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    AKA_TG's Avatar Junior Member
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    Please help if you have similar system or solved similar problem.

    Problem: Screen freezes after several minutes in Perfect mode, usually when things start heating up battle wise.

    I have the following system

    Gigabyte 915P DR1 DDr2 compatible MOBO
    1MB Corsair memory DDR
    3.6Ghx P4 560 3.6G/1M/800
    Nvidia 6800 GT
    Audigy II Zs
    Segate 80 GB HD
    Win XP with SP2

    Perfect mode runs wonderfully for a few mins then locks up. No overclocking is being done. I also turned off sound in the IL2 setup and replaced Nvidia
    with older drivers reaisnalled Dx 9c several times.

    It seems to run stable in excellent (as far as I can tell) and I have run it in perfect mode for awhile too on line. I just cannot pin this one down and it is getting frustrating.

    Im out of ideas
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    Please help if you have similar system or solved similar problem.

    Problem: Screen freezes after several minutes in Perfect mode, usually when things start heating up battle wise.

    I have the following system

    Gigabyte 915P DR1 DDr2 compatible MOBO
    1MB Corsair memory DDR
    3.6Ghx P4 560 3.6G/1M/800
    Nvidia 6800 GT
    Audigy II Zs
    Segate 80 GB HD
    Win XP with SP2

    Perfect mode runs wonderfully for a few mins then locks up. No overclocking is being done. I also turned off sound in the IL2 setup and replaced Nvidia
    with older drivers reaisnalled Dx 9c several times.

    It seems to run stable in excellent (as far as I can tell) and I have run it in perfect mode for awhile too on line. I just cannot pin this one down and it is getting frustrating.

    Im out of ideas
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    methinks DX9c wont help you with opengl perfection.

    run il2setup, and make sure your video card has been chosen in the list.

    try backing the settings down till you get stable, then move one at a time and see what falls over.

    stop all running programs, only run PF ie nothing in the system tray like quicktime / virus / realplayer etc.

    dig further in these forums for more detailed help, but my advice is to try simple things first, then get complicated.

    not the other way around....
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    Could be overheating or power supply issues. Better go to the Community Support Forum and post your dxdiag.
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    Mirrors turned on? Thats an old one that got a lot of people early on, however I don't know whether the issue has been corrected, improved, or unchanged.
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    yeah it sounds suspect to me like an overheat issue. Your cpu fan and vcard fans running okay?
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    Go to the conf.ini file in the root directory and scroll down and set:

    water=0

    trees=1

    and see what happens.
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    I would suggest posting your dxdiag in community help. Also include temps, cpu, mobo and vid card. Include make & model of psu as well.
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    Best I can tell this is a driver issue possibly with creative or it may be in the game, I wish I had a clue.
    500 watt PS so no problem there.

    I have been ablt to run this game for hours in perfect mode as long as I do not load certain missions until I load others first so that tells me its (possibly) a driver problem.


    Im ready to yank this sound audigy II zs card out to see if it fixes things.

    This crashing is so unpredictable I cannot even tie it down to anything.

    If anyone knows how to send a report to Dxdiag or if there is any other support I could get ID appreciate it
    Thanks
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    Ok, TG the first thing is to go in an change the ram to each others socket. And then fly and see if that helps. This will help see if there is a bad ram address in one of the chips. Also if you have the speed tweek turned on in the bios try turning them off and see. I have seen this before and it mostly was a slow or bad ram chip. Or because of the ram getting hot from the speed tweek that is not the bios. Can't remember the name of the setting yet but will look.
    And I have seen where if you are playing online and this happens this will cause it.
    Your Network card and video card and soundcard all on the same IRQ. Now I know it says that you can share but I have seen this cause lockups and dropouts. So if that is going on move the sound card around and see if you can get the opsystem to change the IRQ's. Do a check and see what IRQ's you are using on what and post.

    Try these out and see if you get any better.
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