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HexLorD

ET Crash to Blue Screen

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Hey guys, new to the forums, I've been trying to get back into ET but when I play ET for more than 15 minutes, it crashes randomly to the Blue Screen where the computer had to shut down to prevent damage or loss or data, I hope you understand which one.

 

Now, I never have this problem with other games like Dead Island, Starcraft 2 or Deus Ex 3, it's only happening to ET.

 

I've tried reinstalling, changing graphics and resolution but it isn't working.

 

Please help.

 

Thanks.

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Here's my spec.

 

Intel Core i3 CPU @ 3.07GHz 2.93GHz

4GB RAM. (3.87GB Usable)

Windows 7

64-Bit Operating System

Atari Radeon 5550HD 1GB Graphics Card

Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H Motherboard

400W Power Supply

500GB Hard-drive

1400x900 Widescreen Resolution Play at 1280x800 on Wolf:ET.

 

My drivers are up to date and I used the same power supply before I upgraded my comp with which I had zero problems on.

 

Like I said, I can run any other game fine without crashes.

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Do you have settings set for ET, in your Atari Radeon control panel? check it

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Do you have settings set for ET, in your Atari Radeon control panel? check it

 

How would I go about doing that?

 

The Bluescreen I get shows a hardware issue yet all my drivers, my hardware is up to date and in good condition.

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1.) you said the 400w power supply is the same as -before- you upgraded? that may be the fault. ET is a very strange game for as old as it is. very CPU intensive. i can play any new game and my CPU reaches max temps of 54 degrees celsius. i play ET and get 56 degress celsius. voltage/wattage spikes could ( maybe, perhaps?) cause your CPU and/or GPU to go on the fritz.

 

2.) as i said before, i get higher temps playin this older game than i do playin newer games (Duke Nukem Forever, Portal 2, Black Ops, NFS Hot Pursuit, Grid, etc. etc.) and at one point i too kept havin blue screen to restart stating i had hardware issues. first i think my PSU was crappin out, nah wasnt that...then i thought my GPU was crappin out, nah wasnt that. then i started checkin my temps. ran a stress test, once my CPU touches 64 degrees celsius (maybe 65. i forget) i get blue screen and same error codes as playin ET. my heatsink and fan needed cleanin and reseating.

 

btw, my CPU is AMD Phenom II X3 720 @ 2.8 Ghz. (Fourth core unlocked so Phenom II X4 20 @ 3.3Ghz)

2x2Gb AData Gaming Series Ram

Windows Vista x64

MSI Radeon HD4670 1Gb

ASUS M4A77TD-Pro Motherboard

500W power supply

1920x1080 wide. (play all games at 1920x1080 as well)

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I think my anti-virus might have been conflicting with it, I shut it off and it no longer crashes, at least I lasted a couple of hours today and it didn't, but this was on lowest graphic settings so I'm not entirely sure yet.

 

I don't have heat problems, usually around 40 degrees C.

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When you get BSOD (blue screen of death) take the photo or notedown the error which it shows and we can help more. I get BSOD cos of my network and GPU drivers conflict all the time. POS ATI drivers.

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It definately sounds like a heat problem to me,

It dont matter if its 40C it could still restart your computer, Try cleaning the fans or better yet replacing them.

Its the exact same problem i had, i can run WoW and warhammer which are very intense games, but couldnt run Wolf, so i went out and bought myself a new fan and now it works fine.

 

hope this helps.

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