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The Big RACE Freeze Thread

Discussion in 'RACE 07 - Official WTCC Game' started by Marcel Hulsbergen, May 18, 2008.

  1. Marcel Hulsbergen

    Marcel Hulsbergen
    #111 | Roaring Pipes Maniacs Premium Member

    I saw a lot of guys which have big issues with freezing pc's during a race, please let me do some investigation and check this poll.
     
  2. Voted never, but it can sometimes crash with a lot of custom skins during loading
     
  3. Ramon van Rijn

    Ramon van Rijn
    Premium Member

    I don't think a poll is necessary for you support question.
    If I see several forums, Race07 and other ISI-based games could freeze/slowdown your PC from time to time if you are the lucky owner of a NVidia 8800 card (especially the older series; 8800GTS640/8800GTX/8800Ultra)

    I noticed this since November/December. And the freezes comes more regularly since then.
    Most of the times the videodriver crashes due to an unknown reason. I expect video memory overflow, maybe a bug in the graphics engine used in ISI games.

    For weeks I have tried all different options, more videocard cooling, older drivers, other video settings in game. All without luck.

    Upgraded to a 9800GTX, hopefully more luck now.
     
  4. Voted sometimes in the meaning "rather often". Have been having this problem more or less the whole time and it is not related to anything I can identify. It happens at any track and at any number of players/skins. At those times the only way out is via "reset" to reboot the computer.
     
  5. I got Freeze problem! asus p5k,8800 gt,4g ram i have done 4 bios update no help!i did test 8600 gt car and no freeze but that card is too slow to play!
    I have lost now istanbul wttc group 1 race2 ,4? place,valencia group 1 race 2,4? place
    this problem is only race07 problem!!!! gtr2,Crysis,rfactor newer crash!!!!!
    btw the freeze only tok 1min30sek then ctrl,alt,del and back to game......LOL:)
     
  6. Ramon van Rijn

    Ramon van Rijn
    Premium Member

    I have had it also in GTR2/rFactor :(
     
  7. I have the same problem ,but not in ISI games .
    Rfactor and Arca run smooth for hours, but last night i had complete freeze four times in Race 07. Only happens in Race 07 for me.
    4GB OCZ platinium - 8800 GTX 768mb- 1000GB HDD samsung spinpoint-
    Gigabyte P35-DQ6 mainboard - Dualcore E6850 and Cooler master5 case.
    Should run smooooooth !!!!:D ( well if it runs its great)
     
  8. Jeah STEAM/RACE07:I want to have my money back:)LooooooL or (points):)
     
  9. Yes it happens to me sometimes :(
    I have a ASUS 8800GTS 512 mb
     
  10. It seems I must be one of the lucky ones to have no problems with the 8800 series cards.
     
  11. Marcel Hulsbergen

    Marcel Hulsbergen
    #111 | Roaring Pipes Maniacs Premium Member

    It's kinda strange, these games are designed for Nvidia, and i see no ATI problems.

    Maybe after a few weeks, i can send the results to Nvidia and see what they have to say about it.

    I own a 8800 too and i have had them too, but after my reinstall they are gone.

    I think it's an installation issue, Nvidia is kinda sensitive when it comes to update a driver, a total remove of the old driver will always be better then just upgrading.

    I wait a month then i shall send Nvidia an email with the poll results and ask for an advise, maybe it's good to send it to Simbin too.
     
  12. Ramon van Rijn

    Ramon van Rijn
    Premium Member

    I recently reinstalled my winxp also. Everything clean.... freeze :)
    But now with the 9800GTX until now no freezes.. Only 2 days of testing.
     
  13. after installing the latest 175.16 drivers to 8800 Ultra ( i think thats the name of the latest new release) i had no issue til now, but not too much racing, and mainly offline. knock knock...
     
  14. The 175.16 seems a great driver...saw this on several forums :thumb:

    Have had some freezes but not much till now...strange most after installing SP3 !!!!!!!!!

    Anyone using XP and SP3 ????

    Hans.
     
  15. No problems at all here..

    Vista Home Prem. 64bit 2Gig
    Intel 6750 on GA P35-DS3P
    XFX 8800GTS 320MB (Forceware 169.25)
     
  16. It used to freeze, but then updated some sound managing program that showed up after the freezes. Haven't had any problems since that
     
  17. I dont have freezes, but most most of the time when i go race, i got very very bad lags, like a virus program is running on the background.

    This happens any time but only one time when i play it, what i do then is return to pit and wait a few minutes.

    Its bad when i have that in race.
     
  18. Ramon van Rijn

    Ramon van Rijn
    Premium Member

    Can't really compare with my old setup now.

    I had:
    - WinXp SP2
    - 8800GTS 640 x2
    - Intel E6600

    No I have:
    - WinXP SP3
    - 9800GTX
    - Intel E8500

    Tested now for 3 days.. No single freeze so far. Fingers crossed.
     
  19. ok, freeze with the new 175.16 driver too.
    First it started as a "normal" freeze, with disappearing pic and stuttering sound, then it went to no signal on the monitor (which never was the case before), and then blue death, PC restart.

    it is starting to be very frustrating....
     
  20. Ramon van Rijn

    Ramon van Rijn
    Premium Member

    I will keep you informed about my progress. So far so good with the new card.