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Don't get me wrong, it's a great game, but I can't figure out why the hell it keeps crashing my graphics card, freezing the screen and making humming noises while the screen is all pink/purplish. Sometimes it'll go to a 256 color screen that looks like triangles while humming. I've only been able to play it once for about 3 hours without it doing anything bad, now it just freezes up every few minutes and I have to force reboot my system.
    
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I am running it no problem on my system. Maybe you have a driver issue. I can run it max at 1280x1024 no problem, maybe you are artifacting... frown.gif
Edited by Grath - 11/13/11 at 1:42pm
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Do you know what temps you're getting on your card?

Sounds like your card is overheating and artifacting, have you tried using any software to increase the fan speed like EVGA precision or MSI afterburner?
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your using a gtx260 with 896mb , what do you expect ? what settings are you trying to run it on ..

could be running out of vram , overheating .. could be many factors

please tell us more.
    
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Check drivers (Install the latest beta ones) and watch your GPUs temperature.

    
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I've installed the latest drivers and I'm running it on medium settings or should it be even lower? Resolution is 1920x1080.

I don't expect my system to run it on ultra settings or nothing, medium or low is just fine. I'll try increasing the fan speed for the card and see how that goes. The card actually cuts off some times as well, so I'm guessing it could very well be overheating.
    
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post #7 of 26
If it is the rig in your sig, then yes it should be lower, or play at a lower resolution. even a tiny resolution lowering will probably help you alot
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Try running it at the lowest settings, and see if it'll go for longer. Also, are you running any OC's?

Install MSI Afterburner if you haven't already, and turn on the in-game displays to show you your VRAM usage and temps.
post #9 of 26
It sounds like some sort of instability. Is the system overclocked? WHat are you CPU and GPU temps? You should be able to run it on medium, probably even high settings - I have a GTX 460 and am running it on high with FXAA on. No reason why a GTX 260 should falter.
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It's not OC'd anymore. Installing EVGA Precision and Afterburner. Let me run it again with those and I'll report back.

EDIT: I guess my card was OC'd. I don't remember doing it lol.

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Edited by bryce - 11/13/11 at 2:09pm
    
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