Issues with Direct X 10 Games Crashing

#1
Hey Guys,

First time poster, but I've used this forum to fix a few bugs I've had before, but I couldn't seem to find this one anywhere.

Recently, I've upgraded my Graphics Cards(Asus GeForece GTS 250 1GB), and it seems that even though they support DX10, all DX10 games crash out within about 20 seconds of starting (Makes me think that Win7 decided to bork something when I installed the new cards). This appears to be an issue with DX itself as far as I can see as if a game gets DX9 forced in the settings, it works again correctly.

The OS was only reinstalled about a day ago also, and is pretty fresh.

I have a Readout from Fallout 3 after it crashed just before.
Code:
Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:    APPCRASH
  Application Name:    Fallout3.exe
  Application Version:    1.7.0.3
  Application Timestamp:    4a40f18b
  Fault Module Name:    Fallout3.exe
  Fault Module Version:    1.7.0.3
  Fault Module Timestamp:    4a40f18b
  Exception Code:    c0000005
  Exception Offset:    006ddf7b
  OS Version:    6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
  Locale ID:    1033
  Additional Information 1:    0a9e
  Additional Information 2:    0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
  Additional Information 3:    0a9e
  Additional Information 4:    0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Any idea's would be appreciated
 


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kemical

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#2
Hi and welcome to the forum.. :)
Seems DX9 is giving you issues too as Fallout 3 is a DX9 game. Are your graphic drivers up to date?
If not download the latest version here:
Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

Updating DirectX might be a good idea too:
Download details: DirectX End-User Runtime
 


#3
Hi Mate,

I have both got the latest Drives 196.21 for nVidia, and have updated DirectX about a dozen times... However, apon searching It seemed that Fallout3 was listed under the DX10 titles? However, Modern Warfare 1 works correctly, and it's a DX9 game (I played about 30-40 mins, where Fallout3 and BFBC2[DX10 Version] won't run for more than 20 seconds [BC2 works when I force DX9 however]).

Thanks for the quick response :)
 


kemical

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#4
Weird because Fallout 3 is definitely a Dx9 game and doesn't appear (to run DX10) in this wiki list for DX10 titles:

List of games with DirectX 10 support - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Anyway getting back to your problem.. I wonder what your system Bios is like? Do you have the latest bios as this can make a difference.. Plus are you sure nothing is overheating?
Lastly, would you mind posting your system spec?
 


#5
Weird because Fallout 3 is definitely a Dx9 game and doesn't appear (to run DX10) in this wiki list for DX10 titles:

List of games with DirectX 10 support - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Anyway getting back to your problem.. I wonder what your system Bios is like? Do you have the latest bios as this can make a difference.. Plus are you sure nothing is overheating?
Lastly, would you mind posting your system spec?
BIOS should be less than 2 months old (updated as I installed the system), and the entire rig is less than a few months old.
Here's some Excerpts from DXDiag.

I'm sure that the GPU's aren't overheating at all, and the monitors show that. I'm able to play Battlefield: Bad Company 2 when it's forced into DX9 Mode, however when it's forced into DX10 mode it crashes. Have tried some other games to see if they work, and only the ones which are forced to run in DX9 modes will run correctly.

Code:
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System Information
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Time of this report: 3/12/2010, 13:46:40
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: P55-UD4P
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU         860  @ 2.80GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.9GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8188MB RAM
Page File: 2652MB used, 13720MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 64bit Unicode

---------------
Display Devices
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          Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
       Manufacturer: NVIDIA
          Chip type: NVxx
           DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
         Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0615&SUBSYS_82FB1043&REV_A2
     Display Memory: 4077 MB
   Dedicated Memory: 1005 MB
      Shared Memory: 3071 MB
       Current Mode: 1920 x 1200 (32 bit) (59Hz)
       Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
      Monitor Model: ASUS VW266H
         Monitor Id: ACI26A4
        Native Mode: 1920 x 1200(p) (59.950Hz)
        Output Type: DVI
        Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver File Version: 8.17.0011.9621 (English)
     Driver Version: 8.17.11.9621
        DDI Version: 10
       Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
  Driver Attributes: Final Retail
   Driver Date/Size: 1/12/2010 15:03:33, 11862120 bytes
        WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp: 
  Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4555-11CF-C372-F1A203C2CA35}
          Vendor ID: 0x10DE
          Device ID: 0x0615
          SubSys ID: 0x82FB1043
        Revision ID: 0x00A2
 Driver Strong Name: oem9.inf:NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1:Section003:8.17.11.9621:pci\ven_10de&dev_0615
     Rank Of Driver: 00E62001
        Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C ModeVC1_C ModeWMV9_C 
       D3D9 Overlay: Supported
            DXVA-HD: Supported
       DDraw Status: Enabled
         D3D Status: Enabled
         AGP Status: Enabled
 


kemical

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#6
Hmm....strange.. Have you tested your RAM? Try running with a couple of sticks removed. You can also test your RAM using this app here:

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool
 


#7
Hi and welcome to the forum.. :)
Seems DX9 is giving you issues too as Fallout 3 is a DX9 game. Are your graphic drivers up to date?
If not download the latest version here:
Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

Updating DirectX might be a good idea too:
Download details: DirectX End-User Runtime
It's good to be back.

Kemical's right, I'd have a look at the drivers, also see if the manufacture has forum, maybe your not alone.

A quick look see on me old mate Google
c0000005 directx 10 - Google Search

Lead me to here Fixing Fallout 3 crashing, freezing and installation errors | Gaming News Link

Which makes a good point, make sure the game has the very latest patch, any one who has ever played Company of Heroes know the value of having a full patched game!
 


#8
Hi Mate,

Thanks for the help, but I think I finally resolved it. It was an issue with Windows itself. It seems that for some reason it installed it's own set of drivers for the GPU's which conflicted with the ones I installed off the nVidia website (196.21)... I removed all drivers from the PC, rebooted, and let windows automatically install the ones it wanted, and it appears to have worked.

Also, it seems it was the HD video's within Fallout3 itself which was causing the crash.
 


kemical

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#9
Good news! Thanks for updating..
 


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