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Windows 7: StarCraft freezes after 1-5 minutes of playing

06 Nov 2009   #31
KnowledgeWorker

Windows 7 Professional (final) x64
 
 

@handcold: Ok that is bad news. I admit I didn't try it a second time, so then I had good luck only. Which graphics card + motherboard do you have/use again?


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06 Nov 2009   #32
bytebull

Windows 7 Premium Retail
 
 

I had a fix for this in vista but it's not working in 7 ..... working on my fix. some have said if you right click destop and personalize you don't get the crazy login colors. haven't tried it because that really isn't a FIX.

right now most people are complaining about the 1.16 patch asking for CD on 7 working on a registry fix for that as I write this post.
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06 Nov 2009   #33
handcold

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KnowledgeWorker View Post
@handcold: Ok that is bad news. I admit I didn't try it a second time, so then I had good luck only. Which graphics card + motherboard do you have/use again?
2 Radeon 4870s in crossfire
MSI 790FX-GD70

I tried it again earlier... it ran fine for about 20 minutes before freezing again.

Again, is there anybody who doesn't have problems running Starcraft in Windows 7 64-bit?
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06 Nov 2009   #34
hax

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

I had these Problems, and don't have them anymore. Disable skype and any other media players while playing starcraft and update to the latest graphic card drivers and chipset driver (for nivida -> Welcome to NVIDIA - World Leader in Visual Computing Technologies - latest gpu and !!!! nforce driver)
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07 Nov 2009   #35
KnowledgeWorker

Windows 7 Professional (final) x64
 
 

@hax: I've got the newest NVIDIA drivers. Or do you mean BETA drivers? I never had Skype or music running while playing SC. Or how do you mean disable?
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07 Nov 2009   #36
KnowledgeWorker

Windows 7 Professional (final) x64
 
 

Ok, I found two things, one solution (?) and one reason. Solution:
Quote:
Right click the Starcraft icon -> Properties -> Compatibility tab
Check ALL the Settings, but do NOT check Compatibility Mode
(Source: The article linked here)

*edit* Ok, doesn't work!

Reason (maybe):

Quote:
My theory is that it relates to widescreen monitors. I first installed it on my laptop (1280x768) and it had issues but the latest drivers and the DH mobility modder worked wonders in conjunction with changing the compatibility settings.
(Source)

What didn't work, is setting the "Extension limit" in the NVIDIA (Global 3D) settings to "On".
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08 Nov 2009   #37
hax

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KnowledgeWorker View Post
@hax: I've got the newest NVIDIA drivers. Or do you mean BETA drivers? I never had Skype or music running while playing SC. Or how do you mean disable?
I run 191.07 - but you could try updating to the beta drivers maybe that will help.

I meant just closing Skype and other unneeded programs while playing.

What also seemed to be important is to update windows, and also to update to the latest nvidia chipset drivers (nforce drivers), they released an update not so long ago.

hope that helps - as I said starcraft used to freeze on me every second/third game, and now it doesn't anymore at all. I haven't changed anything hardwarewise.
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08 Nov 2009   #38
KnowledgeWorker

Windows 7 Professional (final) x64
 
 

Isn't nforce included in the driver package anyway? Windows is always up to date for me.

Ok, so what did you do? ^^ The 191.07 drivers are not really "new" imho.

Btw., currently it works also for me, what did I do: I googled around and found the

Resolution Expander (v.5.1)


and after extracting it (seems you can put it anywhere), SC BW now works without any flaws (yet), although the resolution sadly didn't change. (Any idea how to make it work? Didn't use my Widescreen resolution 1680x1050 but the next smaller 1440x900.)
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09 Nov 2009   #39
KnowledgeWorker

Windows 7 Professional (final) x64
 
 

Ok, indeed the Resolution Expander didn't help in any way, except the single player is working, yet I get freezes while playing in Battle.net! -.-

Will now install the NVIDIA beta and although I doubt it'll help from looking at the Release Notes, I'll try. Another thing we should check:

Is anyone over- or underpowered in terms of PSU?

I know I'm somewhat slightly underpowered (500W, see stats), as I wrongly calculated my energy use when building my PC. Next time I'll do better or upgrade as soon this is absolutely necessary.
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14 Nov 2009   #40
YottaByte

Windows 7 RC build 7100
 
 

I have a 750W PSU and am encountering the same problems... it's definitely not due to underpowering...
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