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Windows 7: StarCraft fix holy cow!

25 Sep 2009   #91
edithegodfather

windows 7
 
 

Mouch better, cheers .


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26 Sep 2009   #92
hax

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

doesn't help for me...

still freezes randomly only in starcraft and no other application.

newest nvidia drivers 191.03 don't help.

also I think the problem might be related to the fact that I use two 22" widescreen monitors.
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30 Sep 2009   #93
Black Macgyver

Windows 7
 
 

I too use dual screen Monitors (well one is TV) and i disable that to try and it looks like it worked a lot longer, but it still crashed in the end.
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30 Sep 2009   #94
hax

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

I think it's related to these factors:

nvidia gpu (almost for sure), amd processor (maybe), multiple monitors (likely)
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30 Sep 2009   #95
Freelancer852

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I have two monitors and don't experience that problem, you can rule that out. I also have an nvidia gpu, so it's most likely not that either. It sounds like you're just having some unique software conflicts relating to your system.

I can tell you that it's not a hardware problem at all, though it may be a problem with the hardware drivers (a la software).
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01 Oct 2009   #96
jtw7

Windows 7
 
 

hax and all,

I just had a lockup last night for the first time ever. I too have an 8800GT, but an Intel quad core (Q6600). I thought it may have been related to the length of time I was playing, but I just played for 3 hrs with no lockup. Mine may have just been an odd one-time glitch since I've only seen it once, but I thought I'd report it anyway. For what it's worth, I'm using the Nvidia drivers that came with Windows 7 (haven't gotten around to updating them).

-JT
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02 Oct 2009   #97
hax

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

thanks for the infos!

I have noticed that the things that "seemed" to help - like setting the affinity to one core don't help for me at all, just letting everything on default works better. still sometimes the game freezes on me after playing for one minute, sometimes I can play for 2 hours without a freeze ... I still think this has something to do with NVIDIA's drivers. The newest beta drivers addresses an issue with 2D applications returning to 3D application and setting back the gpu's clock wrong, which to me sounds like this could really be the issue. However I have installed the newest beta drivers, and still no luck - the game froze. Hopefully they'll address this issue furthermore in the stable version of the driver...
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02 Oct 2009   #98
Black Macgyver

Windows 7
 
 

I'd would love to agree with you Hax, but I don't think it's the Nvidia drivers as I don't have any hints of that on my gigabyte motherboard or Videocard (as it's AMD/ATI), and I still get the problem. I can't accurately time it on how often it crashes, as it is random. So far my best solution is exiting windows 7 and loading windows xp. VMWare fullscreen with starcraft crashes the system the same way but you can move the mouse all over the place, but keyboard locks up. Virtual PC works but you can't fullscreen unless change resolution.
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02 Oct 2009   #99
hax

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

update: since I have installed the newest nforce and geforce drivers my system has yet to lock up. I was even able to watch a movie on the one screen and play on the other (which previously would crash the game after a maximum of 5 minutes)...

so grab the latest geforce (191.03 - listed on nvidia.com as beta drivers!!!)
and nforce (15.49) and give it a try...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed ...
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09 Oct 2009   #100
hax

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

ok, I've narrowed the problem down a little more - it IS a software issue - if I run no other programs in the background like skype / miranda / winamp / vlc I have no crashes at all. Usually my starcraft gets very "laagy" for 1-3 seconds before the system freezes (while the sound still keeps playing) so I guess something wants to be rendered (like a skype popup / popin or something) and then the computer freezes...

once again: this only happens to me in 7 NOT in vista or any other os.
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