also get the following thing in Battlefield 1942, black screen in main menu (only hear the music).

Another thing i had, and which i'd like to make a remark of, is the fact that i had to do a system recovery cause of a problem with a program i installed (no similar problems after i did this like a month ago)

The final thing i get is memory dumps, but they only occurred after long times of playing. (happened to me maybe 3 times in a month)

It's frustrating to the bone, and i don't know who to blame... I think it's Windows 7 itself, but it could be my 260gtx as well (since i've seen that one being posted in this topic quite often)... Im practically sure it isn't a hard drive problem.

I really hope you guys can't find a solution to this problem or atleast find the cause of it... I've checked many forums but no one seems to have the real answer, nor does anyone know where the actual cause lies...

My system specs are:

- Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
- Gigabyte EP43T-UD3L
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 896,00 MB (939.524.096 bytes)
- Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz, 2667 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s) (53 degrees celcius)
- 2x 4 GB DDR3-1600 Kit (4096 MB)
- 1TB 7200RPM Western Digital
- Coolermaster Silent Pro M 600W (600 Watt) TN6M50


No clocking
Every temperature below 53 degrees celcius (most around 35 degrees celcius)
Have had a blue screen before (as stated above)


Once again, it's extremely frustrating since the only games i can play properly are Dragon age and Warcraft III-TFT... I really hope you can provide me with the answer!

Best regards,

Slickzor

*small update: I don't have any blackscreen in BF1942 now... But i get the "****.exe has stopped working" error again
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January 21, 2010 4:58:42 PM

i ve also got the same issue with windows 7 ultimate x64 retail (dutch)
but this issue also exists with battlefield 2 v1.1(that game is so old that most of you dont even know it anymore)
i think i am going back to the good old xp :D 

well this is my rig
mobo asrock p55 deluxe
gpu asus engtx275
primary hdd intel 80gb g2 ssd
cpu intel core i7 860
power nexus 850 watt
case zalman gs1000
ram ocz ddr3 1600

kind regards
wouter wellen
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a b $ Windows 7
January 22, 2010 9:19:50 PM

You've downloaded all patches and updates for Battlefield 2? All your drivers and BIOS is up to date?

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January 25, 2010 7:47:07 PM

For me everything is up to date. Still the problems persist, getting quite desperate here :( 
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January 31, 2010 6:51:35 PM

Hey everyone,
For 3 weeks, since I upgraded my cpu, mobo and ram and installed windows 7, i have been trying to figure out why my games are crashing after 5 mins. I've been all over the forums and I've seen a lot of people with the exact same problem but never an answer.
I have finally found the problem (for me anyway). My GPU is overheating. I figure that windows 7 is interrupting when the gpu gets to a certain temp.
I used rivatuner to crank the gpu fan and no more crashing. I'm going out tomorrow to buy more cooling stuff. Hope this helps.

Windows 7 x64 Pro
Core 2 Duo E8400 3.3ghz
4gb OCZ Fatal1ty PC8500
Asus P5N-T Deluxe
EVGA 9800gtx
Ultra 750w ps

*After posting this i realized i still have a game crashing on me, sorry.
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January 31, 2010 6:55:05 PM

@Plazer, up to what temperature did your GPU go? I think mine went to 55 degrees celcius which shouldn't be too much trouble. Think i'm going to crank up the fan as well then, it's such a bloody pain that my games keep crashing and i have no idea why.

I've already got a big ass cooler and it seems nothing is overheating, but i'd like to know how hot your GPU gets after you've cranked up the fan speed. Could you tell me a bit more about that? Would greatly appreciate it :) 
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February 1, 2010 2:12:38 AM

Turns out one of my games is still crashing (arma 2), sorry if i got anyone excited, my other older game seems to be running though (joint operations; typhoon rising). So the temp might not be the root of the problem after all. playing arma 2 i got up to 71 Celsius without cranking the fan before it crashed. then i cranked the fan and it got to 65 and crashed. If you have a big ass cooler then I'm probably wrong about the temperature being the problem. damn it. this is driving me nuts.
I ran memtest and BurnInTest and everything is stable. however i monitored the temp when I ran BurnInTest and found it didn't really push the card. It only raised to temp 2degrees Celsius.
do you know of something i can run to really push my card that isnt a game? I want to see what happens when i get the temperature up doing something other than playing a game.

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February 1, 2010 2:47:44 PM

Omg plazer, i actually think u are right by kicking the fan up... I had Speedfan in the background while i was trying to play MW2, what happened is it shut down and an icon of fire appeared in speedfan with my GPU which had gone from 49 degrees celcius to 57 degrees in just a minute... I'm going to speed up the thing drastically to get rid of that problem. If that works i owe u huge gratitude :) 

Edit: Why i think this is the problem is because Windows 7 or the video driver might just have some sort of temperature limit build in for GPU's ... That when it comes to a certain amount of heat generated, it just shuts down the app... I think that if the temperature keeps rising even after I kicked up the fan i'm going to have to buy a big ass cooler for the GPU.. I actually said i had a big cooler but that was my CPU and not my GPU (bit tired when i read it i guess ;) ) .. I'm taking this answer and check out if it's actually the problem. If so, i'll post what i did here...

Other suggestions still welcome though! ;) 

Edit 2: I've tried to boost my GPU speeds, actually worked since it was only at 25%... But no difference whatsoever... Same crashes... This is the error report that MW2 gave me, maybe someone can do something with it:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: iw4sp.exe
Application Version: 0.0.0.0
Application Timestamp: 4af4bdcc
Fault Module Name: iw4sp.exe
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 4af4bdcc
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 0015761e
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1043
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
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I'm going mental here trying to figure out what the problem is... I personally still blame windows 7 64 bit ultra myself... :pfff: 
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February 1, 2010 9:51:12 PM

same misfortune here....game crashes after 5-10 min... even with good old xp! I don't know what to do anymore, think I've tried everything: rising the fan speed, installing newest drivers, win7 64bit, vista 32bit , testing hardware... ant everything works fine, till I start the game....maybe I sould try linux, if that doesn't help I'll buy ati
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February 1, 2010 11:57:33 PM

I can't believe it... I just played arma 2 for 2 hours with no crashes.

I took the side panel off and cranked the gpu fan to 95% with rivatuner. I ran the temp monitor in the background, it got to a max of 49 degrees Celsius. Something (either the nvidia driver or windows 7) is definitely shutting down games when the gpu gets too hot. I'm not sure what temperature is the limit, but so far my games run with no problems at 49 degree celsius.

Try getting the gpu temp down under 50 while playing and post if it works.


*Update: I installed another fan and a blower and closed up my case. I was running arma 2 with my gpu temp hitting a max or 51 degrees Celsius. I didn't play too long but I didn't have any crashes. I hope to give it a really good workout tonight. I will let you know if it works.
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February 3, 2010 10:57:02 AM

Actually i still have MW2 that crashes, but i can play Mass Effect 2 without a single problem... It's just so extremely weird..

I'd like to hear what happened eventually plazer, i didn't have any luck so far with the cranking up of the fan speed... It's 200% faster than it did, and the temp is at max 47 degrees celcius. Hope you finally found the fix, then i'm going to try and crank it up even more to get it done.
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