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Old 03-23-09, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default Random crashes on X3: Terran Conflict.

So randomly every 15 - 20 minutes X3 terran conflict locks up and I have to CTL ALT DELETE to get the task manager to shut it off.

When I look in the error messages in the log viewer, it says there is a problem with d3dx9_37.dll and nvd3dum.dll. I've tried different drivers. No dice. I think it may be an over heating problem. At the moment I'm useing 182.08 WHQL drivers.

I have a Core2 2.4 GHZ overclocked to 3.0GHZ and I have a GeForce 8800GTS at stock speeds. 4GB of RAM, and I'm running Windows 7. My hardware is usually 100% stable, but I haven't played a game that has pushed it in a while.

So... for the overheating... at time time of the crash the graphics card runs around 75C and the CPU runs at around 60C. Are those temps normal operation? Any ideas as to what's causing the crash.

Oh and one more thing, turning on AA and aniso filtering seems to make it crash quicker.
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Old 03-23-09, 09:10 PM   #2
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Windows 7 incompatibility? It looks like its a Direct3D error...
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Old 03-23-09, 09:13 PM   #3
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Default Re: Random crashes on X3: Terran Conflict.

hmmm.... people in egosoft forums say it works fine on Vista 64bit. I'm running Windows 7 32bit. I know it's a beta OS, but a lot of things run fine on it. Very similar core to Vista. Is there any way I can test if it's overheating or not?

If it was a windows 7 problem it seems like it would crash right away, not random once every 15 minutes.
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Old 03-23-09, 10:18 PM   #4
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Run some prime tests and try other games...
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Old 03-23-09, 11:50 PM   #5
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Run some prime tests and try other games...
That's the thing, other games are fine for the most part, but most of the games I play are old ones like Baldur's Gate II and World of Warcraft etc that don't really stress the GPU that much.
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