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Elgato game capture hd help

Q: Elgato game capture hd help

I have a home made computer. Please note that i did not make it, I am not very tech-y. It has windows xp.
I just bought an Elgato Game Capture HD so i can play video games and put them on youtube.
the Elgato does not support windows xp, it does support windows 7 sp1.
My questions is what can i do?
I have all of the programs that i need on my computer already. I dont really want to spend another some-hundred dollars on a new computer and the programs and whatever else i might need. Just want to know my options. If i need to spend money on a new computer or something, please assist me with what to look for -cheaply. If i need to get a new computer, i would prefer a laptop, though this is not a necessity.

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A: Elgato game capture hd help

What platform are you playing the game son (PC, xbox, whichever)? Will make a difference to alternatives, depending on what you want to do- bit more detail please, sure we can sort it out for you

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Just today I got an Elgato Game Capture HD so that I could record myself on YouTube playing XBOX 360, XBOX 1 and Retro Game Consoles. I installed the latest version of the Elgato Game Capture software which required me to install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 and also required some sort of update for Windows 7. I also downloaded the latest version of the Elgato Game Capture HD Driver. I then opened up the Elgato Game Capture software only to find that it didn't recognize my Elgato Capture device. I went into the Device Manager only to find that there was a yellow ! under the Elgato Game Capture device. I double clicked it to see what the issue was and it gave me the Code 52 error. I tried typing something in CMD to solve the problem but that didn't help. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver but that didn't help. I know that the Device itself is not broken because when a console is hooked up to it then it would show on my HDMI monitor and Retro consoles are included.
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A:Elgato Game Capture HD Driver Problems Code 52

Update- I used Malwarebytes and Adwcleaner to remove viruses in case that was causing the issue. I also used wisecleaner to clean out my registry and here are the results-

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Let me know if U have any more suggestions for me as WiseCleaner still hasn't solved my problem yet.

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I have absolutely no Idea how to fix this,
I recorded some GTA V Xbox One, with my Newly purchase Elgato Game Capture HD.
The only settings I changed is the resolution:
I put it at [email protected] (with allowance to use 60fps or whatever that tick box was).
When fast movements are made in game, when I record for example and I jump and fall off a car roof, as shown in this video I made (https://youtu.be/refYFmQPooc). You see very early on in that video what I am talking about.
Any and all helpful replies are very much appreciated!
Please reply asap

NOTE: Glitch First happens at 24 seconds into the video

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When I'm trying to record something in theater mode it looks good and smooth and hd. But when I record it with Elgato it says "deinterlacing" and after that it looks laggy / crappy / not hd. I need to record good Black Ops 2 material with my ps3 / elgato please help me!

I heard that with ps3 you can get the quality better with some other wires, can someone explain how?

If you need anything else like my settings or computer specs please tell me!

I'm using Mac by the way.

-Maze

Please help!
 

A:Elgato Game Capture Device PROBLEM with Black Ops 2 [HELPME!]

Sounds like a configuration issue in your recording software/configuration.

There is no reason to deinterlace the video as it's a progressive signal (ie: 1080P) and you want to record it as a progressive signal (1080P).

As far as cables go, that device doesn't appear to offer an input options. Looks like you should be using an HDMI cable. For the most part, HDMI cables either work or they don't.
 

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I bought this Elgato capture card yesterday and I've been trying to get it to work. I've updated my driver, and changed the video quality on both of my monitors, along with the profile (quality) on the software but I keep getting this message:

I don't know what it means by "video output format" but I want to be able to record off of it, so thank you in advance if you know how to help me.

http://postimg.org/image/xo9n729c7/
the image link, if you can't see it.
 

A:Elgato Capture Card: Won't capture anythng

I'm not familiar with it. But based on the image, there is no input signal (upper right box - Game Capture HD "no signal").

So the error is likely trying to tell you to change the output video type of whatever you have connected.
 

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Whenever I plug in my elgato HD capture device my pc goes to a blue screen. So what happens is I plug my elgato into my computer and open up the elgato software (Game capture HD) And it initializes (I think that is how you spell it) the elgato and 5 seconds later it will crash... I tried to re-install the drivers and the Game capture HD Software but it still does the same thing. Here is a link to a video of my screen when it crashes - 
 
- Stormzeey 

A:Whenever I plug in my elgato HD capture device my pc goes to a blue screen

If anyone could help it would mean a lot!

