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Michael Van Poecke

FSX Crashes My Computer

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Hi guys can anyone help me on here?

 

I have been using FSX for around 2 years now with no problems untill a few months ago when all of a sudden FSX will crash and display a blank screen for 2 second then shutdown my computer. The sim will only run for about 10-20 mins which is extremely frustrating. There is no warning or fatal error message. I have tried deleting the FSX.CFG file incase it has become corrupted but with no joy. I aslo thought the CPU could be overheating so I got a CPU temp monitor, when the comoputer is idle its at about 55-65 centigrade and when FSX is running its at 75-85 centigrade which seems to be normal.

 

Has anyone ever came accross this problem or have any fixes for it?

 

System Spec

 

Win 7 64-bit Home Premium SP1

Intel Core i3 CPU M370 @ 2.40 Ghz Quad Core

4 GB RAM

ATI Radeon HD 5470

 

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Temps seem high - you might want to remove your cooler and put some new thermal paste on. I have these issue anytime I overclock to high.


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I'd try a benchmark program to test the stability of your computer. This smells like a hardware error of some kind.

 

You can get 3DMark and Passmark BurnInTest for free.


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Ok so I have ran the stress test using BurnIt Test and it reported no errors except from my optical drive which I already knew about, Then I ran just the CPU test and after a few mins the computer displayed a blank screen and then shutdown just the same as FSX, this is the first time it has done this outside of FSX so im guessing its the CPU overheating it displyed temps of 90 centigrade. So I guess I should try the heat sink paste thing or is there any other way of cooling my CPU and by the way its a laptop not a desktop, Thanks.

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Your Temperatures are to high, apply new termal paste, change your cooler(stock cooler may need to be replaced sometimes too) or something like that. Use CoreTemp: http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/ or real temp http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/ to check your temperatures. Under Stress test, your temperatures are going to high, just like under fsx, and PC is shuting down to protect the CPU. I think Idle temps are too high too.


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For now, you could try putting your computer in a cold environment. Like a cold room perhaps. I think there are also cooling pads or something for computers out there as well.

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60+ deg C at idle on an I3 at stock speeds is wayyyyy too high. Have you checked that the fan on your CPU cooler is running and the cooling fins are not clogged with dust? If that's not it, then the thermal interface material may have hardened and shrunk, or possibly the heat sink hold-downs have come loose and it is no longer making good physical contact with the TIM/CPU face.

 

I'd replace the CPU cooler with a decent aftermarket one and use a good nonconductive TIM paste, like Arctic Cooling MX-2.


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