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Random Critical Errors.

by snowboardr / August 16, 2004 8:52 AM PDT

I dont know where this belongs exactly but i figured it went in hardware. This is what im getting while playin America's Army.

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OS: Windows XP 5.1 (Build: 2600)
CPU: AuthenticAMD PentiumPro-class processor @ 996 MHz with 383MB RAM
Video: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900XT (5672)

General protection fault!

History: FSortedIndexBuffer::GetContents <- FD3DDynamicIndexBuffer::AddIndices <- FD3DRenderInterface::SetDynamicIndexBuffer <- RenderStaticMesh_Type2 <- RenderStaticMesh <- FDynamicActor::Render <- FDynamicActor::Render <- RenderLevel <- FLevelSceneNode::Render <- FPlayerSceneNode::Render <- UGameEngine::Draw <- UWindowsViewport::Repaint <- UWindowsClient::Tick <- ClientTick <- UGameEngine::Tick <- UpdateWorld <- MainLoop

Any ideas?

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Re: Random Critical Errors.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 16, 2004 9:38 AM PDT

I'll pull the case cover and point a fan at it. Better? Same?

Also, at that age PC, the power supply can tire and need a bigger and new unit.

Bob

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Re: Random Critical Errors.
by snowboardr / August 16, 2004 9:53 AM PDT

I already put a power supply in it less than a year ago. What do you mean about fans?

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Re: Random Critical Errors.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 16, 2004 10:04 AM PDT

Even a year old power supply can get tired if you run it at near maximum. A 300 or 350 Watt supply could be problematic in a year.

As to fans, to sniff out if its a heat issue, the case cover is removed and a small house fan is pointed at the machine. Its a simple test. Try it.

Bob

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Re: Random Critical Errors.
by snowboardr / August 16, 2004 10:11 AM PDT

Whats causing this in the first place? Is the video card, processor, or something else?

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Re: Random Critical Errors.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 16, 2004 10:25 AM PDT

To find this out, you replace each suspect part and see if the problem goes away.

Bob

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