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Windows 7: First BSOD stress test crash.

04 Jul 2014   #51

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint

Magic of light, Please try this. Shut Steam down completely. Go to the Steam folder, open it and Delete all folders in steam except the Steam EXE and Sreamapps. Leave only those folders. Reboot the machine then start the steam exe file. Steam will reinstall itself and recreate all files and folders, they will send you an email with a code on it you have to put in to verify it is your machine. Once you put the code in, your machine will be authorized and you will have to sign in to steam. This whole process will take about 5-10 minutes, but you will have a new install. In the process maybe will install the missing files for that game.

In the link you provided, you will notice that one of the recommendations was to run the game in XP SP3 mode. That should tell you the game was made for XP, but will run on Windows seven if you have the proper Direct X files installed. It seems to me that your problem is not having the proper files installed since most of your problems are in Steam games, and usually the older ones. As I understand it, you don't really have a problem except in Steam.

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04 Jul 2014   #52

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit

I have already tried that method unfortunately. The game used to play mostly ok, but my crashes in steam games have been happening for about 6 months now, and its been getting progressively worse with time. Even the game terraria used to play fine all the time, but random crashes still...but lately its gotten unplayable it crashes so often. I left torchlight 2 open for an hour and a half trying to get it to crash and it wont. Its like my pc just started hating terraria all of the sudden for no reason.

I went to the torchlight 2 folder and reinstalled directx 9 to replace the files, no effect. Nothing I do has any effect on this problem, so it has to be hardware. Thanks for trying though. Its not a game im just getting into, i played this game for almost 600 hours on this pc with the same drivers and setup I have now. Ill start replacing hardware till it fixes the issue.
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04 Jul 2014   #53

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit

Ok update, there is an option in the terraria video settings called Multicore lighting. I disabled it and i played the game for 3 hours with no crashes. I have no idea why, but maybe the tech that said it was probably my cpu was onto something.
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