Crysis crashing - Radeon HD 2600 XT

  Konkadonk 19:25 15 Oct 2008

I have a Packard Bell iExtreme computer which has a Q660, 3gb RAM and an 8600GS from nVidia. I was recently given a HD Radeon 2600 XT by Sapphire (PCI-E, given to me by a friend). It's only 256mb but it outperforms my other graphics card by alot. I uninstalled my old nVidia drivers and used driver cleaner, then installed the ATi ones but everytime I play Crysis it eventually crashes and my computer restarts. I'm running it on Medium settings and it runs smoothly but keeps crashing. Why is this happening? Is it a heating issue? Please help!

  MAT ALAN 19:30 15 Oct 2008

Could be an under powered PSU...

  Konkadonk 19:32 15 Oct 2008

Can you please tell me what kind of power supply I would need to support a GTX 260 or Radeon 4870? Still looking for answers if it could be something else.

  MAT ALAN 19:40 15 Oct 2008

You will need to know how big yours is first.
The card has a low power consumption but needs a direct power supply to work properly..

Have a look at your PSU it will tell you what Wattage it is rated at...

  citadel 19:41 15 Oct 2008

install patch for crysis, fixes memory leaks and crashes, if still a problem try different ati driver. for a 4870 or 260 a quality 650 to 750 psu,

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