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crashing with almost any game now

By derrekeva ยท 4 replies
Sep 14, 2007
  1. Slowly over the last month, ive been having more crashes with World of warcraft, everquest 2, bioshock.....usually in the first 2-3 minutes of play. the computer usually restarts itself. The event window gives me info like "faulting application bioshock exe" or hanging application. its made all my games unplayable.

    I m running windows xp home, ati x1950 video card, m2n-sli deluxe mobo, 2 gb corsair memory(2- 1gb sticks), broadband internet, soundblaster xfi, amd dual core processor .

    Ive already downloaded all the latest drivers for mobo,sound,video card and updated windows.just keeps getting worse

  2. samjohnson

    samjohnson TS Maniac Posts: 232

    Could be that your power supply is going maybe. What kind and wattage do you have?
  3. derrekeva

    derrekeva TS Rookie Topic Starter

    650 watt bfg i think is the brand i got from best buy
  4. samjohnson

    samjohnson TS Maniac Posts: 232

    If you have anyway to test your PSU that would be a good start. Or if you have another one that you know works you could put that in and see if your games stop crashing. Does your computer crash when doing anything else though.
  5. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,839   +193

    Do this to test your system out...

    Create a Power User Account - Call it My Games
    Load min applications
    Disable the Anti-V and anything else that's running in the system tray that can be disable.
    You should be able to access this game under that account. If not you could try to install it from this account to see if the problem is gone.

    Your profile that you use to login with the account right now might have go corrupted when this game loads or something is wrong with the game.

    PSU if you leave your system on all day and night and if it reboots then you got a problem with the PSU. But that might not be your problem?
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