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That's my problem it's not related to any mods, and I have tried numerous things already.

Can anybody offer a suggestion on how to fix?

2 minutes, I can literally just be walking in the wasteland and....Fallout 3 has crashed.

Really sucks. =(
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Assuming it's fully patched, it could be caused by your sound card. Which one are you running?
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Have you tried running the game using two cores?

http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=1118828
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post #4 of 11
More then likely water detail.. i had fallout 3 crash, googled and changing the water details worked for me
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Here's what was causing my crashes. It works for the other games using this engine as well (Oblivion, New Vegas, etc.) This isn't only for crashes at start, as it says. Mine were happening periodically as I played. I still get the very rare crash, but nothing like it was doing.
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If you have Asus Xsonar, Creative or Realtek sound cards and Fallout New Vegas crashes at start, you should just turn off the GX mode (for Xonar cards). For the others: This DS3D GX thing is part of Xonar’s drivers which is responsible for restoring EAX and multichannel surround sound. Similar to Creative’s Alchemy or Realtek’s 3D SoundBack. Try to disable them, or change the speaker config to stereo. Hopefully this works!
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post #6 of 11
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Alright.

1. I tired the two core thing, and even the one core. Same problems.

2. I wasn't near water, when it crashe(d)(s) I will try it though

3. I will look into the sound card.
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Again the suggestions above all assumed that you've fully patched it to the latest version.
    
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Yep.

Even have the unofficial patch.

Water trick did not work.
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post #9 of 11
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Yep.

Even have the unofficial patch.

Water trick did not work.
Whats your system specs?

Did you try uninstalling your current graphic drivers... control panel - reboot - safe mode - driver sweeper - reboot - ccleaner - reboot - then install again latest drivers

Another install the latest directx 9

Make sure Windows is entirely up to date

Uninstall the game - reboot - ccleaner - reboot - install again the game - run all patches

All these things is like trouble shooting... it might make it work\\
If nothing then okay the game simply does not like your computer lol
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This happened to me. Turned out my fan was not operating properly an it was overheating. Run coretemp while playing and see how hight it goes. It may be your overclock raising the temp(presuming you have an overclock)
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