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Computer crashes while playing DVD based games, help

By Akamashi
Feb 13, 2008
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  1. I just built a new computer and I am running into some problems. When I play WOW and the UT3 demo at full specs I have no problems. But when I try to play World in Conflict or The Witcher (both requiring the dvd to play) my computer crashes after a few minutes of play. The only common factor in the two games is the dvd drive but I've use two different drives (one SATA one IDE) and gotten the same result.

    Anyone have an idea what it might be?
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Duplicate post
  3. Akamashi

    Akamashi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Just trying to reach more people. I'm kinda lost right now and don't really know where to begin.
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Those games don't run off the DVD, they only check if the original disc is in the drive, so their copy protection could be that...

    However, World in Conflict uses SecuROM 7 and The Witcher uses Tages, so even that's not the common denominator.

    Do you see anything in Event Viewer related to the crashes?
  5. Akamashi

    Akamashi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Nothing about the crashes. It's kinda an old hard drive. My friend thinks it might have something to do with the cache. I'm kinda new to this so...I don't know.
  6. Akamashi

    Akamashi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Just to make things a little more helpful, this is what's in my computer:

    AMD 9600 Phenom black edition
    4g (2x2g) ram
    Radeon 3870
    700w power supply
    Vista Ultima 64
    GIGABYTE GA-MA790FX-DS5 AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX Ultra Durable II AMD Motherboard
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