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my computer keeps restarting it self when i play gta sa

By pumpaction
Oct 13, 2006
  1. my computer keeps restarting itself when i play gta san andreas and i dont know why its doing it it alwas happens when i get into fights and stuff i trid lowering the resolution and visule effects but nouthing and when its done restarting i get a message that says windows has recoverd from a seirous error and i dont know what happend and i bought my computer a year ago so can somebody help me is ther something i can download to fix this problem this is really getting on my nevers i cant even make it across town plese help me:(
     
  2. Benan

    Benan TS Rookie Posts: 128

    Perhaps its your video drivers?

    What video card do you have?

    if you dont know Start > run > dxdiag > Display tab
     
  3. pumpaction

    pumpaction TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it says i got a nvidia geforce4 mx intergrated gpu
     
  4. Benan

    Benan TS Rookie Posts: 128

    intergrated = bad how many MB is it?
     
  5. pumpaction

    pumpaction TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it says 64.0 mb. and before my computer restarts i allways get a blue screen that says driver_irql_not_less_or_equal
     
  6. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    pumpaction go here http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/referrer/srtest and search GTA:SA and see if your integrated card passes you into the game Failed / Passed feature... if you fail I recommend getting a new card but if you pass then it's probably a internal program error
     
  7. pumpaction

    pumpaction TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks ill try it now
     
  8. lamensterms

    lamensterms TS Rookie Posts: 72

    it could be your ram. you might have a bad stick. a few months ago i was having the same problem while running autoCAD and illustrator. go here www.memtest86.com and download and run memtest. if it comes up that you have a RAM issue, and you have multiple sticks, try removing one at a time and see if your system becomes more stable.

    cheers.
     
  9. pumpaction

    pumpaction TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i'll do it right now
     
  10. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    So pumpaction did the system req. say you failed anything?
     
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