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#1 15 years ago

ok, i've been playing hl2 for a few days, for about 2-3 hours a day. one night, i decided to play it 5 hours straight. and then it suddenly crashed leaving jumbled and random letters, patterened artifacts and more. its the ugliest thing i've seen, had to unplug the computer to restart, and next time i played it, i was only able to play it for about a minute or 2 before it crashed again. I tried cooling it down, but I have no idea what the hell is going on. please help. thanks specs: windows xp sp2 pro P4 2.4 Ghz Ati Mobility 9000 64mb (this is on a laptop. not best quality but still works) 512 DDR ram




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#2 15 years ago

Sounds like your laptop is having heat issues? Or your vid card is overheating?




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#3 15 years ago

thats what i was kinda thinkin.. does that mean my video card is fried and did permanent damage? I can still watch dvds and operate other windows application just fine. It just crashes with hl2. Does anyone have other opinions?




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#4 15 years ago
alcyone1023thats what i was kinda thinkin.. does that mean my video card is fried and did permanent damage? I can still watch dvds and operate other windows application just fine. It just crashes with hl2. Does anyone have other opinions?

Thats because HL2 puts a lot of stress on the card and machine. I am not really up on laps, maybe someone better will chime in




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#5 15 years ago

ok, i tried reinstalling the drivers, and now i get the classic blue screen of death. says theres still something wrong with the driver ati3doug.dll or something.. i tried reinstalling the drivers but still not working. it crashes as soon as I load the game..