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Game Crash New Graphics card

By TopMan4
Oct 14, 2007
  1. Hey. Sorry if this is posted in the wrong place but I NEED HELP!

    I recently installed 8800 GTS and the comp is crashing when i play a 3d game. Always about 20 mins in stranglehold and a little longer for Far Cry forcing manual reboot (no alt ctrl del stuff). Rivatuner says the card is well within temp ranges (71 degrees during stranglehold). I installed the newest drivers, ive fiddled with the virtual mem but to no help. Any ideas guys??

    XP SP2
    CPU - Athlon64 X2 3800+
    MthBoard - ECS C51G-M
    Ram - 2gb DDR2
    Gfx - Nvidia 8800GTS (320mb)
    Sound - M-Audio Delta 1010LT
    PSU - Xilence Power 600w
    Hdd - 500gb Seagate SATA

    cheers
     
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Did you remove the driver and software for your old card before installing your new one?
     
  3. TopMan4

    TopMan4 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah, Def removed driver for onboard card not so sure about software tho will give it a try and get back to you
     
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Ok, also, make sure all your mobo shipset drivers are up to date,
     
  5. TopMan4

    TopMan4 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Gettin weird.
    Removed all video drivers and software, reinstalled and tried again...same prob.
    As always hunting for the newest mobo drivers a mission (ECS no longer support etc.) so i managed to find some updates through driver magician but not sure if they are the best (downloaded files "9.53 nforce 680i winxp..." and "nforce 5.11 winxp..." - CPUZ says my southbridge is an nforce 410/430 MCP are these the right ones?). I installed these anyway with no change.
    I Then took out 1 stick of ram and the game opened but it wouldnt load my save (load screen opens then a black screen like its trying to initialize the video but never gets there). Swapped the ram over and the same thing happened but an error came up saying "rendering thread exception: general protection fault history:address 0xb6c622 (filename not found)".
    I put the ram back and i get the original prob again.
    Is it worth me installing windows on another partition to see if its a malware thing?
     
  6. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Maniac Posts: 518

    Just make sure on mobo drivers and dx drivers and forceware latest. Try using Driver Cleaner Pro, reboot then install Catalyst , see how that goes.
     
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