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I don't know why, but the capture program on my laptop crashes whenever I hit "stop capture" after recording some gameplay footage. The software is up to date (2.0) and I don't know what else to do other than uninstall and reinstall the software. I was recording some gameplay footage earlier today and the program crashed as I hit stop recording. The video file didn't appear when I opened the program again but an m2ts file of the capture did appear in my videos folder with a bugged mp4 file. Options?

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i am trying to capture some slot machine games so i can play them on the road during commute time here is the site you have to put periods where they go
www penny-slot-machines com/free-slots html
any suggestion for programs southink does not capture shockwave only flash
 

A:Capture Shockwave game for offline use?

Try looking in your temporary internet files for files with a .swf extension. It might help to find them if you first clear the files and then go to the website to play a game. I'm not saying it will work for you but I have managed to save some flash videos that way. It was a long time ago, however.
 

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After getting my new ABS desktop PC I got from Newegg (ABS Computer Technologies Desktop Computer ALI052 Intel Core i3 6100 8 GB DDR4 1 TB HDD Windows 10 Home 64-Bit - Newegg.com), I can finally use my Roxio Game Capture HD Pro to record gameplay footage without any performance drops. I am using an HP Envy Dv7-7223cl laptop that I installed the capture software on to save the footage while recording. However, after trying it out for the first few times, I noticed a problem. When I played the captured footage on my laptop, I noticed that there was no audio that went with the video footage. I am using an HDMI cable to connect the desktop to the capture card and I know HDMI can send audio.

I looked into the issue and I heard something about enabling Stereo Mix to which I did that and I'm still not getting anything. My audio drivers are also up to date and they are for Realtek HD Audio. Any help is appreciated.

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Hi!
I Recently Downloaded Downloaded
And Installed The 7 Day Trial Of Movavi Game Capture Which Is This Here!
So, I Tried A Couple Games I Have On Disk!
Two Of Them Being WipeOut XL & Need For Speed3(Both Being 95/98 Type Games)
I First Tried WipeOut XL And Then Launched Movavi Game Capture,
And It Would'nt Work!!
Next I Tried Need For Speed3 And Same Thing!!
Now I Don't Know If It's 'Cause There Earlier Type Games(DX9) Or What,,
But They Just Would'nt Record!!!
Any Type Of Answer,Would Somebody Know, Here !!??
Get Back To Me When You Have A Chance, Okay !!??

Ramiko2k7

3/27/16
3:59pm
 

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My Elgato HD 60 has what i call a glitch no clue what its actually called, but static pops up on the preview screen and it records it like that static and no audio. If you know how to fix that then thank you that would help a lot.

My real question is, is my processor to weak for the capture to work. I have a Intel Pentium CPU G2020 @ 2.90GHz. The system requirements for CPU are 4th generation Intel Core i5 CPU (i5-4xxx or comparable), 2 Ghz or higher, before Turbo Boost.

I really dont know much about computers so i dont know how to figure out almost any of this stuff.
 

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I recently purchased an elgato hd60s capture card. After I set it up it showed that the card required a 3.0 usb port. I then plugged it into a port titles ss, which is a 3.0 usb port. When I went to check my Universal Serial Bus controllers I realized that I dont have 3.0 usb drivers. I dont know much about pcs and was wondering how to get these drivers.
 

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Hi everyone,
 
I'm new here and hoping to find some help, my PC runs fine without issues untill i try to run elgato software, when i do i get a blue screen of death, always at the same point, it used to work fine untill about a week ago, then one day i opened the program and it crashed, i tried to uninstall and it would crash again, i tried to install afresh and everytime it gets to the same point and then BSOD, the software programme no longer shows up in my apps list, the hardware no longer shows up in OBS either.
I'm at a loss and don't want to do a reboot and start again.
I have attached a file that may shed some light on this issue.
 
Many Thanks Scaloni777

A:BSOD win 10 Elgato issues.

