Help with Bioshock

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shadowelf556

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I just bought bioshock and my problem is that when i start playing i get to the first cutscene my computer will just shut off, this also happened in Rollercoaster tycoon 3,

my system is:
Geforce 7950gt 512mb
intel core 2 1.86ghz
EVGA motherboard
250gb harddrive
2gb ddr2 ram


please help. i wanna play this game
 
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before u do anything or ask any questions like this plz install the latest version foreceware driver for your graphic card. http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

looking at ur specs ur comp can handle the game fine. if u look at my specs which are alomost discraceful i can play bioshock and all the latest games no problem.
 

shadowelf556

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okay so i just tried the game, and it gets through part of the cutscene just fine, but when im about to surface my comp shut off
 
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then try the latest beta driver. i still rember the first time i tried bishock, the exact samething happens buts it just a little pass where u surface.
 

shadowelf556

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okay i think my problem is that the ambient temp of my case was too high and my processor fan wasnt ducted to the outside so it was getting air that was wayyy to warm. im going to try the beta driver in a minute.
 

shadowelf556

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okay so im installing the beta driver and i get an error message, this is waht it says:

the software you are installing for this hardware Nvidia GeForce 7950GT
has not passed windows logo testing to verify its compatibility with windows XP

Continuing your installation of this software may impair or destabilize the correct operation of your system either immediatly or in the future. Microsoft strongly reccoments that you stop this installation now and contact the hardware vendor for software that has passed windows logo testing


any ideas on what to do?
 
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Don't worry about that msg, it's more Microsoft babble. Let the driver install, if it fixes the problem great, if not uninstall it if you're worried about it and put the old one back on. Changing drivers around is fairly common. Microsoft certification just means they have tested the driver and have found no problems with it. Non-certified does not mean it will cause your computer any problems.
 
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i would search on google for motherboard monitor...and run that....and then see the temperatures...it does sound like an overheating problem...
 

shadowelf556

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i have finally fixed it. it turns out that the grease between my processor and heat sink got wiped off partially, so i bought more and put it on
and no more problems
 
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ah so it was an over heating problem:) i would install motherboard monitor still just to see if the temps are still ok...cos having too much thermal paste on the cpu can lead to the heat not being transferred well
 
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