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show user profile  STRAT

anyone familier with this type of screenie after a crash?

my chinese college is rendering in C4D (all up to date and official, with a 4 month old pc) but quite often, when rendering/processing complex scenes it crashes like this. could be on frame 6 or 66. you never know until it happens.

all appropriate drivers are cool. i thought maybe dodgy ram or ram controller? i've had strange crashes from failing ram before now

any ideas?


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2/26/2015 10:52:49 AM (last edit: 2/26/2015 10:53:45 AM)
show user profile  reeves1984
is that the whole screen? In windows? Weird.

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2/26/2015 11:00:55 AM (last edit: 2/26/2015 11:00:55 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
It's memory corruption of the graphic card. Check it's not overheating and try another card, as this one might be faulty.

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2/26/2015 11:11:54 AM (last edit: 2/26/2015 11:11:54 AM)
show user profile  STRAT
i've just skyped him your massage mate

so this can be caused by complex scene processing at render time?


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2/26/2015 11:15:40 AM (last edit: 2/26/2015 11:16:41 AM)
show user profile  TiMoN
Remember to check windows logs after crashes like that. Most often they will not have time to register anything if it is a complete system crash. But sometimes they give you some good info, which can be googled.

logs are found by right clicking "my computer" and selecting "manage" > logs > Windows logs > "Programs" or "System".

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2/26/2015 11:57:30 AM (last edit: 2/26/2015 11:57:30 AM)
show user profile  cyborganics
That reminds me of a video card that had screwed up RAM but who knows. x
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2/26/2015 12:53:04 PM (last edit: 2/26/2015 12:53:04 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
thanks chaps. problem identified -

the nvidia openGL driver has encountered out of memory errors, causing random crashing when processing temperatures rise above 50 deg/C.

Managed to contain it with cooling until a replacement can be fitted.

Thanks again chaps.


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2/27/2015 12:33:30 PM (last edit: 2/27/2015 12:33:30 PM)
show user profile  S. Silard
Kind of late, but it looks exactly like a hell of a memory leak. It's still beautiful.

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2/28/2015 5:22:40 PM (last edit: 2/28/2015 5:22:40 PM)
show user profile  K-tonne
i think i played that level on jet set willy

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2/28/2015 5:57:56 PM (last edit: 2/28/2015 5:57:56 PM)
show user profile  LionDebt
Looks like a very effeminate attempt at a bluescreen. I suggest you reinstall masculinity drivers, and beat the shit out of your floppy disk drive. Should fix it.
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3/1/2015 12:41:09 AM (last edit: 3/1/2015 12:41:09 AM)
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