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Games crash to desktop

by mpierce1964 / April 13, 2006 12:55 PM PDT

Packard Bell
Pentium 4 3.06 GHz
ATI Radeon X550 PCI Express 256mb
1GB RAM
XP HOME SP2

Playing Vice City and San Andreas games crash to desktop at random times. Screensavers stop until wait time starts it again. Even windows media player visualisations on full screen close to normal screen.
Nothing has been tweaked all as it should be. DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS?

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what version of at's catalyst drivers are you using?
by ramarc / April 13, 2006 10:51 PM PDT
In reply to: Games crash to desktop

catalyst v5.8 corrected some bugs specific to vice city.

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Catalyst Driver
by mpierce1964 / April 14, 2006 3:12 AM PDT

Using Catalyst Driver 6.3 just recently updated. First thing I tried was to look for updates for computer or patches for games. Then noticed other things did it as I said so looked to here for advice.

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one last suggestion, reduce/turn off bump map detail
by ramarc / April 14, 2006 4:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Catalyst Driver

that's been mentioned as a problem area before. since i don't have the game, i can't give you any other suggestions.

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Will try
by mpierce1964 / April 14, 2006 5:06 AM PDT

I'll try any suggestions. Will let you know what happens.
Thanks

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