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Blue screen: stop error screen when gaming


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Hello,

I have a blue screen problem that i can't find a solution to!

I recently bought a new graphic card: Radeon all-in-wonder x1800xl. Installed it on a clean system (did a reformat before i installed).
The problem occurs after usually 30-60 minutes of gaming (so far with oblivion, black & white 2). The game freezes for about 30 sec and then goes into blue-screen mode.
The message is as follows:
Kernel-Data-inpage-error stop error screen
then there are a lot of numbers etc.
I have sometimes noticed a slight change in fan noise prior to freeze (speeding up)
After reebot everything's back to normal.

My system is relatively new (a year and a half or so), i have:
Windows XP pro SP2
Asus P5AD2 deluxe motherboard with integrated sound-card
Pentium 4ht, 3.4Ghz, 2GB ram.
all my drivers are up-to-date as far as i know. The ATI drivers are certainly up-to-date

I have run some fix-it-utilities diagnostics and found no error or the like.

I previously had an ATI Radeon 600 series card, on the same system. Never had a problem with HL2, Far Cry, or whatever

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,

Zurzu

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Hi there zurzu, welcome to Geeks To Go Forums.

I have noticed that you have posted double.The other post has been taken care of and has been closed. All reply must be posted here:

Thanks... :whistling:

Edited by spike_hacker_inc, 07 April 2006 - 02:26 PM.

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ok, thanks.

just added World of Warcraft to my list of crash-generating games...sigh

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Hi,

I have now played the game with the tower-cover open and voila! no freezes or crashes.
i suppose that means that my machine overheats when the cover's on...this never happened with my old card installed..

So, other that opening up the box when i'm gaming, is there another solotion? is this a common problem?

thanks again

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Hey there zurzu, sorry for the late reply.

i suppose that means that my machine overheats when the cover's on

Yip, it sound like the computer was overheating.


is there another solotion? is this a common problem?

Yes and yes. You can add more fans to your PC, this should be able to stop overheating a bit, but can only stop it to a certain extent. Just an idea, water cooling should do the trick. :blink:

Cool :whistling:
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Hey there zurzu, sorry for the late reply.
Yip, it sound like the computer was overheating.
Yes and yes. You can add more fans to your PC, this should be able to stop overheating a bit, but can only stop it to a certain extent. Just an idea, water cooling should do the trick. :blink:

Cool :whistling:



well, i have another slot for a fan....i've heard about the water-cooling system...sounds crazy! is it about the size of a nuclear installation? i suppose one great advantage is the noise reduction!

thanks

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i suppose one great advantage is the noise reduction!

Yip, thats one of the best advantages. But the number one advantage is the fact that it really does keep your computer cool.

well, i have another slot for a fan.

You may need more than 1 fan. You can split the cable so you can add more fans.

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