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EVE Online Crash


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dkauder

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Hi. I'm new to this site, but it seemed like people knew what they were talking about, so I figured I'd post here before I go elsewhere.

I'm a guy who loves a good MMO. WoW has been my poison for three years, but recently I wanted to get into a more sci-fi genre kind of game, so I grabbed the 14-day free trial of EVE Online for a little space-based shoot 'em up action. Everything was running smooth and beautiful, and then-
Darkness.
My screen just turns itself off. Eventually the CPU restarts on its own, but still the screen won't come back on until I manually restart the thing myself. After this happened enough times, I finally wrung it out of my errant electronics that the culprit was a Stop Error that said I had a "Thread Stuck In Device Driver". After doing a little digging, I found this meant in English that there's a problem with a video card driver. While its helpful to at least know what is breaking, I've been unable to formulate a way to keep it from breaking.
This error occurs at random times. Sometimes I can get 10-40 minutes out of the game, other times, less than three.

Halp. :)
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starjax

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what are system specs? have you tried updating your video driver?
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dkauder

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I believe my specs are listed in my profile, and yes, I've downloaded the card's most recent drivers.
Since I posted this topic I turned down the quality of the graphics the game uses, and now I can play the game without fear- so long as I keep playing. If I let the program sit without doing anything for a while (a few minutes tops), the same problem occurs. But if I'm playing, moving the mouse, etc., nothing goes wrong.
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hterez

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Click here to find anything u need for EVE.
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