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Old 05-06-2006, 03:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have recently got the games age of empires 3 and world of warcraft. I have exactly the same problem with both of them. I can get inot the game, and then after about 5 minutes the computer totally crashes and the only way i can get off , is by pushing the shutdown button on my computer.

But the odd thing is that sometimes the games will work and i can have a good game with them.

I have a intel celeron d, 768mb of ram, and a geforce 6600 256mb graphics card.

The game should run, i have it all set to minimum settings and yet still the magority of the trime it doesnt work.

also when the computer does crash sometimes it does say that the file nv4_disp is stuck in an infinate loop, and then it dumps all of its physical memory.

im rearly confused about why it will not work. hope fully some of you guys can help me, thanks in advanced

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Old 05-06-2006, 04:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That's odd, AOE III and WoW run fine with my 64MB integrated graphics...

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
ASUS M2N32 Sli-Deluxe Wireless edition
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ (AM2)
Western Digital WD1001FALS 1TB Sata 2.0 HDD
Maxtor 200GB Sata 1.5 HDD
4GB (4x1GB) Kingston DDR2 PC6400 RAM
Nvidia EVGA GeForce 8600GT 512MB 128 bit
Antec TruePower Quattro 850 PSU
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Old 05-06-2006, 05:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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try reinstalling the game, remove it ENTIRELY. i mean removing every part of it that ever touch ur computer. the files in the HKEY part as well.
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Old 05-06-2006, 05:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Try updating your graphics card drivers at
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Old 05-07-2006, 06:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i have tried new drivers and reinstalling them bioth. But it still doesnt work.

i was wondering could the graphics card or cpu be overheating?
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