Please run this report collecting tool so that we can provide a complete analysis: (from the pinned topic at the top of the forum)   http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/If you have Driver Verifier turned on, please turn it off.  To do this, open up verifier.exe and select "Delete existing settings".  Then click on "Finish" and reboot the system for the changes to take effect.If you didn't turn it on, please check it anyway (and let us know).The purpose of Driver Verifier is to cause BSOD's by stressing out the selected drivers. Please search your system for drivers named NTIOLib_X64.sysYou'll find several of them - mostly in an MSI directory in one of the Program Files directories.You'll note that they are associated with different MSI programs (the next level higher in the directory structure).Please uninstall those programs as this driver is known to cause BSOD issues. Analysis:The following is for information purposes only. The following information contains the relevant information from the blue screen analysis:**************************Sat Jul  9 12:35:24.326 2016 (UTC - 4:00)**************************Loading Dump File [C:\Users\john\SysnativeBSODApps\070916-13000-01.dmp]Windows 10 Kernel Version 10586 MP (12 procs) Free x64Built by: 10586.420.amd64fre.th2_release_sec.160527-1834System Uptime:0 days 0:03:36.093*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols ... Read more

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Hi, my son is wanting an elgato and a new laptop or pc and was wondering if anyone could tell me if any of these would be good enough to run it smoothly.
Laptop:
Intel? Celeron? dual core processor
4Gb DDR3 RAM
500Gb hard drive
15.6 inch (1366 x 768) LED-backlit display
Wi-Fi
Webcam
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI
2-in-1 card reader
Altec Lansing Speakers
Windows 8 Home Premium
Weight: 2.07kg

Desktop :
Processor- AMD? A4 Processor
Operating System: Windows 8
Screen size: 18.5 inch
Memory: 4Gb
Hard Drive: 500Gb
W 17.3, H 36, D 40 cm.
Weight: 7.9kg

Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated as I'm new to all this
Thanks

A:Laptop or desktop for using elgato

Hi Xdelx, Welcome to PCHF!

To be honest both of those systems seem pretty low end. What is your budget for a new computer?






Here are the general Elgato Game Capture HD System Requirements.

Windows:

? Windows 7, Windows 8 or later
? 2.0 Ghz (or higher) dual core CPU, or 2.0 Ghz (or higher) multi-core i3, i5 or i7 CPU
? Sound card
? 4GB Total Installed RAM (or higher)
? Built-in USB 2.0 port



You should get a computer that is well above the minimum system requirements. You may be able to run the software with either of those systems but not particularly well.

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Hey, recently I got myself an Elgato HD60 Pro. Without thinking (stupid me), I bought it and found out I have to put it in an I BELIEVE PCI-E 2 slot. But anyways, the slot is directly underneath the slot my GPU is placed. Now, my GPU is pretty big due to the fan meaning it blocks of the slot for my Elgato, meaning I can't plug both my Elgato and my GPU in at the same time.

My GPU doesn't have USB (I've seen a few PCI risers online but they all need USB as far as I understand). Is there a way to - without getting a new motherboard etc - get them both in (I thought of some extension thing for my GPU so I can place my GPU somewhere without directly putting it in the slot)

Sorry if this is messy written, hopefully it's understandable. I have no experience with hardware whatsoever.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3330 CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8142 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6670, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1899287 MB, Free - 755587 MB;
Motherboard: Advent, DT2410
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

Also see here my dxdiag.
Spoiler: dxdiag
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System Information
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Time of this report: 7/26/2016, 00:22:41
Machine name: RYANSDESKTOP
Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit (10.0, Build 10586) (10586.th2_release_sec.160630-1736)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Advent
System Model: DT2410
BIOS: V3.0B12
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3330 CPU @ 3.00GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8142MB RAM
Page File: 3143MB used, 6279MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: 11.2
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 144 DPI (150 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Enabled
Miracast: Not Available
Microsoft Graphics Hybrid: Not Supported
DxDiag Version: 10.00.10586.0000 64bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: The file ElgatoVAD.sys is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to g... Read more

A:Help Required with Elgato HD - Gameplay Recording Glitches

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I want to know what I need to buy to make it so that my friends can be heard in my xbox one youtube videos.
Help pls what do I need?

