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July 24, 2003 9:51:13 PM

Been playing with the new computer and now when a game is played, the game ends and goes back to the desktop. What gives?


abit IS7
P4 2.8c, 800mhz
ati radeon 9600 pro
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Nick

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July 24, 2003 9:58:57 PM

This problem is...not descriptive. How about starting with if it's all of your games, just one (if so which one), or some other combination. Also, do you get any error codes, dialogue boxes, or just your normal desktop?

As a few general rules,
A.) Make sure you have the latest drivers for your sound and video cards
B.) Make sure you have Directx 9.0a installed (or if you feel like playing with beta software, 9.0b -- you can d/l it from windows update i believe)


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July 24, 2003 9:59:26 PM

Probably a driver problem (video or sound) or maybe you´re running too tightly on the memory timings. What video-driver are you on, and what´s your memory timings? I assume you havn´t overclocked it yet?

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July 24, 2003 10:14:14 PM

That's what we call a program crash. It happens when you've either overclocked too far, your memory is being pushed too hard, or your power supply insn't providing stable/correct voltage.

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July 25, 2003 12:10:51 AM

Sounds like the ole cheap PSU again.
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July 25, 2003 12:25:07 AM

Yes it does.

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July 25, 2003 12:43:05 AM

Looks like we nailed that right on the ole head.
July 25, 2003 10:18:24 AM

The power supply unit is the Fortron that Crashman i read recommended. How do I tell if its it?
July 25, 2003 2:40:52 PM

Could simply be a bad game, or a possibly a console port. Console ports like Splinter Cell, GTA3, or Midnight Run can cause all kind of strange problems. What game is it?

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July 25, 2003 10:31:59 PM

What memory are you running? Have you tried higher Cas Latency settings? Are you using the "game accelerator" in BIOS? Have you tried that at it's slowest setting?

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July 25, 2003 10:43:49 PM

In those 800fsb machines, slowing down the ram is a good idea for it take a good set of ram chips to properly do that.

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