Half Life 2 and a few other name games Crash during play

By 1337Dude
Dec 29, 2004
  1. Specs
    2.0 GHz AMD Athlon XP
    512 DDR PC2700 RAM (Ordered 2 sticks of 512 PC3200 RAM off Newegg to Upgrade My RAM)
    Geforce 6800 (Unlocked Pipelines)
    Windows XP

    This is a very serious problem and its getting on my nerves. This started happening after I got my videocard and then I formatted my one and only C: harddrive.

    I upgraded from a Radeon 9600, and I reformatted after I got my new videocard for a clean start. None of my PC parts are overclocked. The only adjustment made is to my videocard, which I unlocked 4 pipelines (12 to 16). But with them unlocked or without them unlocked, the problem persists. The problem also exists for every driver I tryed.

    It can't be the power supply because It's a complete new 350 W with everything correctly plugged in. I even reconfigured it twice. And Yes, this power supply is good enough to support my card and peripherals.

    Here are games i've discovered not to work and restart a minute into play or restart as soon as it starts:

    Thief : Deadly Shadows (Rarely)
    Metal Of Honor : Pacific Assault (Uncommonly)
    Half Life 2 And Other Source Based Games (Counter Strike Source restarts, but its not as common as it is for the others).

    Here are Games I played lately that run fine and don't restart :

    Farcry "The Project" Demo
    Doom 3
    Splinter Cell : Pandora Tomorrow

    I don't know whats causing this problem, it would help enough if someone identified it atleast so I could solve it myself.

    This is a very serious problem and its extremely frustrating. I really want to play Half Life 2 and Counter Strike!
  2. Steve-0

    Steve-0 TS Rookie

    HL2 crash

    I had the same problem with my 6800 ulta oc. I went to scan computers (they make the cobra sli) I was told to turn down the core speed. I used power strip and brought the speed down to 412 when it was set at 425. I also droped the memory speed so they were at the same level. This worked for me and the game is still quick. Hope this works for u.
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