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Windows 7: Fallout 3 Windows 7 64-bit premium

02 Apr 2010   #1

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Fallout 3 Windows 7 64-bit premium

I have fallout 3 with all of the addon content and latest patch. I can not run the program normally as it will freeze randomly in game and quite quickly. My computer can run it on full graphics smoothly and finely yet however the game freezes randomly.

Here is some info regarding my computer: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Intel Core i3 processor 530, 6gb ddr3, integrated intel gma hd graphics (i added in a geforce 8600 GT graphics card), 1 tb HDD, dvd super multi drive, multi-inone digital media manager, realtek high definition audio.

I see people had problems with multi processors and were able to fix it HOWEVER! I am using a single core processor and get freezing problems, what happens is when i start playing the game itll freeze within the next minute or five minutes or even 10 seconds!
I have tried running it on compatibility mode on windows 7 vista service pack 2 and with run as administrator yet it did not work, i also tried windows xp service pack 3 compatibility mode as administrator yet no avail. I also noticed some people think it is a permissions issue regarding the documents/mygames/fallout3 and they all have full permissions in fact my computer and account has full permissions to everything on my computer so I found that to not be the issue. I have also tried the suggestion I saw someone had with a similar but not same error with changing the theme to basic, still did not help. I think it is the 64 bit, if possible is there a way to change it to 32 bit to run the game and then switch it back when im not? The game is useless not working ): I hope I can fix this

Also if internet has anything to do with it im using t1 fiber optic cable

It is disappointing that many still have this issue and the game developers have yet to have a easy patch update for this problem.

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02 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Did you update your graphics drivers?
NVIDIA DRIVERS 197.13 WHQL
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02 Apr 2010   #3

what is os?
 
 

yes my drivers are completely updated and i recently tried the disable desktop configuration under compatibility for the application and it made it last about a minute or half longer ingame before freezing.
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02 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Have you updated your Direct X Files? Contrary to popular belief even though Windows 7 is DX11 capable, you STILL need to update the DX9 files. And Microsoft continues to update all the DX files so updates are still in order.

Web installer - Download details: DirectX End-User Runtime. if you have issues getting it to update, then download the entire 104MB file here Download details: DirectX Redist (February 2010)

Also have you seen/looked through this thread? - Fallout 3 on Windows 7.
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02 Apr 2010   #5

what is os?
 
 

yes i have seen the thread and read through it carefully, the majority of their errors are not like mine, theirs are merely launching errors. My error consists of freezing when ingame for 10-30 seconds of playing, also thank you for the update i have ran it and installed and downloaded all the updates within that listed program. But don't i use direct x 10? or is it just with the game? The error still happens either way at the moment unfortunately
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02 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Even though Fallout 3 is a Direct x 10 you'll still want to update your DX files anyway as Microsoft is alway updating the older as well as newer DX files.

More suggestions here - Fallout 3 on Windows 7.

Something else to consider, and is posted in that rather long thread, is to clean out your save files. Delete or move all but the last five save games. Whenever I had lagging or crashes I'd that, in addition to turning off the radio, and things would go back to normal.

Give it a try.
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02 Apr 2010   #7

what is os?
 
 

Yes, however; the suggestions in those forums i have looked at all yet they do not encounter the same exact issue i do, not crashing but freezing my whole system. During gameplay it freezes my whole system and In attempt to fix the problem ive restarted about 60ish times. The driver update made it take longer to freeze I think.

I have tried like everyway possible to fix this yet it has not work it has come to my attention that the game developers need to work some and create a windows 7 64 bit working patch they have had more than enough time & all latest sold computers issue windows 7.
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02 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jass View Post

I see people had problems with multi processors and were able to fix it HOWEVER! I am using a single core processor and get freezing problems, what happens is when i start playing the game itll freeze within the next minute or five minutes or even 10 seconds!
Isn't a corei3 530 a dual core processor? That's not a single core. Have you tried that fix for the dual core use? I did it, and don't ever get any more freezing like I did. Not sure if the entry is already in there, with a dual core processor, if it's not, might add it in there to test it out at least. Never know..
Fallout 3: Video/Display Freezes, sound keeps going

Also, have you tried turning off Hyper Threading if you have it on? Might be worth a shot to test that out as well.
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02 Apr 2010   #9

what is os?
 
 

From what I was told by the store manager, i3 is a single core processor its just a super strong one, thank you i will try this and keep you updated
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02 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Every information I can find on it says it's a dual core processor, and it has Hyper threading, not a single core. Even from Intel itself.

Intel® Core? i3-530 Processor (4M Cache, 2.93 GHz) with SPEC Code(s) SLBLR

Still try the suggestions, it's not going to hurt to try both.
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