I have been having some rather disappointing problems with games on Windows
64 bit XP Pro. Aside from some of my normal programs not working on the 64
bit platform almost any game I play seems to cause my computer to lock up
after a few minutes of play. The two games I have had serious and consistent
problems with are Command and Conquer Generals (with 1.07 patch) and Half
Life 2. In either game I can either let it run on the opening screen for
maybe 5 minutes and the computer will lock up, or I can try to play a game
in which case lock up occurs much more rapidly. The screen looks normal,
just no response from the computer. The audio will also stick to whatever
the last noise was prior to lockup. An oddity was Counterstrike Source in
which I could run the video stress test (a very good 140's average fps) and
could even run the game for quite a while with no problems.
I tried a copy of 32 bit windows XP Pro and it seemed to work fine, just a
little slower. I reformatted and reinstalled my 64bit copy and am still
having the same game problems.
I have found very inconsistent response online so far, i.e. some people have
horrible problems with 64 bit and some have none. My hardware is listed
below. If anyone has any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated
(including telling me if Windows will do a return/exchange with me for 32
bit if nothing works out). On these lines can I install Windows 32 bit XP
Pro that I got on a Dell if I contact Microsoft (it did not come with the
actual Windows cd so I am guessing not, but figured I would ask).
My temps have been normal (degrees Celcius): Mobo in low 40's, CPU in 30's,
Video card in low 50's high 40's.
>I have been having some rather disappointing problems with games on Windows
>64 bit XP Pro.
>MSI NVidia 7800GTX Video
Which Nvidia driver version do you have installed? That may help
people make a more accurate guess about your problem.
J. Eric Durbin
The video driver is nVidia ForceWare 78.01 (released just a few days/week
ago). The problem was actually resolved by another user on Asus' forum who
told me it was their sound driver. Indeed, I uninstalled Asus' driver and
installed NVidia's and it works fine now. BEWARE Asus mobo users, their
sound drivers are apparently NOT 64 bit compatible yet.
"J. Eric Durbin" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> On Mon, 5 Sep 2005 14:15:51 -0400, "Don Whaley" <(E-Mail Removed)>
>>I have been having some rather disappointing problems with games on
>>64 bit XP Pro.
>>MSI NVidia 7800GTX Video
> Which Nvidia driver version do you have installed? That may help
> people make a more accurate guess about your problem.
I given up on playing with X64,all my games are freezing BESIDES
Generals,Generals is the only game so far that i can play hours upon hours
without any problem.
> I given up on playing with X64,all my games are freezing BESIDES
> Generals,Generals is the only game so far that i can play hours upon hours
> without any problem.
Battlefield 2 works great and so does halo
in fact most of my games work fine.I would be looking for the problem
drivers and checking the logs.
Half Life 2 is no problem using Gigabyte ATI X800 & x64.