Well, no shame in Dual Booting to XP. It's where I go to find my happy
But it is not normal to have games crash in Vista. I've not played the 2
you've played , though I am working my way to Company of Heros. I have
played a fair number of demanding games, Like Supreme Commander, FEAR, and
BF2142 and a smidge of Stalker.
The CTDs "tends" to point to a heat issue and\or a memory fault of some sort
issue. Do you have a means of monitoring you CPU heat ?
You might also be having a video driver issue. The nVidia's under Vista have
been hurting since the release. Rumor had it, that nVidia was about to have
a big driver release this week, but I'm not sure that's real.
The Beta drivers are 101.41, while the Official drivers are 100.65.
At the moment, I'm still thinking it's a heat issue of some sort, maybe the
video card is misbehaving.
Have you tried running a program like 3dmark06 to see if it will run ? If
you don't have it, you can get it at www.futuremark.com
"Pete in NM" <PeteinNM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> I'm having a problem with games crashing to desktop with my Vista system.
> originally only tried Vanguard and thought it may be a problem specific to
> that game. I tried installing Company of Heroes to test and sure enough,
> does the same thing. Plays for a little bit than CTD. Very occasionally
> blue screens but that is the exception rather than the norm.
> My system and peripherals I'm using:
> E6600 Core2Duo (not OC'd)
> EVGA GeForce 8800GTX
> Asus Striker Extreme motherboard (currently using onboard sound)
> 4GB Corsair XMS RAM
> 2x320GB Hitachi HDs in RAID 0 config
> Logitech USB premium headset
> Logitech G15 keyboard
> Logitech G5 gaming mouse
> Vista Home Premium OS
> Everything I listed above has the latest drivers (even the keyboard and
> mouse which I usually never install drivers for) with the possible
> of the chipset driver on the mobo (I'm not sure where to check to find
> driver version the chipset is using).
> Is this a common problem with Vista? I put a lot of money into this
> and it's pretty maddening watching how awesome it runs right up until it
> crashes. I'm beginning to think I should just put a dual boot install of
> on there until Vista is up to speed.