I will pay you to help me play my games!

January 24, 2011 at 21:37:22
Specs: Windows 7, AMD Phenom II x6

Do I have to DUMB-Down my machine to play? Over Xmas break i upgraded my machine big time. I have Call of Duty4, Call of Duty Black Ops and Medal of Honor. They all fail after no more than ten minutes of play in either Single or multiplayer mode. All three games just quit. It just says the game stopped working. For COD4, I updated game to ver 1.7. For BlackOPs, Steam just crashes. I have updated Steam and the game version to the latest. My specs are the following:

MOBO: Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5
RAM: 8GB (2x4) Corsair AMS
CPU: AMD Phenom II x6 1055T (6x2.8Ghz)
POWER: Corsair 850W
VIDEO: ATI RADEON HD5750 (1GB RAM)
HDD: 160GB SATA (Prim); 250GB SATA (Secon)
AUDIO: REALTEK Audio on motherboard
DVD: Sony DVD burner; Toshiba DVD Rom
OS: Wind 7 32bit
CASE: Generic 3X FANS in case; 3X FANS on VIDEO CARD

No overclocking on any device. All BIOS, and video cards have been updated.
The Blue Screen of Death error messages I was getting were: "Driver IRQ1 not less or equal"; "System Service Exemption"; "Reference by Pointer";
'IRQ not less or equal"; "Page Fault in nonpaged area"; "Memory Managment". I havent got the IRQ BSOD since i removed the Creative Sound Blaster Audigy. I have tried lowering the resolution of main display to 1024x768. I have disabled the on-board RealTek audio device and installed a Creative Audigy 2 Z5. I have set affinity to only one processor. I have monitored the temperature and it doesnt get higher than 94 degrees. I have stopped all background programs. I have run the games as administrator. I have done clean installs of Win7 64bit and Win7 32bit at least six times. I even installed WinXP 32bit and 64bit at least five times. I tried playing the game without updating Windows, just updated graphics and motherboard bios. I have read the forums and have tried all the things I read and still nothing. I have even danced around a pile of ashes while chanting Khan's monologue from Star Trek! I just put together this machine and have not been able to finish any one my games. WHY? WHY? WHY? If you know something i havent tried, I will send you money via Paypal. I spent too much money on this machine not to be able to play for ten hours at a time! HELP!


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#1
January 24, 2011 at 22:21:25

Why are you running 8GB RAM with a 32-bit OS? At the most, you're using 3.5GB, but it's probably even less. And why would you install the OS over & over again? You know what Einstein said the definition of insanity is, right?

Your errors messages are the key. It appears you have driver & memory problems. To start with, your BIOS should be configured manually, especially the memory settings. Simply loading defaults is NOT the way to go. If your memory is that 1.65v crap, make sure the voltage setting is 1.65v, otherwise it may default to 1.5v. And the memory should have been tested with memtest86 before you even installed the OS. If you're going to run 8GB, wipe the drive one last time & install Win 7 64-bit, don't waste your time with XP. But before you do it, TEST THE RAM!

http://www.memtest86.com/download.html

Speaking of the drive, why did you buy all this high end hardware & then stick in 2 older slow hard drives? They're bottlenecking the performance. And make sure you're running the latest drivers:

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pr...

http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downlo...


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#2
January 25, 2011 at 09:58:55

94 degrees ... C or F? 94*F is very cold, 94*C is pretty darn hot and could cause crashes. Is the the air inside the case, is there a sensor on the CPU, is that idle or under load?

but yeah, i'd suspect the ram. using Memtest86, test ONE STICK AT A TIME (because if you get memory errors with both sticks, that doesn't tell you which one is bad). Who was the manufacturer? hopefully a well-known brand.


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