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Old 06-18-2005, 11:41 PM   #1
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Ok...my computer as i have so delicatly put in the title restarts every time i play unreal. it will run the game fine but after i exit the game my it just dies ...just like that.... restarts. it gets very anoying...also if i try to minimize it while playing it will do the same thing! HELP!! uhh...also ...how do you make a signature...huh kinda new :P
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Old 06-18-2005, 11:45 PM   #2
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Top of the page under the advertisment go into user cp and then go into signature. keep it no more than 5 lines. what are you specs of your computer? i guessing thats waht you are going to put into your sig, but just incase i thought i would ask.
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thanx for the sig info if you need more specs on the computer just ask
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Old 06-19-2005, 12:00 AM   #4
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What is your PSU watts, and does that graphic card run unreal fine when your playing?
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i have a 500watt MGE power supply. yes my graphics card does fine when i play... it plays half-life 2, counter strike, guild wars, and others fine also...just this one game restarts it
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Have you tried re-installing the game?
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3 times...ive even reformatted since the first restart
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so it's a hardware problem. you have an enough power, your card runs fine. the only thing i can think of would be the CPU becoming un-stabble. try to put it to normal and see if that fixes it. do you have the graphic card OC too. if you do reduce it back to normal.
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i didn't overclock my graphics card...but the first time it restarted was when it was normal...but ill try it again

ok...i tried...it works if i just run unreal and then exit...but if i actually play a match or anything else it restarts
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It could be a game glitch have you tried to update or search the web for problems like that.
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Does UT use punkpuster? I was havning a problem like that in BF1942 on Punkbuster servers even though I have no cheats installed.
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i tried to google it but im not the best searcher... and i don't know if UT uses punkbuster but it shouldn't matter if im not connected to and servers... all i do is play the single player mission... but what recently happend was when my computer restarted it can up w/ the windows error message and asked if i wanted to send a report or not... when i send the report it takes about 10 min but it finally goes through and takes me to the website that supposedly tells me my problem... all it says is there was a driver problem... well... i need to know what driver it is and how i can fix it
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Old 06-19-2005, 10:25 AM   #13
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that used to happen to me, when i just got my computer 2 years ago. My cousin brought all these games over, and i had problems with only one, i think it was unreal.
Sorry for just typin jibberish, prob didnt help u much, lol
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Hmm, yeah, overclocking won't help your system, so I would take them off since it seems its unstable, even if it works while playing things, it doesn't when you exit.

When yuo minimize a game, and exit a game, it's the RAM that struggles to bring everything back, and it might be your RAM that is causing it to crash and restart, and if you were ovcerclocking, I might note that PC3200 RAM isn't that good for it anyway, and might have become unstable and crashed because it couldn't keep up when it needed the power most (when exiting).

So I would take off all overclocks and test, if that works, then maybe increase it a little bit (about 5mhz increments) until it becomes unstable.

If taking it off overclock doesn't work, then it could be your RAM. Take out one of the 512mb modules and test exiting the game, does it crash? If not, try the other one. Does it then?

Some games by the way do use mroe memory when exiting than others.

This is a sure way of knowing what the problem is. i hope this helps
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ok.... i had CORSAIR XMS 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 500 (PC 4000) but recently added CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) when i added these two sticks of RAM into my computer it wouldn't register my stick of 512 .... so i want to know if im better off with my original 512mb stick of expensive ram or a gig of cheap ram? it very well could be my ram ...i was thinking the same thing ...but i will edit this message w/ results
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ok i won't edit...but it will work w/ just my 512mb xms stick in there...but i don't know why... oh well... at least it works now.. thanx guys
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