Second Life crashes in Windows

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royeo

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I use Windows XP Pro, SP2.

I have a machine that has an AMD 62 bit dual core, #4200 processor. 3 GB of memory, a 200 GB hard drive and a Phoenix BIOS. Version PG 6.00, date 3/30/06.

I have installed Second Life and set up an account. It seems like the install is successful but after a while, (I mean I am able to move around and explore and do things), it crashes. I start it back up and it goes to the last place and position I was in but immediately crashes. (It doesn't seem to effect Windows or any of my other apps.)

I have uninstalled it and reinstalled it but it must adjust some registry component because it comes right back to the same position and then crashes. I have even reinstalled Windows. The account is already set up so I don't need to do that. The install seems successful but after moving around and doing things it crashes, (at a different spot).

Is there something I should do differently? Is there anything I could try?

Thanks,

royeo
 
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Did you check the system requirements for the Second Life before installing it? Base on Secong Life website the System Recommendations are:

Internet Connection*: Cable or DSL
Computer Processor: 1.6GHz Pentium 4 or Athlon 2000+ or better
Computer Memory: 512MB or better
Video/Graphics Card**:
nVidia GeForce FX 5600, GeForce 6600, or better
OR ATI Radeon 9600, X600, or better

*
Second Life is not compatible with dial-up internet, satellite internet, and some wireless internet services.

**
Second Life may not run on graphics/video cards other than the ones listed above. Unfortunately, if your graphics card includes any of the following words, it's NOT compatible with Second Life:
nVidia cards that report as a RIVA TNT or TNT2
ATI cards that report as RAGE or RAGE PRO
ATI cards that report as RADEON 320M, 340M, 345M, or similar model numbers
Intel
Intel Extreme
3DFX
RIVA
TNT
SiS
S3
S3TC
Savage
Twister
Rage
Kyro
MILENNIA
most cards by MATROX
The following cards have not been tested with Second Life, and compatibility is not certain:
nVidia cards that report as Quadro
ATI cards that report as RADEON IGP or RADEON XPRESS
ATI cards that report as FireGL
ATI cards that report as FireMV
 
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Since XFX Geforce 6800 is not included on the recommended graphics/video card this is maybe the reason your system crashes...I suggest you contact Second Life and inquire if your video card is supported. As I posted above there were no XFX or XFX force video card included for support.
 
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Second life and its client software, although a wonderful idea, is one of the most convoluted and buggy software packages since adobe “anything”. Memory leaks, texture cache corruption and a multitude of other problems arise from trying to keep the SL client stable. Even under the perfect conditions, (all recommended hardware and software) SL appears to crash AT LEAST once every 24 hours in MOST cases. You can install all the latest software updates for your system including DirectX, buy and install the best video card on SL’s compatibility list and you’re still not likely to see much of an improvement.


Linden Labs is going to be overrun by Google or someone else if there not careful.
 
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