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I originally submitted a ticket to Elgato about this issue a few days ago, but was just told that my PC's specs weren't new enough to use this device. The ticket I submitted reads as follows:
 
"Hi. I recently installed an Elgato 4K60 Pro in my PC (replacing my outdated Hauppauge HDPVR60) to record footage at 4K 60FPS OR 1080p60FPS from my Xbox One X and am currently experiencing some serious issues with playback, making the footage that I record almost unwatchable.
 
When attempting to record in any of the given resolutions listed in the drop down menu of the 4K Capture Utility (even 720), the preview window always seems to appear choppy and is constantly stuttering. I first thought that this choppy-ness was just part of the preview window and that the footage would sort of 'work itself out' upon actual playback (opening the file in some sort of media player once I had stopped recording) but I was wrong. After opening the file, I found that the stuttering (along with what looked like the footage was being sped up) was still present, as it was in the preview window. I don't have too much experience with Elgato capture devices as this is my first time purchasing one of your products and am curious, am I doing something wrong? I've installed the correct capture software. I've installed the correct drivers for the 4K60 Pro from the official site. I've tried playing around with various setting configurations within the 4K Capture Utility such as changing the video encod... Read more

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Does anybody know if there are any capture cards that are actually recognized by the Vista OS?

I recently got my laptop from dell and vista works fine its just the fact i would like to get a USB port Capture Card.

Anybody have any advice for me?

Thanks

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I recieve folowing error when attempting to perform image capture on mat after update. Request to capture Moment failed with new HPPC_RESULT value as [1.0.d.a0088888] (HPPC_ERROR_EMPTY)

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Hi,
I recently purchase a DIY desktop computer but it does not come with a firewire port. I installed one on the pci slot and it was detected by the computer.
Now when I pluged in a 6 to 4 pin firewire cable to my DV cam, I could not do a capture in either the Movie Maker or Premier Elements. It says 'no capture device detected'.
I checked on the hardware under device manager, and it shows that the firewire card is working properly.
I also tried using the USB port on the DV cam to capture, but it was not detected. I heard that it requires a seperate driver from JVC manufacturer. My Cam model is GR-D270.
I would appeciate alot for any answer to my problems.
 

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Is game emulator bIOS ripped from any game console or the guy who invented the emulator programmed a BIOS?

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heres the side note on the game below

Note on Windows XP Compatibility for this title: The MIDI music option slows the game engine down considerably on Windows XP. It's recommended to use the CD-DA (full CD sound) music option so that the game plays at a normal speed.

is there any way i can set it up to keep the engine from slowing and not use the cd da,its a pretty old windows game and im sick of hearing my cd rom drive spin.its a cheap and therefor a loud one

thx for the help
should this have gone in the win xp section instead of the gaming section?
 

A:midi music option slows game engine down(slow game play) in windows xp

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LoiLo Game Recorder

I was in search of free game recording applications, and stumbled onto this. There is no time limit or watermarks in this game recording software. It also gives superb resolution with minimal performance loss.

Heads up: The setup also bundles their video editor which is not free, but can be safely uninstalled, without affecting the game recorder.

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The LoiLo Game Recorder supports Motion-JPEG. With this file format you become able to reach the best balance between file size and image quality. Therefore, it is finally possible to create outstanding Full HD video in reasonable file size!
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Minimal Performance Loss
At the benchmark test with Final Fantasy 14 the LoiLo Game Recorder showed the least performance loss compared to any competitor?s non-free software.

Benchmark-Test Details
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Specs of the PC used in the benchmark test:
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Easy to Use

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A:Loilo Game Recorder: Truly Free HQ Game Recording Application [no watermark, no time limitation]

Thank you, I will try it on my minecraft videos.
 

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Also it randomlly shuts down my pc when im trying to play the game.

The game is called gunbound. this is the first time ive asked for help on this problem so bear with me and my spelling lol.

