Fellow Overclockers - Good news!
The following is a possible fix for some (not all) GPF's.
I just got the game today, and I kept crashing to faults. Here's a tip for overclockers (and perhaps others) that crash consistently.
Yadda yadda yadda, hope it doesn't damage your system, I'm not liable, yadda yadda yadda.
It's simple if you know what you're doing. Just go into system setup and set your Vcore up one unit. And by unit I mean .25, not 1, which was slightly confusing even to a genius like me.
Before, I couldn't play 15 minutes without a crash. Now, I just played for an hour, no crash. It was even on Onslaught. I have the latest patch, by the way.
Good luck to anyone who uses this, be sure to let me know if it worked or not.
Oh, sorry, forgot to mention that I apologize if this was mentioned already.
[EDIT] I also forgot to post my system specs, if you want to compare your specs to mine before you try it or whatever, here.
AMD Athlon XP 2500+ @1.8 gHz OC'd to an AMD Athlon XP 3200+ @2.2gHz, 1024 MB Corsair PC3200 Ram, a GeForce FX 5600 256 MB (slightly tweaked) and an SB Live! card.
All drivers are updated to the very newest, Windows XP Professional has all updates installed.
Just out of curiosity - exactly what did you do to OC the 2500 that much? What cooling you running?
Yep - good advice. You should always increase Vcore when doing any serious overclocking. A higher Vcore should help your CPU to run stable. Of course, it will also shorten the life and increase temps, but thats what we risk!
When overclocking, you should always run something like Prime95 or similar, to really strain the CPU, if it's unstable it'll crash, if it not it will run fine for hours and hours.
Before upgrading a few weeks ago, I was running a 2.4ghz NorthwoodB P4 at 3.01ghz. To get it to run stable, I had to increase vcore from the default of 1.5 to 1.825. I'd say that was a fairly dangerous voltage to run it at, but it worked well for over half a year, and it was a risk I was prepared to take.
In a few weeks I'll probably see if i can overclock this new CPU, but Prescotts are very power hungry beasts, and run fairly hot at stock speeds. I think some serious cooling is in order first