im having a problem playing fallout 3, it will randomly freeze, sometimes i can get a good couple hourse b4 if freezes but sometimes it will freeze after like 15mins. this is the only game ive got a problem with.
specs, quadcore (dont know model, think its the lowest version of quads), 6gig ram, nvidida 9600 512mb.
I am getting the same thing. Random freezes which causes the game to stop responding. And i have a Intel Quad core 3.0, 8-Gigs of RAM, G-Force 280 (NVIDIA) and Windows Vista.
The game runs with no effort whatsoever is just after a while it will permanently freeze and I have to go into the task bar manager to end its task. I have looked everywhere for a solution to this problem and have not found one.
I think that there was something to do with quad core processors, you had to edit some crap to TURN OFF 2 of the cores to actually stop all the crashes and freezing...it differs for EVERYONE. And yes, as weirjf pointed out, turning off Live will do wonders for the game.
Old topic, but how do you turn off 2 of the cores?shade3134
You don't actually turn off the cores, but you can use either a software program or Task Manager to set the affinity for the game while running to 2 or fewer CPU's (Google CPU affinity setting for games)