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help gta san andreas keep crashing my computer how do i stop

by dolimite / January 19, 2008 12:29 PM PST

OK everytime I play San Andreas within five minuets I get the blue screen of death so I wanted to know why this was happening and one of the things I did was go to gamespot to see if had the minimum requirements to run the game and this is when they had to say...

Minimum: Pentium III or Athlon equivalent
You Have: AMD Sempron(tm) 3000+ PASS
CPU Speed
Minimum: 1 Ghz
You Have: 1.99 GHz Performance Rated at 3.00 GHz PASS
System RAM
Minimum: 256 MB
You Have: 447.5 MB PASS
Operating System
Minimum: Windows 2000/XP only
You Have: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (Build 2600) PASS
Video Card
Minimum: 64 MB DirectX 8.1 compatible video card (NVIDIA GeForce 3 or better)
You Have: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU (GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU) FAIL: Sorry, your video card does not meet this minimum requirement. Upgrade to a more powerful video card will make all your applications look better. Click the 'We Recommend' button to see some great options.
Video Card Features - Minimum attributes of your Video Card Video RAM: Required - 64 MB , You have - 64.0 MB
Video Card 3D Acceleration: Required - Yes , You have - Yes
Pixel Shader Ver.: Required - 1.1 , You have - 0.0


Video Card Driver Version (DirectX)
Your driver version number is: 6.14.10.7189 FYI: Your video card driver version is provided for your information, but it is not part of this analysis. But proper video card driver versions are important to the proper operation of your product.
Sound Card
Minimum: Yes
You Have: NVIDIA(R) nForce(TM) Audio PASS
Sound Card Driver Version
Your driver version number is: 6.14.442.30 FYI: Your sound card driver version is provided for your information, but it is not part of this analysis. But proper sound card driver versions are important to the proper operation of your product.
Free Disk Space
Minimum: 3.6 GB for minimal install
You Have: 44.7 GB PASS
DVD
Minimum: 8X DVD-ROM
You Have: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H552B PASS, but the Speed could NOT be analyzed.

as you can see everything except my videocard was a pass so i should not be able to run this game but i can ...for a short period of time then i get the blue screen. what i want to know is how can my computer fail the test but run the game and then give me the blue screen i mean, if i fail i should not be able to play right. i guess I'm asking if there is anything i can do or download to keep playing the game thanks in advance the help

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Fix that failing item.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 19, 2008 12:44 PM PST

I know that card and it's day is long gone. It could be a heat issue but there is nothing in your post about the machine's make, model or age that I can use to suggest a laptop cooling pad or note the issue of the yearly cleaning.

Bob

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besides that
by dolimite / January 19, 2008 1:16 PM PST
In reply to: Fix that failing item.

because I'm not going to spend $90-$130 to play a five year old game that cost twenty bucks I'll rather wait till my Mom gets another computer you know what i mean i was just saying how can my computer not meet the minimum requments and still run the game and if anybody knew of any tweaks i could do to keep my computer from crashing

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Since you don't tell make and model.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 22, 2008 2:32 AM PST
In reply to: besides that

Your discussion is dying... I noted a cooling device. Get one?

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how do i find out the make and model
by dolimite / January 22, 2008 8:58 AM PST

how do i find out the make and model

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It's like your car.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2008 7:36 AM PST

Most of us know what we drive. If you can't tell what your PC is then it's time to get a new one?

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(NT) it's only three years old
by dolimite / January 24, 2008 8:06 AM PST
In reply to: It's like your car.
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And that's information that helps!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2008 12:33 PM PST
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