Random shotdown after graphic card update
10.11.2013 @ 15:37 #1
I used to play TW2 on medium settings. Now that i've upgrade every piece of hardware on my pc, including a really good graphic card, the game randomly shuts down. Not always, but mostly at autosave moments before or after starting quests or cutscenes.
Any way to solve it?
10.11.2013 @ 16:31 #2
10.11.2013 @ 16:33 #3
With a whole-computer shutdown, you can expect to find a power or thermal problem underneath it.
The game crashing to desktop is more characteristic of a GPU or driver instability, or if you're using Steam, a Steam setup issue. One of these is likely to solve the problem:
Install the latest WHQL drivers from the chip maker's site (AMD or nVidia), not just the ones that came on a CD with the card. It's best to uninstall all older drivers before doing so.
Install the Visual C++ 2010 SP1 redistributables: http://www.microsoft...ls.aspx?id=8328
If you're using Steam, verify game cache; if that doesn't help, try running without the overlay.
If you are overclocking, even if the only overclocked device is a factory overclocked GPU, take the overclock off and run at stock clocks.
11.11.2013 @ 21:23 #4
game shutdown during manual save is also probable in the above condition but with much lower chance. the best solution in my opinion is to disable auto saving feature.
11.11.2013 @ 22:15 #5
Sapphire HD 7950 3GB
8GB RAM (3,17 available becouse of windows 7 x32bit)
I updated my drivers but didn't delete my old ones...Perhaps the ram is an issue? I used to have the same problem with my old pc, but it only happened after hours of gameplay, not every 5 minutes like now.
Edit: GPU is not over-clocked
11.11.2013 @ 23:21 #6
Of that hardware, what is new? I'm guessing only the HD 7950 is new. TDP for that card is 200 watts. What's your power supply? (Make and model, preferably; many power supply power ratings are fantasy fiction themselves.)
12.11.2013 @ 16:05 #8
Black Leopard said:
That's what I thought, though I have all the update. It only started disfunctioning after upgrading my pc. If I play on lower setting the shutdown is less frequent. Any other way to fix it while still playing at max settings?
12.11.2013 @ 16:18 #9
Guy N said:
the GPU needs 500 watt, I have a powersupply of 520watt, this isn't update. The full details are: : Corsair HX 520W Modular power supply
12.11.2013 @ 17:12 #10
Exactly. because of your new video card you can play with high settings with no worry about FPS. however doing this will increase the load on CPU as well. try not to overkill your hardware with ultra settings and look for a Readme file in office word format inside the installed directory. there it explains visual effects and how they work. use that information to optimize your graphic settings.
12.11.2013 @ 17:18 #11
7950 consumes 500W ?!
use the below link to calculate your system's power consumption. Corsair HX 520W should be fine in case of no overclocking.
12.11.2013 @ 18:06 #12
That's tons of power. I've run the same Core i7 with hungrier cards than that off a Seasonic M12II 520 watt, which is the exact same power supply.
The 7950's a troublesome card. Other gamers have had various problems with it freezing up. Sometimes excluding sleep mode (Control Panel -> Power Options -> set "Turn off the display" and "Put the computer to sleep" to "Never") has helped. Other times, it hasn't.
I know this sounds like anathema, but you can also try underclocking the graphics card, by about 50 MHz. Sapphire Trixx may do a better job of this than MSI Afterburner.