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Game freezes and artifacts screen after 5 minutes

Discussion in 'Games' started by Datadog, Oct 17, 2008.

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  1. Datadog

    Datadog Thread Starter

    Oct 17, 2008
    I just got "Mass Effect" but I can't get through more than five minutes of gameplay before the screen gets covered in garbage and it freezes, needing to be restarted - even on the lowest settings. I'm running it on an nVidia GeForce 8800 GT with all the most recent updates.

    According to the Mass Effect summary, my computer's clock speed is 2412 MHz. To my understanding, my card is overheating and I need to underclock my computer to get it working right. However, I don't know what settings to use in the BIOS and messing around with ATITools just crashes my computer even more.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU
    Q6600 @ 2.40 GHz
    1.80 GHz, 3.25 GB of Ram
    Windows XP
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