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DaCheese



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:54 pm    Post subject: Shutdowns with GRID Reply with quote

The GRID crowd will I'm sure have noticed that I often vanish without warning. That's my PC shutting itself down. GRID is probably the closest to a pummeling my PC gets so it might well be getting a bit warm (the mesh over the front fan gets pretty dusty on a regular basis and if that's an indication of the state of the whole thing it needs a clearout). Any other suggestions for what to try if that doesn't work?
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HotSWAT



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well I did a good few things when that happened to my PC (yes it's all solved now)

1: update all your drivers.

2: make sure you aren't overheating, dust on my CPU fan made my PC run hot

3: use a registry cleaner/fixer to get rid of bad registry entries. here is the one I used*

4: anti-virus scan.

my problem was with bad drivers and overheating.

*boot up program, Tools/Registry Cleanup/Do Them All. then tick all of the errors it finds and remove them. Try doing this 3 or 4 times.
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JawZ



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

try the simple approach of reducing graphics/resolution see if that helps?
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Dantski



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

buy a 2nd hamster + wheel
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bunsenjetson



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I started playing, it would crash and I'd get the message "Grid executable has stopped working" after about 5-10 mins play. Jawz might be right because I just lowered a few of the graphics elements and it seems to have stopped crashing.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep.. overheating

clean everything well and reduce quality... both help in the heat stakes. My half dead machine if left playing replays of grid will die in about 20 minutes....
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DanTheMan



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right, TWEAKS,,,,

Open the hardware_settings_config.xml file (in you grid folder)

Change POSTPROCESSING to false
change BLUR to false
" " SHADOWMASKING to off or low

If you need to reset everything just delete the folder and the game will make a new one.

To check temperatures, download Everest and look at the system sensor while playing (alt+tab)

my gfx cards only go up by 5-10 degrees,, but a vac out did do them some good and settle the system.
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HotSWAT



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

u shouldn't need to lower any settings to stop your system overheating. Unless you've been overclocking, the overheating coud come from dust clogging up your fan, or something blocking the airflow, e.g. your PC is backed up against a wall. Maybe your PC is under direct sunlight alot of the time...these things could affect your system heat alot.
(my CPU fan had a small bit of fluff on it, u had to look close to actually see it, but when i removed it, my CPU's average temperature dropped by 8 degrees)
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All those setting equal to less work for the cpu/gpu equalling a cooler system anyway, they aren`t things you can notice at speed anyway.
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