A rather strange problem with KOTOR crashing the entire computer in a fight. -1 reply

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#1 12 years ago

[COLOR=RoyalBlue]First of all, hello and good day to all of you. It's kind of funny that my first post should be on my birthday.

Anyways, my problem is this:

My dad bought me this new system two weeks ago. Since then I've wanted to play Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic on it, but have been unable to for various reasons. First, the pre-installed video card was not compatible. So we pulled the other card out of the older computer--which was an older NVIDIA model, and installed it. The game worked and ran well, except as soon as I encountered a fight in the game where blasters were blazing, it would freeze, make an odd noise, and the entire system would crash and reboot. So today we installed a new ATI Radeon X700Pro, and then game ran smoother and sharper than ever; except I experienced the same problem in a fight with NPCs. (The system crashing.) When I contacted LucasArts about this problem, they said it was a problem with the computer and told me to contact Gateway, which I am obviously doing now. It should be noted that my system is more than up-to-par to play this game, and the new video card is of a newer make than the minimum one they suggest you use. It should also be noted that my dad advised me to max out all of the available graphics features in the game. I've tried it with a little bit lower settings, and still the same thing. I did so also with the older NVIDIA card before I got the new one, on various settings, and it still would crash even at the lowest settings.

Unfortunately, neither LucasArt nor Gateway could help me. I am now playing Doom 3, and there are no problems at all with that game.

Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. [/COLOR]




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#2 12 years ago

Do you have enough Ram?




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#3 12 years ago

[COLOR=RoyalBlue]More than enough. 1.98 GB. Take my word for it: all of the specs are more than adequate. I had one Gig of memory, but last night my dad added even more.

Maybe I'll try uninstalling and reinstalling. [/COLOR]




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#4 12 years ago

What about your drivers? If the drivers are the ones that came with the card, then they are probably older than the game itself. Since they are older than the game itself, the game probably wont ahve compatibility built in (I had a similar problem on my NVidia6600)




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#5 12 years ago

[COLOR=RoyalBlue]I downloaded the latest ATI drivers as well.

Also, I have now discovered that it is not just KOTOR. I was looking at a video on Myspace that someone posted in their comments, and the same thing happened. Twice, and on two different pages! So apparently when it sees a certain type of video--and I have no idea what type of video that may be, since I can view most videos safely--it shuts down.

When I rebooted, my computer sent an error report to Microsoft. The result of that report told me that Microsoft doesn't know what the problem is, either.

Here are my system specs, which I downloaded from Gateway's website (not from my computer itself), under my system's model:

702GE Specifications

4327 Gateway® 702GE Computer Specifications Case Dimensions (H × W × L) 16.8 × 8 × 17.5 inches Weight 37 lbs Processor Brand: Intel® Pentium® 4 with Hyper-Threading Technology Speed: 3.2 GHz System Bus 800 MHz Cache Memory 1 MB on die Level 2 System Memory (RAM) 1.0 GB Expandable to 2.0 GB Type of Memory (RAM) PC3200 DDR SDRAM Hard Drive Type: Serial ATA Size: 250.0 GB Graphics Intel GMA900 onboard graphics MPEG Yes Audio Intel high-definition Speakers External amplified stereo speakers Modem 56 Kbps* ITU V.92-ready PCI internal fax modem *Capable of receiving 56 Kbps downloads. However, current regulations limit download speed to 53 Kbps. Network Integrated Gigabit Ethernet Optical Drive Double layer 16X/16X/4X DVD+/-RW drive Removable Storage 8-in-1 digital media manager (media card reader) Expansion Bays  External 3.5-inch bays: 2 (one used for media card reader)  Internal 3.5-inch bays: 3 (one used for hard drive)  External 5.25-inch bays: 2 (both used for optical drives) Expansion Slots  PCI-E x16: 1  PCI-E x1: 1  PCI: 3 Input/Output Ports  7 USB 2.0 ports; one front in media card reader, six on rear of computer  1 10/100 Ethernet  1 Parallel port  3 IEEE 1394 port; two on front, one on rear of computer  1 Serial port  1 PS/2 keyboard port  1 PS/2 mouse port  7 Audio ports; two on front, five on rear of computer Keyboard Premium multimedia Mouse 2-button wheel

Video card: ATI Radeon X700Pro (Installed it myself.)

Obviously, I added that last line myself. Also note: The latest ATI drivers have been downloaded and installed; and my dad installed 2 GIG of memory. [/COLOR]




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#6 12 years ago

I think its your old nvidia driver that are fucking everything up, if you dont have anytning against it ill reformat the HD if I was you




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#7 12 years ago

[COLOR=RoyalBlue]Well, I fixed it. It turns out that it wasn't the video that was the problem at all; it was the sound. I downloaded new audio drivers and have not had any problems thusfar. Odd that the audio would cause Windows to crash.[/COLOR]




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#8 12 years ago

Good for you, btw you might get problems if running Dantooine with an ATI card