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Diablo 3 crashing on alienware m18x

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June 7, 2012 4:51:10 AM

My alienware m18x:
i7-2829QM CPU
2 460M video cards
16 GB ram
windows 7 64 bit
is currently having problems running Diablo 3. the game crashes after an hour some times or it takes 2 hours to crash. my GPU temperatures reach an average of 85C and my CPU reaches about 160F (whatever the conversion is).
Could it be due to overheating and if it is whats a good way to solve the problem?
i have only had this problem with diablo 3 recently.
a c 244 D Laptop
June 7, 2012 10:00:16 AM

Does it give you any errors after the crash ? (such as "Nvidia driver has stopped working and has recovered")
June 7, 2012 12:33:27 PM

it did that about 1 out of 10 times
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June 7, 2012 1:12:40 PM

Can you disable one of the 460m? It could be a problem with the multi-GPU setup, SLI. Try running a single card and see if that helps. One 460m should be more than enough to crank out D3 at max or near max.

June 7, 2012 3:46:57 PM

I've heard this has been a problem. Have you checked to see if your video cards needed an update? While I didn't have the same specs I had the same problem and this fixed it for me.
June 7, 2012 6:10:04 PM

what about the temperature though could that be a problem i just blew some dust out of my fans that should help. im reinstalling the drivers atm
June 7, 2012 6:34:02 PM

In some cases, the temperature might be too high, if the computer crashes completely. Try the newest beta drivers if the newest production ones don't fix the problem.
a c 244 D Laptop
June 8, 2012 7:59:13 AM

Your GPU temp looks fine to me.
Do you only have this problem in D3 or other games too ?
a b D Laptop
June 8, 2012 8:20:17 AM

if its just a game crash, it may be a software related issue or sli related issue. if the computer shuts down, then its a temperature issue(computers are usually set to either automatically shut down at around 100-105 celcius or have it deactivated, laptops usually have this on)
June 9, 2012 3:06:50 AM

i blew out the dust on the output vents and reinstalled my drivers now i never reach above 70C. fixed the problem
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