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What does it mean when a game crash you to desktop?

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I was just playing BC2 and it crashed me to desktop in the middle of a match. My card wasn't even running hot (at less than 40c). Should I be worried?
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No idea, but Crysis does it all time and the cause is certainly nothing other than something in the game itself. If your hardware isn't burning holes it itself then it's the application.
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Nature of PC games. There will always be little quirks and oddities that aren't always easily explained. If it starts to happen often, that's when you should start looking into it; otherwise, just move on.
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Thank you guys. I was just worried because I just assembled this rig not long ago (not even 2 weeks ago!). lol
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BC2 does the exact same to me, its just a bug.
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Yeah, gotta agree, don't worry, sometimes I go months without a crash, same game sometimes crashes twice in a week, it's really just little quirks here and there. Should be no biggie.
    
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BC2 in single will play for hours without issue, in multi I have had issues with some crashing to desktop, and worse, blinkie video (white black) sometimes recovering and sometimes not, almost always resulting in having to shut the game down. The second issue is almost certainly temps related, and over time with better tweaking on the OC has reduced the it occurring although not entirely removed.

As others have said, its not rare to crash this game. Thus the experience of both PC and multiplayer gaming being a not 100% issue free experience, price paid to play one of the best multiplayer games out today... thats still "hosted" by individuals and not a large company.
 
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