TW2 crashes entire machine
19.02.2013 @ 19:19 #1
Even if this problem isn't solved I'll keep on playing as I love this game.
At seemingly random intervals my game crashes. I lose video on my monitor while audio remains for a few seconds and then all I hear is a buzz coming from my speakers. I have no choice but to hard reset my machine. Its happened after 10 minutes, an hour, while moving, while in menus, while meditating. Once I left it alone for 30 mins on the pause menu and came back to find it had crashed. I've been using GPU-Z to monitor GPU temp and it never goes above 60. Acer's onboard processor and mobo sensors don't go over 30. OS installed on SSD C drive and Steam apps on HHD X drive.
Specs are as follows:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
i5-3570K - 3.40Ghz
8 gig ram
Radeon HD 7850 - Sapphire
650 watt PSU
Any suggestions for fixes would be appreciated...
19.02.2013 @ 20:22 #2
22.02.2013 @ 02:43 #4
The PSU is an OCZ - ZT ›››
OCZ ZT is a good line of PSUs, but when jonnyguru tested it, the unit he tested had heat problems and did a spontaneous shutdown under load. http://www.jonnyguru...Story5&reid=295
Replacing a power supply just to see if it makes a difference would be a lot of work and expense, and if I were you, I would continue to look for cheaper causes first.
24.02.2013 @ 15:37 #5
The term 'hard crash' - does this mean complete loss of power to the machine or just loss of functionality while power remains? Just checking as mine is the latter. I can still do things like open the disk drive...
24.02.2013 @ 23:03 #6
I think you're describing a situation where it goes black screen (or frozen screen) and cannot return to desktop or launch the Task Manager, so the only way to regain control is the Reset button?
That's more likely a driver problem. Are you running the current AMD drivers (13.1 or 13.2 beta)?