Ok this random shutdowns of the pc just started with in the last 3 weeks, and the game has always randomlly crashed on me (plays normally then suddenlly the screen frezes for a few secs and then im back to my desktop)

im a little unsure of the problem ive tried many things including updateing my video drivers,scan disking,opening the case and cleaning it out and dusting. im franklly at a loss ill add in my pc info and also im not huge on the tech terms so u may need to exsplane what u mean:
[os] Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 Service Pack 1 [cpu] 1 Intel Pentium IV @ 2523.87 MHz Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.53GHz x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 7 [memory] 244/512mb [47.66%] [IIIIIIIII-----------] [display] Intel(R) 82845G Graphics Controller , NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700LE card(s), Default Monitor Default Monitor 1024x768x32bpp - 75Hz monitor [sound]
[10:30am] <D2Meep> [hdd] [C: 95,393.75mb (59,663.47mb free)] [F: 131,069.34mb (42,103.62mb free)] [bios] FIC - 42302e31 Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG Phoenix-Award BIOS v6.00PG [connection] Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC RAS Async Adapter

all of that is from my acidmax stats on mirc wasnt sure where to get a full list of stuff without typing it out if theres any ida let me know im not sure whats wrong and yeah i... Read more

A:haveing problems playing a game with out it either randomlly crashing the game...

first of all is this limited to this game alone?do other games run fine?check for any overheating signs,install the latest drivers for your video card and your mobo,direct x and any other update.see if you meet the minimum requirements for the game.(this was just the official response you would get from a techie..so bear with me)

if this is happening in this game only and not in any other and your pc isnt overheating and meeting the minimum requirements,then there is a good chance its an issue with your optical drive,try a combo drive if you've got any around.its an incompatibility issue with some of the games.good luck
 

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Hi, I am new on this forum and I hope someone can help me out.

Every time I play a game at start it runs great.. then after 15-20 minutes everything gets slower and slower, I mean really slow. Movement and sounds are going slower and slower when time progresses. I have updated my sound drivers, updated my DirectX. It's like something eats up my ram or my soundcard is causing it. And when everything gets slow I quit the game and windows is then also very very slow. And sometimes my soundcard crashes, giving a loud beep sound. It's driving me NUTS.

Got an amd athlon 1,2 ghz, 512 ram, 40gigUDMA HD, MSI K7T motherboard, asus 7100pro geforce 2 32mb ram videocard, Creative SB Live! value soundcard running on windows ME (updated version installed over w98SE).
 

A:After 20 minutes playing a game game stutters and computer get very very SLOOOOW

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I am able to install the game without any problems ( I have the 2 CD game version) but when I double-click the shortcuts put on my desktop to play the game, nothing happens. I would be massively grateful for any help at all as I am having withdrawal symptoms from not playing CS!!

My system information is as follows:

PC make and model:
Hewlett Packard t3550.uk RA922AA-ABU

Graphics and Sound Card make and model:
Graphics - NVidia GeForce 7300 LE
Sound - Realtek High Definition Audio

Graphics and Sound Card driver version:
Graphics - nv4-mini.sys 02 June 2006 not supported
Sound - rtkhdaud.sys 02 June 2006 not supported

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition service pack 3.0
Direct X Version: DX 9.0c
System Ram: 1GB

Best regards
 

A:Counter Strike Condition Zero (2 CD game) installs okay but cannot load game

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I've been having a problem playing games on my compaq pressario windows xp
files download correctly. The screen looks wierd and doesn't play the game correctly and
is very slow.The mouse also hangs up.I get a not responding message.
I just restored the computer with the disk for hp not to long ago.I haven't tryed to play
any games for a while.

Thanks
 

A:game downloads files fine but doesn't play game right.

What game do you have problems with? And where was it downloaded from?
 

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I have BSOD(blue screen of death) that say physical memory dump I had try changing my ram but its useless. I dunno whats the problem . please help ..
 

A:Blue Screen of death when starting game or alt tab when playing game

I cant upload my minidump file , its say there is a error of extention.
 

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I've been haveing some trouble with either game crashes or full bluescreen (error 101).
I WAS useing twin GeForce 9600GTs in SLI, I recently upgraded to a HD 7870.
The problem did not change, suggesting that video drivers are not the source... Although altering the drivers with the 9600GTs did seem to effect if the game crashed or full bluescreen crash.
So basicly, the PC works fine untill I play a game (high end and/or minecraft... simple games do not trigger it) at that point, you are on borrowed time. Around 15-120 min. into gameplay, either the game will crash (fatal error bug or no bug report) OR the PC will freeze briefly followed by a blue screen BCCode 101. (Windows 7 64)

I did a simple RAM check, but I did not leave it running for long. I have 3 sticks of 2GB in there, and haveing removed one at a time did not effect the problem. (IE: I took out each stick, leaveing 2 in for a quick and easy method to find a possable faulty RAM chip).

