Computer crashes when in multiplayer games

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Computer crashes when in multiplayer games

Post by cirrus »

Hi all!

I have played through some of the tutorials and have had no issues. When I joined a friends multiplayer game my laptop crashes after a few minutes. I tried starting up a new multiplayer with just myself as the current player and received the following error (this is rare as usually the laptop crashes before the error code):

"The video card has been physically from the system, or a driver update for the video card has occurred.

If you see this error often, try rebooting the PC or updating your graphics drivers.
The PC might also be unstable due to overclocking or overheating.
As a possible workaround, you can try switching Factorio to the OpenGL renderer."

I've tried reducing visual settings as well as OpenGL render and have had no luck. I've also attempted a windows full reboot as well as updating my graphics card with no further success.

My laptop specs are:
Processor: Intel i7 4th Gen 4510U 2.00GHz
Operating system: Windows 10 Pro 64Bit
Memory: 6GB
Hard Drive: 1TB
AMD Radeon R7 M260
Intel(R) HD Graphics Family

Any help would be much appreciated!

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Re: Computer crashes when in multiplayer games

Post by starlinvf »

What GPU is the game using while running?

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Re: Computer crashes when in multiplayer games

Post by Koub »

Have you given a look at :
Also, as yoou're playing on a laptop, can you check if some power saving feature doesn't switch on the less power hungry CPU integrated gpu ?
Koub - Please consider English is not my native language.

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