Doom 3 crashing the first minute in Windows

Microsoft Windows 7 professional 64-bit
December 11, 2009 at 05:10:32
Specs: Windows 7
I can 't figure out why doom 3 is crashing in Windows 7 64bit. I went on multiplayer and regular gaming and in the first minute the screen goes black and the computer freezes

I have installed the patch 1.3.1

My system

Windows7 64 bit
AMD Athlon 6000 not oc'd
Corsair 4gb XMS2 6400 800 mhz
EVGA 9800 gt not oc'd
MSI K9A2 CF-f ver2
Corsair atx 750w

Could it be because I am not putting a certain plug on my board or my card?


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#1
December 11, 2009 at 08:36:19
What happens when playing othergames?

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#2
December 11, 2009 at 08:44:52
Haven't loaded any other games yet. Photoshop CS4 runs fine

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#3
December 11, 2009 at 09:03:02
Do you have latest driver?Try to install modern games(if u have any).It can be its not compatible with win 7

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#4
December 11, 2009 at 09:29:53
Just to let you know I have just installed Crysis and it did the same thing. Blacked out and screen froze. I think it might be happening because I have my ram in slots 3 and 4 because of the Thermaltake typhoon. I can't put my ram in slots 1 & 2 because the tubes from the thermal take are in the way of slot one. Can I fix this in bios. If I have to replace the cooler, what is the best air cooler out there? I was thinking of using my Alpha Cool water cooling kit off of my older computer instead.

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#5
December 11, 2009 at 10:07:49
Just looked in system info and states i have installed 4gb memory and have available 2.93.

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#6
December 11, 2009 at 10:17:30
What is your gpu temp? Did u install latest driver.Try to disable unnecessary startup items.

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#7
December 11, 2009 at 10:23:43
What is the cause of this problem, win 7 64bit?

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#8
December 11, 2009 at 10:38:06
They say windows 7 64bit should work. Just installed riva tuner but I cannot find the temperature reading. The same thing is happening with crysis and doom3. Everthing is updated.

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#9
December 11, 2009 at 11:45:37
I doubt the problem has anything to do with not using RAM slots 1 &2, but if the HSF is blocking the slots, it's a poor design. Why would you install a massive cooler (or water cooling) if you're not overclocking? Do you have the stock AMD cooler?

Make sure your BIOS is properly setup. Do not simply run defaults. Manually configure your settings, especially the RAM voltage. The JEDEC standard calls for DDR2 RAM to run at 1.8v but much of the so-called gaming RAM or performance RAM requires higher voltages...2.2v or higher in some cases. Use the RAM manufacturer's settings, not the BIOS defaults.

"Just looked in system info and states i have installed 4gb memory and have available 2.93"

Are you sure you have a 64-bit OS?


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#10
December 11, 2009 at 11:51:31
Yes states 64 bit on dvd. Will try going into bios. I want to try to overclock the chip but haven't figured out the best settings for it. Ram is in orange slots 2 and 4 not 1 and 2 that was my typo fault.

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