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Ok, well when playing the BF 2142 Demo, i've experienced texture corruption, crashing to desktop and even a random reboot.<br />
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At first i put this down to BF 2142 being buggy.<br />
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Then in 2 cases now i've had texture corruption in EVE-Online.<br />
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So naturally i've reinstalled my graphics drivers. Since then i've had no more texture corruption problems.<br />
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But tonight, playing EVE-Online i had another random reboot.<br />
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This trouble has only started since i've installed the BF 2142 demo and DirectX 9.0c August 2006 edition (which is needed to play the BF2142 demo)<br />
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So, what should i try to fix this, and what is the cause?<br />
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The error codes in the memory dumps point to RAM being the cause.<br />
The corrupt textures makes me think its a GPU issue. (7900gt ran OC'ed with stock cooling, doesnt go over 65c)<br />
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The fact this only started after BF2142 + DX update makes me think it might be DX causing the problems.<br />
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But what can i do to fix it? I was thinking of doing a reformat, but i have to log off in a couple of minutes, and when i get back from work tomorrow night i HAVE to be online for a group op on EVE. (very important one).<br />
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I think i could still be able to RMA my RAM and GPU if needed, although replaced my CPU/mobo/psu etc is out of the question <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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I'm quite prepared to do a reformat though.<br />
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So yeah, help. my baby is sick <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" />
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I think i could still be able to RMA my RAM and GPU if needed, although replaced my CPU/mobo/psu etc is out of the question <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /><br />
So yeah, help. my baby is sick <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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</div>Does this mean that you have already replaced your CPU/mobo/psu in an effort to rememdy this problem? Or does this mean that you can no longer return them for one reason or anohter? This sounds to me like a PSU issue. You need to monitor you 12v and 5v rails under stress and see if there are any large drops, or just monitor them while your computer is idle and see if they are low.
 

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My PSU is the one in my sig-rig, and has good strong volts on the 12v line, doesnt dropp below 12v at all.<br />
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Its been running this rig for less than a year, but still had it quite some time.<br />
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Just reading this: <a href="http://hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/57410/" target="_blank">http://hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/57410/</a><br />
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A fresh windows install would eliminate the first 2 causes.<br />
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oh yeah, something else - When trying to download DirectX from the MS website the webinstaller wont work. something about not compatible with my version of windows. could this be because its an OEM version?<br />
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The version of DX i have installed now (DirectX 9.0c August 2006 edition) i DL'ed from Filecloud.<br />
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oh, and another thing. my gpu temps are fine, but my cpu temps are quite high. sometimes getting upto about 68~70c. Im running stock cooling and the HS i horrible. TBH, i've had these kind of temps for quite some time now, atleast 2 months. I've not had the money to buy a new HS <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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maybe now is the time to buy one?
 

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Ok, well lets try ruling out the RAM. You will need to download Memtest86+ and put it onto a floppy disk. Then you will need to boot from the floppy and run memtest. Just do all tests, for 40+ passes to rule out your ram.<br />
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You can download from here: <a href="http://www.memtest86.com/" target="_blank">http://www.memtest86.com/</a>
 

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will do. gonna have to run it tomorrow.<br><br>
will let you know how it goes.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown">
 

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Have no fear, we will figure it out!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb"> Ill be sure to check on this thread tomorrow.
 

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Sorry, didn't fully read your first post (post #2)<br><br>
Was a type, i meant "replac<b>ing</b> my CPU/mobo/psu etc is out of the question" I just can't afford it right now, although am back in work for the time being, so a couple of weeks and i can upgrade <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"><br><br>
Im contracted for some christmas time up until the 24th Dec. Over this period i should be able to earn around £2000. Thats like $4000. So i could get some pretty damn sweet upgrades <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"> e6600 anyone?<br><br>
Anyways, bacl to my issues:<br><br>
Ran memtest for 12 hours while i was at work, 0 errors. (huzzah)<br>
It's not over heating, the temp is just over the required temp to make it throttle (at 100% load) but not high enough to cause an emergency shutdown. And if it was that hot, i doubt it would even boot back up for a few minutes.<br><br>
I find when running games, it only uses about 50~60% CPU, so temps are lower than 100% temps.<br><br>
Also, after rebooting and sending an error report, i get this:<br><br><a href="http://oca.microsoft.com/en/response.aspx?SGD=00032880-5515-4b69-8d08-d94934261750&SID=10" target="_blank">http://oca.microsoft.com/en/response...4261750&SID=10</a><br><br>
Apparently the reboot is caused by a stop error, and so thats why thr PC reboots. I have got that boxed ticked that says the PC shouldn't reboot on an error, but it seems to be ignoring that.<br><br>
It says its drivers, and thats what i was thinking/hoping it was. The only major things i did before this started happening:<br><br>
Starting using Ccleaner regularly. (cleaned out part of the registry it shouldn't?)<br>
Installed BF2142 Demo<br>
Installed updated DirectX.<br><br>
The one im thinking is the guilty party is my DirectX install. I dont have much stuff on my PC i need to keep, and what i do want to keep i have backed up onto a DVD-RW.<br><br>
So im just going to do a reformat, and do a fresh install of... everything.<br><br>
If that fails, then im going to RMA my 7900GT. I had the same type of error with the 7900GTX i briefly had, and it turned out the card was bad.<br><br>
When the 7900GTX was bad, it would run ATiTool perfectly without errors, but could not get through 3DMark '06 with serious errors.<br><br>
I let this run, and came back after dinner and it had an error saying something about DirectX. I didn't actually watch it to see if it gave the same kind of artifacting so im going to do that now.<br><br>
If it doesnt artifact in 3d mark then i'll rule out hardware problem for the time being, and do a reformat.<br><br>
If after the reformat i have the same problems, i will have to dig a bit deeper.<br><br>
(If i install the same drivers as what im currently using, then i know the problem)<br><br>
When i do reformat, i will give it a couple of days running on the older version of DX9.0c i was using. if thats fine, i will then try DX9.0c August 06, and see if that brings back the problem.
 

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Did a reformat.<br><br>
This time the dx webupdater worked, so im running latest DX with all my other stuff and now issues at all.<br><br>
reformatting ftw.
 

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I have the same exact problem as you. It's not too bad, and only happens in BF2142, which I never play. I can play COD2 as long as I want and not have this happen. I just don't want to reformat since I did like 3 weeks ago when I installed my SLi-DR. But thanks shedding some light on this.
 

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My problem started when i got the BF2142 demo, but only because to run it i had to get the latest version of DX. Seems my DX install got messed up., and that was causing the problem.
 

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</div>Weird, I'll try a reinstall, see what happens.
 

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Well, at the time, reinstalling DX got rid of the rebooting problem.<br><br>
But it now seems my 7900GT is faulty, and was causing all my CTD'ing, and was probably the cause of the reboots as well.<br><br>
I think the fact it stopped rebooting after the DX reinstall was just a coincidence.<br><br>
Also, i now have the full version of BF2142, and i'm loving it.<br><br>
The 1.01 patch wasn't really any good, but things are looking good for the upcoming 1.05 patch.<br><br>
Now im using my old 6200, i'm having no problems with the game at all. (Unless you count running fugly settings as a problem, lol)
 

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Yeah I reformatted and tried a different video card (6200LE). Still crashes. Motherboard is out for RMA <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown">
 

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Well on the brightside of hardware problems: Easy to fix.<br><br>
So long as you are able to RMA that is. If you can't, then it sucks big time.<br><br>
Can't underestimate lifetime warranties <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
It's why i waiting a week and chose a BFG over a LeadTek card.
 
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