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Games crashing on my comp

Discussion in 'Games' started by Luke87, Dec 11, 2005.

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  1. Luke87

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    hi everyone,

    whenever i play a game on my computer after a while it crashes saying (gamename).exe has encountered an error and must be closed, i have no idea what this is. I'm not even sure what to check for, or what info to give but basically every game i run crashes after a while. Eq2 can take hours to crash, but as soon as i hit the "stress test" option on countstrike source it does this.

    My video card is nvidia geforce 6600
    2 gigs of ram
    windows xp athlon 3.2

    When it crashed last with EQ2 it said it would include a file frmo my temp folder called 6191appcompat.exe. If thats relevent tell me and ill get more info on it.

    Tell me what info you need i'll check back tomorrow.
     
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  3. Luke87

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    when i install that i uninstall the old driver right?
     
  4. Luke87

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    how do i figure out what chipset driver i need?
     
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    Yes, and you should also use driver cleaner to get any leftovers. http://www.drivercleaner.net/
     
  7. Luke87

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    ok thanks, still not sure what you meant by chipset driver though
     
  8. ohgrant

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    If you can tell me what PC you have I will investigate
     
  9. frankj00

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    I d/l the EVEREST trial and it gives me all the info needed, thanks for that.
    Is replacing the motherboard on my comp as easy as taking out the old one and installing the new one? I need to upgrade from an Intel Celeron CPU 2.4GHz to a Pentium 4 3.2 Processor, then from there I plan on upgrading my memory, and video card. I'm hoping to do all this myself. Save me some dough you know. System Requirements Lab helped out alot!

    Frank :eek:
     
  10. ohgrant

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    You should be able to handle it, Just make sure your grounded so you don't jap nothing and use arctic silver thermal paste for the CPU.
     
  11. Luke87

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    i think its an asus a7 or something

    from cyber power
     
  12. ohgrant

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    I'm afraid that might not be quite enough but I'm thinking you may have a VIA chipset and they don't like any NVIDIA 6 series card. Try changing your AGP rate to 4x in your BIOS, this helped me with my old SIS chipset that had problems with. Download this and let me know if it helps. VIA chipset AGP driver http://www.viaarena.com/default.aspx?PageID=420&OSID=1&CatID=1070
     
  13. Erickat

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    Just a note here, it may not be a video driver problem, it could be a Windows issue. What version of Windows are you running and have you got all the updates relevant to your pc?
     
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