>> >> When playing a variety of games, they will shut down on their own
>> >> at no specific point of the game. Games this has happened to
>> >> include: Zoo Tycoon 2,
>> >> NHL08, Railroad Tycoon Platinum & Sim City 3000 Unlimited.
>> > Moose29;681179 Wrote:
>> > (right click on the program icon)
>> > 1. Try running the program in compatibility mode for XP SP2
>> > 2. If that doesn't work, try running the program as an
>> > administrator. You can also set this in the compatibility tab.
> "Andy [YaYa]" wrote:
>> 3. Video card could be crashing, update video card drivers.
>> 4. need more info, what's your computer make/model number?
>> 5. What version of Vista?
>> 6. Any error messages?
>> 7. When you say the game shuts down, does it go to your desktop? Does
>> your computer "turn-off", or something else? be specific.
=?Utf-8?B?dmlkZW8gY2FyZCBwcm9ibGVtcw==?= <video card problems
@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> I have uppdated all drivers for my video card and its still crashing
> dont now why its like this i have played crysis and the witcher when
> it has shut down.Its almost like its some sort off memory dropp.got
> 4gig ram om my computer and the video card uses some of the ram there
> still it shuts down. Tryed to make a flash disk on 4gig as a ram
> releaser so my computer culd runn faster still it brakes down.
> and all of my drivers are uppdated on my computer must be some vista
> problem i think.
> They havent got any solution on the problem yett that i have asked
Could be heat, your system is overheating and crashing. Open the case up
see if it helps.
Need system specs for your computer. What of the 7 steps above did you
try, and what were the results?
You have 4Gigs ram, try dropping down to 2 gigs (remove 1 or 2 dimms),
and see if the games stabilize.
You can test your ram with MEMTEST86, it's an ISO you download, burn and
reboot your computer with it. Tests your memory throughly. Program will
run forever, but you should let it run for at least 2 complete passes.
Should take about 2-4 hours.
If you get any failures then replace the DIMM that it fails on.
Look up your motherboard online (if this is a built system), make sure
the RAM you are using is certified for use with this motherboard and
verify the RAM settings in BIOS match the recommended specs for that
RAM. Don't overclock. (for now)
This is all kind of advanced, so if you don't know what you're doing,
respond BELOW and tell me what you don't understand, and include your
system specs, include as much information about your system as you can.