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    Machine playing up??

    Ive had my comp a while and had a few problems with it, but now it wont play any games ive got. for example, battlefield 2 which has always worked now wont boot; bioshock has reverted to its default graphics and when i try to change the res it crashes; crysis wont load etc what is going on??? everything else seems to work fine.

    all help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Machine playing up??

    What temps are you getting?

    Maybe you should reinstall the gfx driver, a pain, but it sounds like a prob with gfx card.

    Try downloading (and using) the Video Card Stability Test prog from Video Card Stability Test - Stress Testing & Benchmark the speed of your 3D graphics video card, it may show if you have a problem with your card.

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    Re: Machine playing up??

    maybe when you installed a game it installed an earlier version of directx that isn't compatible with crysis or battlefield, or your overclocked cpu is going a bit wierd you could have pushed it a bit too far for too long, or you just need to reinstall graphics as vinnyT said.

    basically - reinstall graphics, directx and clock your cpu a bit lower.

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    Re: Machine playing up??

    Clean out the dust in your GFX card's HSF.

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    Re: Machine playing up??

    thanks for the advice, ive tried the video stability test and nothing happens, its fine. so im not sure what to do, i reinstalled the graphics drivers, do you think i should reinstall the games??

    oh and temps are normal, my gfx at load is at 61C and cpu is at 51-52C

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    Re: Machine playing up??

    In that case, back up any data you have and try running Scandisk. If that doesn't work then try re-installing Windows. You could give "Repair" a try first.

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