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April 18, 2012 10:04:48 PM

Today I was playing torchlight and after about 30-45 minutes, my monitor turned a pale yellow and the audio of the game and the music I was listening would stutter. So I restarted my computer, tried playing the game again, and crashed in less than 5 minutes. The weird thing is, is that it doesn't happen at all on higher fidelity games(Skyrim, Counterstrike: Global Offensive, Metro 2033, even The Witcher 2). I've had this happen in a game called Dungeon Defenders as well a while ago, which isn't a demanding game either. Does anyone have any idea why something like this would happen, because it just seems so strange to me. Also, I am using the latest non-beta Nvidia Drivers. Any answers appreciated.

(Also not sure if this is the right place to ask this :whistle:  )

Specs:
Windows 7 64-bit
GTX 570
intel i7-2600K
8GB ram

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April 19, 2012 12:06:31 AM

what are your Temps?
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April 19, 2012 12:54:39 AM

anonymous1 said:
what are your Temps?


I was just playing counterstrike and my GPU was at ~75, but I don't think that would be the problem because I crashed within 5 minutes of playing Torchlight. All of my temps at idle are 20-30
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April 19, 2012 7:20:17 AM

Can you tell us what kind of video card and PSU you do have?
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April 19, 2012 7:31:40 AM

did you try right clicking on the icon go to properties/compatibility/run this program..... perhaps windows 95 ?


and you may want to run this game with vsync enabled in the video card's control panel.
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April 19, 2012 7:32:31 AM

Sonny73N said:
Can you tell us what kind of video card and PSU you do have?


My video card is Nvidia GTX 570, and my PSU is Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000w
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April 19, 2012 9:42:39 PM

Oddly enough this exact issue is happening for me, for the exact same game and a couple others. I'm using a Nvidia 9800 GT, and the power supply is a Raidmax 530w I believe. I also keep the side panel open so there is plenty of circulation.

I can play my CoD's like MW and BO just fine. For Borderlands, and mainly dungeon defenders, my monitor will suddenly go out and the sound will start to skip like it crashed, sometimes. Other times the sound continues.

It's also pretty random. I can play DD for hours, and nothing happens. But today it happened within about 5 minutes of playing. I restarted the computer, tried again, and crashed even sooner. I just thought it was a bit odd it happened to the same game for both of us, in the same manner.

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April 19, 2012 10:00:50 PM

swifty_morgan said:
did you try right clicking on the icon go to properties/compatibility/run this program..... perhaps windows 95 ?


and you may want to run this game with vsync enabled in the video card's control panel.


I don't know much about compatibility, but Torchlight came out in 2009 and Dungeon Defenders in 2011, so it seems like it would be a bad idea to run in windows 95. I'll try the Vsync later though.
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April 20, 2012 6:39:32 AM

actually i was looking at those games minimum requirements. not exactly "high end" gaming. try it, what do you have to lose ? ( compatibility )
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April 20, 2012 6:05:45 PM

swifty_morgan said:
actually i was looking at those games minimum requirements. not exactly "high end" gaming. try it, what do you have to lose ? ( compatibility )


I have to launch the games through steam, I tried running it in compatibility mode but it wouldn't let me. I made a shortcut outside steam and I get an error saying Method Verify Access Failed.
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April 21, 2012 8:34:16 PM

Torchlight seems to work fine now by enabling Vsync in-game. Thanks everyone for the help.
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April 21, 2012 8:34:29 PM

Best answer selected by Rocksteady0.
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