Mass Effect 2 Discussion
Yep sounds like the power supply and you may also want to reset all your overclock settings to default, and see if that helps with the crash issue. Outside of that if you get blue screen crashes under intensive load, you may want to check your ram and make sure you don't have any bad sticks, and cross check and see if you have any defective ram slots in your motherboard. Any of those things can cause PC crashes. But as you stated your problem most likely lies with the power supply. I would suggest the corsair 1000 watt modular power supply or higher, or the equivalent in the Antec versions.
[Edited by stjimmy69, 6/21/2010 7:14:30 AM]
Is this a computer you have build your self or buyed?
It seems like you have some mismatch in your hardware.
I will recommand to programs to you.
1. download Revo Uninstaller, free or pro version.
2. download Diskeeper, trail version or pay for a full version.
Run Revo Uninstaller remove game complete and then run Diskeeper for defragmenting your disk. Reinstall and see what happens.
[Edited by Shepard, 6/20/2010 11:11:05 PM]
I noticed voltage spikes near full load - i ran prime95 benchmark and used Everest to monitor the voltages on the board.
I de-frag my drives every week with Auslogics Boostspeed - its supposedly the best de-frag/cleaning utility around.
Already tried all manner of combinations of running the game and uninstalling/installing. Tried around 5 different graphics and sound card drivers, 3 different physx drivers and various combinations of patches/DLCs'. All the same conclusion
Oh also obviously tried running the game at lowest graphics and resolution and noticed that the game went on for far longer without crashing but the GPU never once over-heated (as far as i know its never gone above 70 degrees and most people's 4890's run far hotter than that)
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