Thus far, it would seem that the CPU in at haveing timeing issues with a core.
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6400+ 3.2 GHz

Could it be overheating? Everything seems to work fine untill I start a game, then it crashes out roughly 30 min into playing. I'm consitering removeing the heat sink, reapplying the thermal paste, and checking if that has any effect. This much I am qualified to do; but is there a way to monitor processor heat levels durring gameplay (I'm sure standard bios heat checks would not show problems). ... Read more

A:BSOD 101 or game crashes durring any high end game

Can you please post this before we begin?: Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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So recently Windows 8 killed my hard drive so I had to switch over to Windows 7 on a new hard drive. Everything seems in order however when I try to play certain games I seemingly can't connect to various servers.

Games and the problems I receive
Armored Warfare: Failed to connect to Authorization server
Ark Survival Evolved: No servers appear in server browser, attempts to connect through steam directly fail
Verdun: Failed to connect to server
Smite: Failed to connect to Hi-Rez Authorization server
Mech Warrior Online: Game seems to believe its servers are under maintenance despite them being active

I am unable to play any of these games however I am able to connect to and play other online games without a problem. These include World of Tanks, World of Warships, Red Orchestra, Mount and Blade, Depth, League of Legends and War thunder.

To fix my problem I have tried to:
Turn off all anti virus programs
Turn off all firewalls
Tried using two different internet providers via two different modems in two different locations
Reset Internet options
<I am using a wired connection>

I have literally no clue how to fix this and I've tried contacting these game's support teams and communities for assistance however they have been less than useful.
 

A:Can't connect to certain game's servers? (Multi-game problem)

Even after you disable firewalls they may still be running in the background. From personal experience I know that certain firewalls, like windows defender, would stay on even after I disabled them. If uninstalling the firewalls isn't an option you might want to add your games as an exception.

Mind telling me which anti-virus programs you have/firewalls you have?

You also might want to open up certain ports for the game servers. If I'm not mistaken the ports are different for different games so you'll have to google that.

For example War Thunder uses the following:
The following ports required to be opened for the game:

TCP 80, 443, 5222, 7850-7854(range), 7800-7802(range)
UDP 20010-20500(range), 3478-3480(range)

In order to play a dev-version you also have to open the following ports:

TCP 20443, 33333
Launcher uses the following ports:

TCP 27022-27042(range), 6881, 8090

 

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It seems something is going wrong with my GPU or one of the drivers. I feel like it's most likely hardware failure, due to extreme treatment of my laptop. What happens is the whole screen kind of just gets chopped up into squares (sometimes the patterns vary. Sometimes, it's not even a ****ing pattern, just a ****ed up screen) with different colors. It then crashes and attempts to restart but you can't even read the BSOD because the screen is so messed up. Then it will reboot itself but the screen is screwed and if you attempt to run 'windows normally', it will crash and reboot in an endless cycle. I have to start in safe mode, in which there are a bunch of nasty lines that start from left to right on the screen. I can still use the laptop but over time the screens disappear and the screen finally goes back to normal. After this, I can reboot into normal mode. Help!! I can also send pics showing what happens, I just have to play a game and have it crash for me again haha Thanks!
**EDIT** DM Log is up for viewing.. Somebody hellpppp!! I want to play Fallout T . T

A:BSOD when playing games. No specific game, just any game.

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Is there a way to set my computer to disable a specific USB Device or USB Port when I start a certain game, but then have it work again when I close the game? Could this be done through a batch file or registry edit?

I want to do this because I always have 2 game controllers plugged into my PC at all times, but when I launch a game called "Rozen Maiden ALiBAT" it does not detect my primary controller as the controller for Player 1. Since it is not detected as Player 1, I cannot use it to do any single player functions.

Thanks for any help in advance.
 

