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Got a new comp, games won't work...

By xTheOnlyx
Dec 24, 2004
  1. Got a new comp, games won't work... please help

    I recently bought a new computer, has 512 RAM, AMD Anthlon 2500+ (1830 MHz) and a 70 GB Hard drive, video card is an onboard one, an SiS one: Plug and Play Monitor on SiS 650/651/740/661FX/741/760 Series.


    Now here is my problem, I've tried a few games : Alien vs Predator 2, Warcraft 3 the Frozen Throne, and World of Warcraft.

    The games either get an error, or the computer just restarts itself all together without any notification, and I try the game again, few mins into it, happens again... This really frustrates me, I contacted the comps technical support and I haven't got any answer yet, so I'm trying here because this is my bros new comp and I just feel really bad for him right now.

    I need to know what can cause this, can it be the card? I tried to look for updated drivers, but I don't know what model it is and I tried the site and just coundl't figure it out, I also got dirext x9c. Anyways can the restarting and errors be from the video card? Could it be because the drivers arent updated, if there is an update? Can installing a new video card fix this problem? I really need some help guys...Thanks in advance. All suggestions are welcomed.


    Also, now when I try and run World of Warcraft it says:

    This application has encountered a critical error:

    ERROR #0 (0x85100000)
    Program: C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\WoW.exe
    File: C:\build\buildWoW\Storm\Source\SFile.cpp
    Line: 5350
    Expr: block <archiveptr-> header.blockcount.
     
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    Download video drivers here http://www.sis.com/support/
    But onboard video, especially SIS, is useless when it comes to playing games that have come out in the past few years. You need to get a video card. Hopefully your motherboard has an AGP slot. You can get a decent card for about $60.
     
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