Upon running Chivalry and entering a game, my computer will abruptly and completely shut down after a seemingly random period of time ranging from as soon as one to as many as ten minutes. Things I have tried:
Turning all settings down
Checking my temperatures (nothing gets above 50c)
Turning “Bloom” off and leaving the rest of the settings as normal
Re-installing game client.
How do I stop this madness?
The usual causes for total system shutdown are temp or crashing drivers.
So we need to find the cause. I’ll assume youre on windows 7, let me know if a different version. Click Start > Right click My computer > click Properties > Click advanced system settings > Click start up and recovery section ‘settings’. Untick ‘automatically restart’ and make sure ‘write an event to system log’ is ticked.
Next time computer crashes hopefully you’ll get a bluescreen. Let us know the name of the driver that caused the exception (tends to be .dll or .ocx’s). Also try it again, see if it’s a fault in the same module.
If the system crashes with different modules it tends to be temp related. If a specific module it tends to highlight the problem.
Also check the event log in control panel > admin tool > event viewer to see what it has to say about the crash :D