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#1 Posted at 2013-03-04 12:45        
     
I have just installed ARMA 2 with Arrowhead via Steam and sometimes when I go into the armoury and then eneter an armoury mission my whole computer just shuts down before I can get into the mission. Its almost as if the CPU or the Grphics card has got too hot and has shut down the whole system. I have an AMD X6 six core processor with 12 GB RAM and an ATI HD4800 graphics card and I havent experienced anything like this in any of my other games. I have reduced all of my settings in game to normal to speed it up a bit and the view distance is only set at 4km so its not exactly taxing my system you wouldnt think!

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#2 Posted at 2013-03-04 13:00        
     
Are you using any custom content? Maybe you are using DayZ?

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#3 Posted at 2013-03-04 13:11        
     
# Foxhound : Are you using any custom content? Maybe you are using DayZ?

I have DayZ installed but I wasnt playing it when it shut down - each time it was just as I was entering an armory mission or whilst paused and in an armory mission.

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#4 Posted at 2013-03-04 13:12        
     
Hi,

From a similar personal experience I suspect it might have to do with overheating of the graphics card. Even with more modest settings than all normal and a 2km view distance the card used to get incredibly hot even with two fans. One 48xx range card burned itself, then the replacement card also gave trouble, including causing a shutdown of the PC. Eventually I replaced it with a NVidia card to save me more frustration.

There is a dedicated thread on trouble with this type of card on the BIS forums:

BIS Forum troubleshooting thread on the 48xx range of cards

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#5 Posted at 2013-03-04 14:13        
     
# nats : I have DayZ installed but I wasnt playing it


Make sure it is not even active! You can have it installed but make sure it is not running. DayZ changes a lot and using it (having it active) while using the armory could actually cause the crash.

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#6 Posted at 2013-03-05 08:46        
     
Yeah I think its the graphics card - did it twice today. This game must really test the HD4850 cards! Will have to put the fan on manual whilst I play or something although its probably choked up with loads of dust as well.

Just out of interest if I wanted to get a different Nvidea Geforce card as a replacement for my Radeon HD4850 (between £70-100 cost) would anyone have any suggestions on a good one to buy that is perhaps very good value right now?

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#7 Posted at 2013-03-05 09:19        
     
If there is dust on it make sure to clean it, you should keep all your fans clean as dust kills the cooling.
I do not know if it is possible with that card but try to check the temps, while idle and while under stress.

If you want any feedback/help about what new hardware to get please be so kind to use this thread:
- Arma 2: OA / CO system requirements / upgrades / performance improvements


When I tell you to use a specific thread for hardware upgrades you should use the linked thread and not just continue!

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#8 Posted at 2013-03-07 02:51        
     
First make sure the fans look like they are running at correct speeds. If you can see them through the dust. :) If not, clean them. If the fan seems like it is running slow, see if you can get a drop of light oil on the fan shaft. (The oil has fixed them for me in the past. Although a pain to get to sometimes.) You can also try to use something I use for my HD-6970... 'MSI Afterburner' and make custom fan settings. This helps me on graphic intensive games, especially in the summer.

Hope that helps, just some of my thoughts. Oh and that was my first post, so hello everybody!