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Game won't run

By koshi832
Feb 10, 2009
  1. I just purchased a new PC for my son to play games on, and it has all the new drives, direct x, etc. For some reason, though, when he play say Lego Star Wars the game begins to pixilate, freeze, or crash after about 5 minutes of play. Can anyone help? The system is below- thanks


    OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name LIAM-C20C6888E1
    System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    System Model GA-MA74GM-S2
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor x86 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~2705 Mhz
    BIOS Version/Date Award Software International, Inc. F3, 12/31/2008
    SMBIOS Version 2.4
    Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
    System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
    User Name LIAM-C20C6888E1\Liam
    Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
    Total Physical Memory 2,048.00 MB
    Available Physical Memory 1.62 GB
    Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
    Page File Space 3.84 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys
     
  2. TheConqueror

    TheConqueror TS Rookie Posts: 19

    what graphics card is installed All games have a minimum requirement. Also have you tried reinstalling it

    to see if this solves the problem after uninstalling clean the registry and one other thing check the

    website all games have theyre own website for any available patches let me know if this helps. please

    post Graphic card specs as well
     
  3. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Posts: 606

    Ok that's ok for what you gave as information but what graphic is installed on the PC?
     
  4. koshi832

    koshi832 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    I checked game req before purchasing as it's his favorite game...the game runs perfect on my PC. The other specs are below. Thanks

    PCI bus OK
    PCI bus OK
    PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge OK
    NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS OK
    PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge OK
    NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS OK
    NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS OK
    PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge OK
    PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge OK
    Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC OK Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC OK
    AMD SATA Controller(Native IDE Mode) OK
    Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller OK
    Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller OK
    PCI Class USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller OK
    Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller OK
    Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller OK
    PCI Class USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller OK
    Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio OK
     
  5. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Posts: 606

    Sometimes game requirements are not completely true and the card mentioned on the requirements are little below then you will need to higher card to play well. Give me the exact trademark and model of your Graphic card.
     
  6. koshi832

    koshi832 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    Evga geforce 8400gs 512mb pci-e
     
  7. TheConqueror

    TheConqueror TS Rookie Posts: 19

    that should be enough to run lego star wars if at reduced quality that doesnt explain why it is freezing or

    pixelating does it only do this when running the game? does the system shut down when it does? did

    you try reinstalling it to rule out that possibility? have you checked a game update? also one other

    thing you can try is to run dxdiag from the run menu as this will test any and all video issues regarding

    your Graphics card and your current version of Direct X. let me know if this helps XD
     
  8. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Posts: 606

    This card should play the game. Do you have all latest drivers for your PC?

    Also do you get the same problem with other games?
     
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