Crashing during games

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Machead III, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. Machead III macrumors 6502

    Machead III

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    I'm getting occasional crashes when gaming, and not only when overclocking (happens without o/c, happened before I've ever o/ced, so not related).

    The game will freeze, the sound will stutter for a few seconds, then my MacBook Pro (C2D) will shut itself down, sometimes, but not always, displaying the blue screen of death.

    Hasn't happened when I'm not gaming. The laptop itself doesn't feel particularly hot at all when this happens, and can happen 1 minute into a game or 1 hour.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Frozonecold macrumors 6502

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    Does this happen when you are using Bootcamp?
     
  3. Machead III thread starter macrumors 6502

    Machead III

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    Yep, in Windows XP SP2.

    Itdoesn't appen regularly enough to make games unplayable. Sometimes it won't happen at all, and most games autosave - but it's a little unnerving.
     
  4. R.R.Mac macrumors regular

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    that happens to me on my iBook G4 as well. Not on windows though :)
     
  5. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    I have no idea if this is related but Microstink runs a bunch of stuff on start up in XP. I was having constant HL2 craches and audio lock up & loops.They had some cures on their support page and this was one. By starting my machine without these things running has eliminated these crashes. I turned off three things system ini,process win, load start up this was under the run then msconfig field. This is was on a PC by the way.
     
  6. Machead III thread starter macrumors 6502

    Machead III

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    Right, I'll give that a go. The crashes are getting more frequent. I'll also defrag my HD, because I haven't bothered to fix anything after a month of (infrequent up to now) crashes.

    I'll also free up some disk space. There was only 1gig left, and maybe that was freaking it out.
     
  7. Squirl macrumors newbie

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    I also have a problem where games crash, only it happens every time that I try to play a game in Windows, I have a MacBook Pro 15'. I play a game for a while and then I hear the fan or something start to speed up, even in games that are not graphically intensive. I tried underclocking my graphics card and memory, and that seemed to delay the crash but it still crashed. When it crashes, it crashes and then immediately restarts
     

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