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Thread: Problems running games

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2003


    The game I'm really trying to run right now is Battlefield 1942. It works fine on my computer, even loads the maps decently fast and I don't lag at all (unlike my friend's computer...). My problem is that after I play the game for around 5-10 minutes, it closes, everytime. Sometimes my computer just restarts on it's own right in the middle of playing. I can't figure out whats causing it. This isn't the only game this ever happens with either. Every so often games like Diablo 2 just close, but it happens VERY infrequently with D2 and it never restarts.
    My system is:
    Amd athlon 901mhz
    384 ram
    GEFORCE 4 video card

    and ideas on what I could do?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Fincastle, IN, USA


    Most likely your comp. is overheating.

  3. #3


    I would have to agree get a desktop fan leave the side off the comp to check if its overheating. If it works wack a proper case fan in there.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2003


    If heat isn't the problem it could be that either you have an underpowered power supply or an unstable RAM module. Try using only one of your ram stick at a time, alone, or different RAM altogether to see if thats the cuase. Also make sure all your drivers are up to date and you have no hardware conficts.

    Battlefield 1942 runs good on that system otherwise? Thats surprising becuase that is a very system demanding game. You must have to turn the settings down abit from defualt just to stop the lag.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2003


    May be ram problems, when ram is defective you can have random reboots, happened to me with pc-133 and new DDR333.
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Canberra, Australia


    Quote Originally Posted by Zephyr6
    Sometimes my computer just restarts on it's own right in the middle of playing.
    99% of the time sudden reboots are caused by RAM. Either your RAM is faulty, or your memory speed (in Mhz) is too fast for the rating of the RAM, or the timings on the RAM are too aggressive (e.g. 2-2-2-5).

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2003


    i have had the same problem of restarts in games. I had a bad cooling sysytem, and my ram was those refurbised ones. so, i got new ram, and set the cas setting to 2.5 and i had a stable system.
    My new gaming rig..

    [size=1.28]asus a78nx-deluxe
    2x256mb pc 3200 ddr 400.(with cooling)
    athlon Xp 2500+ ( at 200x10=2000mhz .)
    seagate 80gb 8mb SATA
    Tt vlocano 7+ cpu cooling
    Clear case from HK.
    Leaktek fx5600 128mb
    enermax 350w PSU
    wireless internet setup[/size]

    (game/ftp server) windows xp pro, duron 1.4ghz, 256mb pc 2100 2x40gb Hd, radeon 9200se chieftec dragon
    canada price watch :)

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