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Computer crashes on video games. RAM related?


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newbtoob

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I downloaded VEW and followed your instructions but every time I hit run, notepad opens up and it says "Cannot find the C:\VEW.txt.file. What should I do about that?

Also, I have been playing a decent amount of starcraft 2 and rift the past two days and my computer hasn't crashed. I used to be lucky if I could play fifteen minutes of Rift or SC2. Right before this change happened I uninstalled all my graphics card drivers and reinstalled fresh ones from the website. Immediately after reinstalling them the games would crash in seconds, so I figured it didnt work, but then I restarted my computer and since then it hasnt crashed. Do you think that could have fixed it? I don't want to jump the gun, I trust this computer about as far as I can throw it, but not crashing for two days during video games is extremely abnormal.
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Very well could have been the graphics driver causing all this since the issue happened usually when playing the game.
As I said back on post 17 it could be a driver that is causing this. I think the issue is a either a faulty install of the graphics driver or maybe even a older driver that seemed to have failed. You said you installed fresh ones form the website so I take it you got the newest one available correct?
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Yeah, I got the most recent driver package for my certain graphics card. The driver package I downloaded was released on April 27, 2011, so it should (and seems to be) up to date and everything.
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Yeah that is the one. :unsure:
Lets give it a day or two more and see what happens. If everything works good then we will consider this issue resolved. Great detective work on your part. :)
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Alright, I'll keep you posted. Thanks a ton for helping me out so much. I've learned a ridiculous amount about my computer in the past few days
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Well, I think the problem has been fixed. rshaffer61, you have my thanks! I know exactly where I'm coming next time I have a computer question.
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Great to hear and Congratulations newbtoob. :) for a successful resolution for your issue.

I'm glad we could help and please let us know how everything works out for you.
If there is anything else we can do to help please feel free to ask. I appreciate that you allowed us to assist you with your issue and for your patience.
Thank you for choosing GeeksToGo for help. :yes: :unsure:
This issue now appears to be resolved.


If other members are reading this and have a similar problem please begin a New Topic and someone will assist you as soon as possible
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