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I want to play this demo, but it only lets me play about 20secs of it before it completely locks up my computer. As in manual restart!

It really sucks. The game has some nice graphics, my computer plays it fine above 30fps constantly, and all the sudden it will completely lock up. No overheating, temps are fine, i have latest nForce and video drivers, i have no sound card.

This demo sucks.....

Anyone know if i can fix this problem? I couldnt find anything about it on the net, it seems everyone else uses the DX10 version.
    
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I played it briefly after downloading it, then tried yesterday and it wouldn't run at all. I think it's very temperamental. A few thing to try:
1. Clean your registry -- you'd be surprised how the "little things" can effect applications.
2. Scan for viruses and spyware.
Even if you're system is stable, consider:
3. Changing your RAM timing back to stock.
4. If you still have a problem with RAM at stock, change your cpu back to stock.

Lastly, when I had a problem like this with some games in the past, a bios update fixed it. Of course, you have to consider if all this "work" is worth it to play a demo. That's up to you. Good luck!
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That does indeed sound like alot of work lol.

Iv never been able to update my BIOS, i dont know why but it just doesnt work for me. And iv scanned for spyware, none. All my other games run fine. I think the demo might have bugs? Last crash my computer came back with an error report saying it was the video card. Perhaps the nvidia drivers?

Im running the 158 drivers.
    
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I think I read something about the drivers in another thread. Rollback to the previous drivers and see if it works.
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I returned everything to stock settings, it still locks up. It reports as a video driver problem.
    
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Happens to me, and theres been 2 posts that i've seen with other people having the same issues.

Don't worry about it, its a game issue.. Theres nothing we can do but wait for it to be fixed.

Its a issue with the 8 series cards I believe. Going to have to wait for a driver fix.
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Mine says "failed to start because d3dx9_33.dll was not found" what gives?
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Mine says "failed to start because d3dx9_33.dll was not found" what gives?
Download and install this:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
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