Every now and then playing BF2 my game will first freeze up for a few seconds then it will crash to a blue screen with white dots. What is the deal with this?
well it depends. You gonna let us know where to start ? perhaps your specs would help ... off the top of my head i would say: Bad drivers heat issue vid card dx incompatibility shader issue power issue too many processes running while trying to play umm there ya go ...we can narrow that down when you give us some more info.
Well the comps and Insprion XPS Gen1 with most of the bells and whistles. As far as I know the drivers are up to date It could be heat as I have been having what I think are heat issues as I do beleave that my model does have heat problems (I've been trying to solve it and many people who own these comps complain about heat. Vid card is a Radeion 9800 mobility DX is the newest version I don't know about shaders Power? Processes running, as far as I know the only things running in the backgroud is norton, windowsblinds, the touch pad drivers, and dell quickset.
TimeLapseProcesses running, as far as I know the only things running in the backgroud is norton, windowsblinds, the touch pad drivers, and dell quickset.
Hmm, windowblinds, do you realise that windowblinds uses DX effects to display the desktop and that may be clashing with BF2? I suggest disabling all non-essential background processes and trying again. Also don't assume that they are the only things running, in the background most Dells are a morass of trivial processes that chip away at your cpu power.
Run Msconfig and check your startup processes, then get "process explorer" to really check out your background processes, you will find it surprising how much stuff your average Dell PC is running in the background .
I now know that it can't be heat as I just turnd the comp on and first thing played BF2 and it did crash to blue screen. Also this never happens to me while I'm playing multiplayer. This only happens playing SP or if I start a LAN game just to fool around and explore by myself with no bots or players. Edit: Windowsblinds was not all the problem I still crashed. Could it just be the fact that I have an ATI card and this game was deseigned/tested on nvidia?