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Tek-fu
12-31-2006, 04:58 PM
Ok, this is starting to seriously annoy me.

Sometimes (not every time) when R6V crashes (MP or SP, but rarely in SP) the CPU will continue to be operating at MAX after the game is closed. I have a desktop CPU/RAM monitor active at all times. Verified with task manager.

Now..I've looked at all my processes running, and know that R6VEGAS_GAME.EXE isn't running (post crash). However, a rundll32.exe is eating 1/2 my CPU (wasn't there before I ran R6V). When I end this process, my CPU usage goes down...until I close the task manager. Then the task manager (taskmgr.exe) starts taking up 1/2 the CPU. I've left the task manager up (to test a theory) and opened an IE window. When I closed the IE window, the process (iexplorer.exe) was still there and taking up 1/2 my CPU usage. It seems that after that fatal crash (in R6V) that any program that I close will take over that % of the CPU. This all sounds crazy to me, but I've tested it time and time again. Closed Windows Media Player to test (wmplayer.exe), same thing...

I literally have to hard crash my computer to reboot it when this happens because no programs will respond due to no CPU being available to it.

I've talked to some other people who have had the same issues.

I'm wondering if this could possibly damage my system in any way? I HATE hard crashing my comp (holding pwr button till pwr-off w/out proper shut-down), and I HATE that a game I love is forcing me to do it....

I hope this made sense. Any help/knowledge would be appreciated.

<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">Pic of CPU monitor after crash in R6V:</span>

http://www.geocities.com/jonathandevious/CPU1.jpg <div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Motherboard: ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+ (optimized)
Memory: 2048 MB (1GBx2) PC3200 400MHz Dual Channel DDR
Hard Drive: 250 GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM
Hard Drive: 160 GB External WD Black Book (storage)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX (x2, SLI enabled, Driver v93.71)
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2

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Tek-fu
12-31-2006, 04:58 PM
Ok, this is starting to seriously annoy me.

Sometimes (not every time) when R6V crashes (MP or SP, but rarely in SP) the CPU will continue to be operating at MAX after the game is closed. I have a desktop CPU/RAM monitor active at all times. Verified with task manager.

Now..I've looked at all my processes running, and know that R6VEGAS_GAME.EXE isn't running (post crash). However, a rundll32.exe is eating 1/2 my CPU (wasn't there before I ran R6V). When I end this process, my CPU usage goes down...until I close the task manager. Then the task manager (taskmgr.exe) starts taking up 1/2 the CPU. I've left the task manager up (to test a theory) and opened an IE window. When I closed the IE window, the process (iexplorer.exe) was still there and taking up 1/2 my CPU usage. It seems that after that fatal crash (in R6V) that any program that I close will take over that % of the CPU. This all sounds crazy to me, but I've tested it time and time again. Closed Windows Media Player to test (wmplayer.exe), same thing...

I literally have to hard crash my computer to reboot it when this happens because no programs will respond due to no CPU being available to it.

I've talked to some other people who have had the same issues.

I'm wondering if this could possibly damage my system in any way? I HATE hard crashing my comp (holding pwr button till pwr-off w/out proper shut-down), and I HATE that a game I love is forcing me to do it....

I hope this made sense. Any help/knowledge would be appreciated.

<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">Pic of CPU monitor after crash in R6V:</span>

http://www.geocities.com/jonathandevious/CPU1.jpg <div class="ev_tpc_signature">

__________________________________________________ ______________

Motherboard: ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+ (optimized)
Memory: 2048 MB (1GBx2) PC3200 400MHz Dual Channel DDR
Hard Drive: 250 GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM
Hard Drive: 160 GB External WD Black Book (storage)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX (x2, SLI enabled, Driver v93.71)
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2

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Tek-fu
12-31-2006, 11:17 PM
Midnight bump..still looking for some answers.

Thanks.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Motherboard: ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+ (optimized)
Memory: 2048 MB (1GBx2) PC3200 400MHz Dual Channel DDR
Hard Drive: 250 GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM
Hard Drive: 160 GB External WD Black Book (storage)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX (x2, SLI enabled, Driver v93.71)
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2

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germ1234
01-01-2007, 12:50 AM
another reason to fix the damn crashes. really amazing that this guy with specs that blow my already high ones out of the water gets this type of problem.

ubi, where's your accountability? i used to respect you guys

Tek-fu
01-01-2007, 11:22 AM
I'm thinking this has something to do with the dual core...but I can't seem to get the techies on this forum to respond to this one....<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Motherboard: ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+ (optimized)
Memory: 2048 MB (1GBx2) PC3200 400MHz Dual Channel DDR
Hard Drive: 250 GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM
Hard Drive: 160 GB External WD Black Book (storage)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX (x2, SLI enabled, Driver v93.71)
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2

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Tek-fu
01-01-2007, 10:36 PM
.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

Tek-fu
01-02-2007, 05:52 AM
I'm glad this got moved to the proper section of the forums. I totally forgot about this section due to being so caught up with trolling the PC discussion section.

However, whichever mod moved this could have been courteous enough to PM me to let me know of the move. Otherwise I would have thought it deleted. I'm just glad that, at that point, I thought to look here...

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__________________________________________________ ______________

Motherboard: ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+ (optimized)
Memory: 2048 MB (1GBx2) PC3200 400MHz Dual Channel DDR
Hard Drive: 250 GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM
Hard Drive: 160 GB External WD Black Book (storage)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX (x2, SLI enabled, Driver v93.71)
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2

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