A:Is it possible to disable a USB Game Controller, or USB Port for a specific game?

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About 3-4 months ago, my uncle placed a GeForce 9500GT video card. It worked nice for games like Dekaron,Rappelz,Oblivion but just about a week ago it crashed on COD2. I thought it was normal but it happened on Left 4 dead too. I started to get worried and thought it was normal but then it kept on crashing on Portal(1st stage, at around 20-30 seconds on the timer) and almost any game i borrow from my friends. It crashed on Warcraft 3, Overlord, Drift City(only in Undercity Mission). Im kinda worried now maybe you guys can help me.

It crashes and sometimes the sound loops but sometimes it doesnt. Im not sure if it's only the monitor because some of my games cant be shut by using ALT F4 and i cant check if it shuts down well. When i unplug,plug and turn it on, there are no warnings or things that say it recovered from an error.It just starts normally. Some people say i have to upgrade my Video card driver but im worried because when i installed a driver on my Laptop , i couldnt turn it on. SO WHAT DO I DO?

Specs
Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 4 3.00GHz
1G of Ram
Nvidia Geforce 9500GT
 

A:Computer crashes when playing any game(besides browser game)

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I have an ongoing issue where I log onto the glyph launcher, log onto my server, play for a while, sometimes hours with no issue but then BOOM, the game just closes on me and I'm booted back to the launcher. I have to push the PLAY button again, log into the server again, but it seems once the game boots me out then the crashing becomes more frequent.

I at first reported it to Trion support (useless) all they do is copy and paste previous responses from previous games sometimes not even removing the other game titles from it, but all in all I have spent over a month with them and I have:

1. Expanded my paging file to initial size of 1X RAM size max size 2X RAM size (to handle the memory of the game)
2. Switched from DirectX11 down to DirectX9 and back again. (in game)
3. Lowered my FPS (frames per second) to 100 (in game)
4. Switched off Multithread rendering and VSync (in game)
5. They have also had me change the priority of the game archeage.exe to high to see if that helps and it doesn't
( I would start the launcher, log onto the game and the server, go into the character screen, then cntrl + alt + delete into task manager and right click the process and set the priority to high then go back into the game)

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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I've been trying to install Game Pad Pro on win 2000 but haven't had any luck so far.

I'm installed the drivers, and realized that the OS doesnt' know there's a new hardware device.

In 'Device Manager', under 'Sound, video and game controllers', there's no mention of a game port device, all it has is my tv tuner card, audio and video codecs'.

I've clicked on 'scan for hardware changes' and nothing changed. How do I fix the problem? How do I check to see if any of the other devices are interupting with the game port?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Game Port, Windows 2000 + Game Pad Pro

I'm not familiar with that unit.

Does this connect USB?
You may have a dead port.
First off try removing all of your USB Hubs and Controllers in Device Manager and restarting.
Then see if it will recognize it.
If not try a different USB port (preferably one in the back on your motherboard)

If it's a serial port, go into the properties of the COM port in Device Manager and make sure your flow control (under Port Settings) is set to Hardware and baud is set to 9600. Also if it's serial you may need to check or uncheck your FIFO buffers under the advanced tab
 

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How did you all fix this issue on windows 10. I allowed icmp and the bf4 apps but still nothing. I lowered my wired comcast router settings to allow icmp request but still nothing. I even set my windows firewall/and other firewalls security apps but nothing works. Please help! Thanks for reading my post.

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When I start a game of solitare from the program Pretty Good Solitare a dialogue pops up trying to install a DLL for Paperport. I cancel this and all runs fine after that; it doesn't happen until a game is selected from the menu and then only the first time.

I have tried updating the solitare game, no change. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the game, no change. I have not done anything to Paperport for quite sometime, other than use it that is.

Has anyone else experienced anything like this and how did you resolve it?

Thanks for your help
 

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I use Windows & There was a recent game update and now the game wont load. It keeps saying that windows wont allow access. I have completely redown loaded game. This happened once before and I had to remove AVG to get game to down load. But now I cant get AVG removed. It wont allow me to. I think I may have a viris. I tried resetting to previously loaded point, but have same issue.I went to laptop 3 year old/ Vista OS and it downloaded and runs the game fine. Went to game site forums doesnt seem to be a problem with any other users.
 

