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New to PC gamig, how can I find out why Fallout 3 keeps freezing on me?

#11SlashmanSGPosted 2/27/2014 7:49:59 PM
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=8217-WJLC-9165

Crashing/Freezing on Multi-Core Processors

If you are experiencing this issue, please exit the game and Steam in order to complete the following:

Navigate to the following default location:

C:\Users\[username]\Documents\my games\Fallout 3

Open the fallout.ini file using notepad or a similar text editing program.

Use control+f to locate and delete the following line:

bUseThreadedAI=0

Scroll to the bottom of the page and add the following two lines:

bUseThreadedAI=1

iNumHWThreads=2

Save the file keeping the .ini extension and relaunch the game.

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#12JKatarnPosted 2/27/2014 7:52:51 PM
I believe you have to modify a value in the configuration file to force the game to only use two cores - that fixed the issue (on Windows 7) for me.
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#13Jigglybuff(Topic Creator)Posted 2/27/2014 8:20:33 PM
Thanks mates! You guys are awesome! I am now able to play more then 5 minutes without a freeze!

Going on almost an hour now.

Heh, still new to all this mumbo jumbo PC-gaming-jargon. Don't know files, and editing and all that. Hell I only use Mods that I can install right away with a mod manager like Nexus. Not ones I have to install manually as I have no idea how.
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