Direct X games crash open gl games don't


games link AOE 3 and Gta san Andreas crash, but counter Strike source , doom 3, quake 4 and prey don't, i get 80+ fps on them

AOE 3 crash reboots the computer , gta crash gives me a dialog box and never opens

Here is my system

550 w 34 A psu
evga 7900gt
asus p5b-e motherboard + latest bios
ati 550 tv tuner
creative soundblaster audigy 2 zs platinum sound card
2 gigs of DDR2 533

2 SATA hard disks

any ideas
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  1. thanks ,

    the problem was windows update: number KB917422

    if you uninstall it or get the patch it fixes the problem
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