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#1 mdw1961

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Posted Jan 31 2011 - 07:14 AM

Hi

I've started experiencing a strange rfactor problem in the last few weeks.

I can run the game fine in a variety of mods with graphic settings set at medium/high for most things. However, after about 10-15 minutes of driving, my computer just reboots itself.

If I restart rfactor I can again run for about 10-15 minutes before the same thing occurs. I've tried lowering graphics settings but to no avail.

I can run GPL maxed at 60fps and GT Legends with similar settings to rfactor with no problem at all. Only rfactor gives me this issue.

My rig is a bit ancient these days but it's served me well over the years.

Dell 3.0ghz Intel Pentium 4, 1024 RAM, Microsoft XP SP3, nvidia 9600GT, upgraded power supply, running in 1280x1024.

Any suggestions from the helpful community out there?

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#2 Bernd Nowak

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Posted Jan 31 2011 - 09:46 AM

I believe that you have a BSOD but Windows XP simply reboots. Try this: http://www.tunexp.co...th_auto-reboot/ to get a sense what's going wrong.

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Posted Jan 31 2011 - 11:30 AM

Thanks Bernd but the system is not set up to automatically restart under those settings (i.e. the box is already unchecked). I don't get the BSOD, just straight to restart. :confused:

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Posted Jan 31 2011 - 12:17 PM

So the systems just goes black and the normal boot process starts?
I would tend to think the power unit is not able to hold the power and power voltage reaches a lower value so that the computer restarts. A bad ram should give a blue screen or that the computer 'hangs'.
Mainboard and graphic card most of the times generate a blue screen.
But maybe you get some more thoughts from others.

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Posted Jan 31 2011 - 01:05 PM

My guess would be RAM  :unsure:

You say you've upgraded the power supply. Was that recently? could be faulty  :unsure:

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Posted Jan 31 2011 - 02:57 PM

Yeah, I'm guesstimating two things: Like Dark said, RAM (can go faulty invisibly), Windows crashes, or overloaded power supply.

The latter seems a bit less likely though, first thing I'd do is hook up another bootable hard drive with a clean install of Windows and (only) rFactor. Then you'd be able to determine if it's a software problem (if problem goes away, it's likely to be). And I'm betting it's good old Windows wreaking havoc again, as is its habit.

(Good news is, y'can always migrate to Mac OS X and run rFactor there though!  :P )

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Edited by Rudy Dingemans, Jan 31 2011 - 03:00 PM.





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