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problem with games:game keeps crashing

by ditzypeach / June 24, 2006 9:22 AM PDT

I have a gateway pentium 4 desktop,windows xp, and whenever I try to play games,well most games, after a while of playing(30 mins) the game just crashes. after the first crash it starts to happen more frequently. if I turn the computer off and turn it back on it helps a little but then it happens again. I've tried reinstalling the games also.

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problem with games:game keeps crashing
by leo3213 / June 25, 2006 2:06 AM PDT

Problems like this can caused by any number of things. Assuming you've already updated your video and motherboard drivers to the latest versions, the fact that you play for awhile before things go south seems to indicate an overheating problem. Try opening up your case (outdoors, preferably) and using a can of compressed air to blow out all the dust from the fans and heatsinks. Dust bunnies are the silent computer killers. Let me know if that works. If not, please reply with more information about your computer. e.g. video card, driver version, etc etc...

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Unstable games
by ALAGAPPAN CHANDRAMOULI / June 30, 2006 5:21 AM PDT

I have the same problem. Its not dust cos its a new build. I thought it was caused through my memory modules,but after testing them in a second pc I found they were ok. I have tried different graphics cards too. All my drivers are up to date and I tried a fresh installation of XP to try and cure the problem but it just laughed at me !!!
Any ideas ???

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