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Random PC lockup when playing fallout new vegas

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I am not sure where this post belong...so posting it here for now.

I am still experiencing random crashes with this game. Few times it will be game crashing, but most time the whole PC locks up and I have to cold boot. I am not sure what is causing this....The crashes are random - some days I will play 3 - 4 hours no crashes, some days it will crash within 2 hours, I had instances where my PC locked up within 15 minutes of the previous lock up.

I originally thought it was my overclock giving me some memory issue. But I ran 20 iterations of IBT with maximum setting, 18 hours of Prime95 blend test, 4 hours of MemTest86. All passed. CPU tems never went beyond 55 degrees. The graphics card is a borrowed one and as far as I can tell, it is never been overclocked. The only thing questionable is my sound card. I am checking into that, but not sure if it would cause such random crashes - I would imagine crashes due to sound card will be pretty consistent.

Any help will be greatly appreciated as it is driving me nuts....
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post #2 of 5
if your OC is stable... there is a big chance that it's just fallout's issues.
but the wird thing is that your whole computer crashes, not just the game, like most, if not all, people..
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I would start off by changing the multiplier of your i5 from 24 to either 23 or 21.
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try running prime small fft test over night. and run memtest for like 20 passes as im reckoning memory. though as said before, could just be fallout issues
     
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i5-750 mult goes only till 20 as far as I can tell. I did blend test overnight - no issues...I am going to install dragon age origins tonight and see if I get PC crashes. I know I get crashes to desktop. If I get those, I am willing to get by. But crashing the whole PC is just unacceptable....
I am just running out of options...
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