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eknick31
2005-10-25T17:16:49Z
I recently bought a new pc, custom built. The parts are new and good, but I keep getting crashes in games. The same crashing problem is happening to most of my 3d games including Brothers in Arms and Prince of Persia, and others. When it crashes it goes into a blue screen, saying something about not enough disk space or memory, or sometimes just crashes with sound loops repeating in the background. My specs are Abit AN8, 4800+ x2, 7800gtx, 2gb OCZ EL series ram. Actually the same thing happened to my old pentium system too: crashes into blue screen when playing SOME high-end 3d games, I have no problem playing WOW on highest settings... HELP!!!
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Elsparrow
2005-10-25T17:18:15Z
What PSU is being used?
eknick31
2005-10-25T17:20:20Z
Ultra X-Connect 500 watt
Elsparrow
2005-10-25T17:26:34Z
What HDD have you got?
eknick31
2005-10-25T17:30:27Z
currently using 4 seagates 160gb in raid 0,
my friend actually had the same problem before and he said something about ram?
Elsparrow
2005-10-25T17:38:01Z
Hmmm. Is it 2x 1Gb sticks or 4x 512Mb?
eknick31
2005-10-25T18:01:59Z
Fitz12345
2005-10-25T20:31:00Z
Unless Elsparrow has a better idea take one stickof memory out and try to play a game that crashes. If you don't crash then either the stick of ram is bad or the slot on the MB is bad. If it still crashes then replace the stick and remove a different one. Keep trying until you find a bad one. I know there is a test out there that tests memory and might be easier, but I don't know if it'll tell you which one (if any) are bad.

That is something to try if you have time. I don't claim to be an expert, Elsparrow or someone else may have a better suggestion.
Drago
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2005-10-25T21:34:22Z
What vid drivers do you have installed? That would seem to be where your problem would be steming from. You have plenty of RAM, but do you have any virtual RAM setup. Have atleast 1024mb of virtual RAM set up for your system to use. I would try running the games with only 2 sticks of ram at a time and see what happens. The best way to test ram is to use memtest86, but to do a thourogh test you need to run it for 18hours and only for one stick of ram at a time.
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