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I've got myself a new laptop and am after some advice please. Its an Acer Aspire E1 :
OPERATING SYSTEM
Name: Microsoft Windows 8
Architecture: 64-bit
DirectX version: 11
MEMORY
Total memory: 4 GB
PROCESSOR
- Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz
- Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
- Description: Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
- Number of cores: 2
VIDEO CONTROLLER
- Name: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
- Adapter compatibility: Intel Corporation
As you can see by my specs its not the greatest laptop going but it was cheap and am not expecting to play Crysis at max settings lol. So anyway, Can anyone suggest any tweaks I can make to my system to get the best out of it please ? Either by altering services/RegEdits/Software optimisation etc. I have used Black Vipers "Safe" settings list already for general useage ,if that helps ?
I use Razer Game Booster (latest version ) , Is that the best one to use ?
I need some RAM I know but how much do I need and how will that effect my gaming experience ? I was going to buy another 4 Gigs , Is that enough ? I have 4 DDR3 slots , One being used with the 4 Gig. If I added 4 Gig , then wanted more would I have to balance all 4 the same or would using 3 be OK ? ( all 4 Gig obviously ) ?
The Intel App that I have says this :
System Graphics: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
Expected Processor Frequency: 2.60 GHz
Reported Processor Frequency: 2.99 GHz
Is that the best I will get out of it please ? And as a ... Read more

A:Game Tweaks and Game Optimising Software

sean6027, you will be able to play most games. You may have to play some games with lower settings. A discrete card of a newer model will yield better performance.

Look at this chart to compare

Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart - Best Graphics Cards For The Money: May 2013
Yes increasing your Ram will help

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Moved to Hardware, due to the fact I believe this is a hardware problem not a Game problem or software problem.
 

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hey guys
i just got this game for pc, and i have installed it and all.
the only problem is every time i try and play it, windows shuts it down and says "xmen3 has encountered a problem and needs to close" blah blah blah.

anyone have any suggestions what the problem could be?
 

A:x men 3 game, probably a problem with computer not with game.

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my 86 year old cousin asked me to try and help her with her Candy Crush game Level 277. So I signed on FaceBook with her information and played her Game. Well when she signed on her Facebook page later that night it brought up my game of which I'm on Level 311. Last night I played my game just to see what would happen and my icon moved up the map when I passed the level but she is still at level 311. My game is fine. Hers is messed up as it presents itself as mine not hers. She is still on with my friends and she wants her game board back. We had a Half series of Freaky game switch. She switched but mine is fine. Her Facebook page is still hers but her candy crush saga is not. My computer is a Windows 10 not sure what hers is as she lives in North Carolina and I Live in Florida. I also played her game on my IPad. Which I believe is an IPad 2 not sure though.
 

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i want to know how game works...how is the actions i do are saved and what are engines and what roles do they play in game's working...
my approach: i think the gaming engine is a platform,sort of like windows in smaller version where it is defined how certain file with certain extensions are to be opened,and they are displayed using our graphic card and etc....
every time we do some action eg.save game ,fight etc...the commands are send to processor which in turn decides what to do by checking the command with the already given one's....for eg. if i click the save button,the processor reads the command,checks it in game's directory which tells it to save the input data in a new file ,and then it saves the data in a new file....is this how game works...please answer....
 

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http://theorica.net/gamexp.htm

Check this free program that boost your gaming experience, and improve over all FPS! Its really true? The program seem promising, but I'm little skeptical of using it.

Anyone willing to give it a try and tell me your result with screen shot + and how many fps you gain before and after etc after trying it? : )
 

A:Game XP! I need game tester reviews :D

personally i wouldn't trust stuff like that to not be a virus or something

even if the site says "no spyware" (i haven't looked but it might ) it doesn't mean no viruses

even if it is legit it will probably just push your system to make it perform better which could end up in damage to the pc

but if anyone else wants to try it then go ahead but i won't for now
 

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I have Windows XP. I play chess. The screen started to flash then the games I was playing disappeared. And i had to start all over again. Sometimes the game freezes and I can't move my chess piece.
 

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