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Strange crashes during games

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by WebOskar, Mar 9, 2008.

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  1. WebOskar

    WebOskar Thread Starter

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    Hi!
    I really don't know which forum to post under since the nature of my problem is that I don't know exactly what's wrong.

    I bought a new comuter this fall and from the begining I've been having these major crashes where I'm forced to use the resetbutton to restart the computer. Crashes mostly occur when I'm playing games that utilize 3D-graphics but they also happen when i play ordinary videofiles in WMP.
    I talked to the techsupport provided by my retailer and they told me to return the computer to them for testing. When they returned it they claimed to have run 100 hrs of automatic graphic tests and no crash.
    Whn I talked to them again they suggested that the problem might be that I had dirty electricity so I got me an UPS, but to no avail.

    I am pretty much unable to see what might be causing this problem so any help that I may recive will be most heplful. I have a DXDiag but if you require any more info, please tell me.

    /Oskar
     

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    Most of the basic tests they use don't stress the drivers and hardware enough to cause a failure. I don't think it's a line issue, more likely a computer hardware failure or driver issue.
     
  3. WebOskar

    WebOskar Thread Starter

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    Is there any way I can test what piece of hardware is causing this then?
     
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    Find a guy who can check out your electricity for free/cheap, let him write a report and return to the repair center to show that they didn’t do a good job.
     
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