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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Drimplur, Oct 4, 2006.

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  1. Drimplur

    Drimplur Thread Starter

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    my pc crashes when playing games. initially i thought this was a lot of problems but after resitting all of the pc and removing a faulty stick of ram i am still crashing. i cant properly install the radeon 9250 drivers from the ATI site when i download them and i have re-dloaded them several times to make sure it wasnt the download that was corrupted. for this reason i have no catalyst control cente even tho my dload included it. the pc tends to crash when loading new areas and other load intensive actions. i play no games that need a top end or even mid range pc to operate properly. my hard drive has recently been improved - it was properly cleaned before installing. it may have been in storage for upto a year before i put it in my pc but it was stored properly (in a uv bag in a box in a store room with many others).

    i dont know if the problem is purely down to my graphics not installing properly tho i wonder if this is because my pc isnt saving data correctly.

    games i play: Guild Wars, Anarchy Online (more crashing in GW tho i dunno if that game has installed properly either)

    pc specs: 2100+ athlon processor, 512mb RAM, radeon 9250 gfx card. MOBO that supports all 3. windows xp 32x operating system (copy)

    if anyone has a clue where to help me start that would be brilliant :)
     
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    So have you tested the memory? If not I'd do it, or even do it again to make sure you don't have more memory problems: http://www.memtest.org/

    Also inspect the capacitors on the motherboard, see here for what they look like: http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=195

    Also for the ATI drivers, you have to use version 6.5 or older, the latest no longer support the Radeon 9250 and older cards.
     
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