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A couple game problems that might be related.

Discussion in 'Games' started by Diego Wolfwood, Apr 15, 2008.

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  1. Diego Wolfwood

    Diego Wolfwood Thread Starter

    Mar 31, 2008
    First of all is the glitchy crash problem. It doesn't happen all the time, and it only seems to happen when I play Oblivion for an extended period of time, but it continues to happen afterwards for awhile. Basically the computer just freezes, and a pixelated dots appear on the screen. After a restart, it will continue to crash this way, sometimes before I even get it all the way booted. It only goes away If I leave the computer off for awhile. I suspect this problem to simply be a failing part or failing connection, and somehow Oblivion triggers it.

    Second problem has to do with starting up Second Life. The reason I believe the problems may be related is because this one started right after the glitchy crash problem. I have been playing SL for two weeks before hand with no issue. I double click the shortcut and it shows the "Loading OnRez" box. Sometimes it will give me a crash report and show me "Loading Second Life" This is as far as it gets. I can't even get to the sign in screen.

    I have tried many things, none of them working. I tried restarting. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling OnRez. I even downloaded and installed the default SL client and it did the same thing. I'm at a loss. Can anyone help me with this problem?
  2. Tanis


    May 29, 2006
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    My initial thoughts when you speak about your Oblivion problems would be heat (people are going to think I have an obsession with heat soon haha). The reason would be because the system and components heat up more under load, after a time something may be becoming too hot which causes the crash. The problem persists if immediately restart because the failing component hasn't had time to cool, leaving it for a time and the problem goes away (as you said) would be because that problem part has cooled enough to be within an acceptable temperature level.

    Do you run any temperature monitoring software such as SpeedFan? If not, give it a try and see what temperatures are reported by various components. Also, open up the case and check for dust buildups etc, while you are in there reseat your cards as they can become loose over time.

    What are you full system specs?
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