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Intel Pentium 4 crashes when starting a game map (prime 95 stable!!)

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Hi, I have an old pentium 4 521 @ 3.4ghz (2.8ghz stock). I ran prime95 stable for 2 hours and max load at 54C. But when I start a game map, it crashes (after loading the map it couldn't start and give errors), this is while at 3.4ghz. When I back down to 2.8ghz, it loads game and plays perfectly... I'm suspecting my PSU. How the heck does my game (soldier front, not very demanding) consume more power than prime95 stable for 2 hours???
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Run Prime95 for more than 2 hours.
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Is it a BSOD crash or just the game itself?
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Just because it passes prime doesn't mean its stable.
How do other titles fair?
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post #5 of 11
Could be the game. BC2 used to crash on me with an overclock. All my other games would play fine with an overclock. When I'd take it down to stock BC2 would play normally.
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post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by amstech View Post
Just because it passes prime doesn't mean its stable.
How do other titles fair?

Thats right Prime 95 is not that great for stability testing. Run OCCT power supply tester to really hammer it.
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post #7 of 11
I would bring it back down to stock, and try it. if it BSOD's, your game is corrupt.
    
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thanks for all the replies, i will try occt and other games later today...Btw, only the game crashes not bsod.
    
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thanks for all the replies, i will try occt and other games later today...Btw, only the game crashes not bsod.
Sorry... I would still do what I suggested. If the problem goes away, then you have your fix...
    
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The game runs great (well wouldn't be better than oc'ed ) at stock speed.
    
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