Crysis & Crysis Warhead tend to overclock my hard drive to the point of freezing both screen & HD. It works on HP Presario 700 fair. Tried everything but, it seems that it wants to use the HD to process and not the pagefile, and that, I can't even find in the files. Everything else runs normal. Checked using Performance program. I know Directx10 is a pain but, my diagnosis using DXDiag says that it uses DX11 & I have a large pagefile?
Hid the fxc files for the program so as it could not use them but, again, it still suffers the same fate?
I'm at a dead loss! Looked at forums, and tried a few things.
Anyone out there got any clues?
*I don't understand what your problem is.
Are you saying:
- Performance is very poor?
- Your computer is freezing completely or just stuttering?
- Your hard drive is making noises?
If your SCREEN is freezing then it sounds like you have a hardware issue. It could be:
a) bad RAM, or incorrect timings (run MEMTEST for at least 30 minutes; can use the built-in memory diagnostic tool for Windows)
b) BIOS issue (check for updated BIOS)
c) Hard Drive is dying (would have to CLONE your drive to a different HDD or SDD if so)
I'll try to help, but you need to be a little bit more clear as to the problem. I'm not sure if English is your primary language but I had great difficulty understanding what you were trying to say.
Ok, I do apologize for my absence. My Internet sucks. I'm 150kms north
of Adelaide in the country. Communications suck.
HP Presario Laptop No.1 got it long time ago still works well.
Toshiba Satelite Laptop No.2. got it last xmas.
Crysis works well on No.1 but play stutters.
Crysis works well on No.2 for 10 mins then you can see the light on the hard drive starting to go berserk until the light stays on and everything frerezes. Have to press off button and reboot, whereas the light goes flickering for quite a while before it settles down and performs normally.
If I catch it at the right time, I wait untll it settles then carry on until the next sign.
Else I quit and reload the game to experience it all over again.
I usually play my favourite S.T.A.L.K.E.R.'s with no problems that I can't handle.
You do have all the patches right? I seem to remember it having some large memory leaks.
Also directx 10 mode was horribly buggy. Your HP is probably running it in directx 9 if it's older. Try directx 9 mode on the Toshiba. I even had to use.directx 9 for some sections on a powerful desktop because 10 was just broken.
Right.click shortcut, properties, add -dx9 to the target path. Should look like this. Just with your game folder path.
It' 20:56 Central Australian Daylight Saving time.
Been up all night til early this morning.
Thank you for your reply, got it through my email alert.
Yes, I will try those suggestions, also went to that site and it had good suggestions also.
I was trying to work out how to get the program to work through DX9, your the only one to come up with the answer. Thanks heaps.
I managed to download a program called Aida64. It worked well. It gave me an amazing amount of information. In checking the errors, I noticed that it read that the game was creating a paging operation, causing an error.
Yes, I did try the patches but, it still did the same.
I read through a whole heap of related info on the forum, (reason for the long stint),
which helped me find the above program. I tried out a few suggestions from the answers posted, and got my machine working as it should, (as the result of the game), and decided to put Crysis to bed for a while. But, I have kept all the info for when I try it again soon. I will be better prepared.
Again, thank you very much and I will not forget your kind assistance.
We've all come up with bazzar problems and your answers are invaluable.
Cheers, Lt Priboi.
PS, That program rated my machine in the top 6 of the best.