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rammer259 May 14, 2014 @ 5:05pm
steam crashing while playing steam games. No error message?
Dear helpful people on this forum, my steam randomly shuts down without warning when I am palying games, and does not produce an error message or freeze of any sort, WTF is happening! Is this a know problem or something new, is there a fix?

Thanks for your input,
Rammer256
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rammer259 May 14, 2014 @ 5:06pm 
Your help is appreciated!
TirithRR May 14, 2014 @ 5:07pm 
Details needed

What games, what are the specs of your computer.
rammer259 May 14, 2014 @ 5:12pm 
Originally posted by TirithRR:
Details needed

What games, what are the specs of your computer.

DayZ primarily, but not just DayZ crashes, the whole platform of steam quietly kicks out.

My exact specs I wouldn't know but I know I have 16GB ram, a graphics card that at least meets the "crisis benchmark" as its called and a 3.6ghz AMD processer. Is that enough or do you need more?
TirithRR May 14, 2014 @ 5:17pm 
In the Steam Client, if you go to "Help" then "System Information" it will gather what your computer is. CPU, RAM, Video Card, Operating System. Those are the important pieces.

Will Steam crash on it's own, or do you have to be playing games?
rammer259 May 14, 2014 @ 5:20pm 
Processor Information:
Vendor: AuthenticAMD
CPU Family: 0x15
CPU Model: 0x1
CPU Stepping: 0x2
CPU Type: 0x0
Speed: 3121 Mhz
8 logical processors
4 physical processors
HyperThreading: Supported
FCMOV: Supported
SSE2: Supported
SSE3: Supported
SSSE3: Supported
SSE4a: Supported
SSE41: Supported
SSE42: Supported

Network Information:
Network Speed:

Operating System Version:
Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
NTFS: Supported
Crypto Provider Codes: Supported 311 0x0 0x0 0x0

Video Card:
Driver: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570

DirectX Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll
Driver Version: 9.18.13.3182
DirectX Driver Version: 9.18.13.3182
Driver Date: 11 Nov 2013
OpenGL Version: 4.4
Desktop Color Depth: 32 bits per pixel
Monitor Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
DirectX Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
VendorID: 0x10de
DeviceID: 0x1086
Number of Monitors: 2
Number of Logical Video Cards: 2
No SLI or Crossfire Detected
Primary Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Desktop Resolution: 3840 x 1080
Primary Display Size: 20.91" x 11.77" (23.98" diag)
53.1cm x 29.9cm (60.9cm diag)
Primary Bus: PCI Express 16x
Primary VRAM: 1280 MB
Supported MSAA Modes: 2x 4x 8x

Sound card:
Audio device: Speakers (High Definition Audio

Memory:
RAM: 16365 Mb

Miscellaneous:
UI Language: English
Microphone: Not set
Media Type: DVD
Total Hard Disk Space Available: 1067980 Mb
Largest Free Hard Disk Block: 460222 Mb
OS Install Date: Dec 31 1969
Game Controller: None detected

Thx for the tip BTW I didn't know that I could do that!
Gibby May 14, 2014 @ 9:12pm 
Same here seems like it started today? Quiet carsh to desktop, restarts fine like nada happened? Shows update slider on steam restart? Was playing Dayz at time seems like every 30 min? I have over 50 hrs without one carsh? Except for today with steam?
Awoolfy May 14, 2014 @ 9:18pm 
Originally posted by Mr. Chips:
Same here seems like it started today? Quiet carsh to desktop, restarts fine like nada happened? Shows update slider on steam restart? Was playing Dayz at time seems like every 30 min? I have over 50 hrs without one carsh? Except for today with steam?


Same problem here, I reported this to Steam, cause.. Five times to me, and I saw the same thing, Steam updating. I think it's the new update Steam is putting out doing this!
Crux May 15, 2014 @ 8:45am 
Same here. Can't play TF2 properly. Steam crashes after ~10 minutes then TF2.
Sherlok May 15, 2014 @ 9:04am 
Same for me. It's happening while I'm playing CoD: BO2.
That started today. Maybe it is connected to new Steam beta update?
Last edited by Sherlok; May 15, 2014 @ 9:04am
Dettokk May 15, 2014 @ 9:14am 
Been doing it to me too. I try to play csgo. But when i do maybe 15-25 minutes in it crashes. Also i have a karambit slaughter FN. But sometimes the skin will change for some reason. Please fix.
goat May 15, 2014 @ 9:18am 
Started happening to me yesterday while playing TF2. After like, 30 minutes max, steam would crash, followed by TF2. I went and deleted all my custom content (HUD, P-Rec, and hitsound), and then a new problem started. Every time I tried to join a new server, TF2 would restart. oO

I completely uninstalled and reinstalled Steam last night. I'm hoping that fixes it. I play TF2 competitively on three teams, sooooooo not being able to play the game would be a major issue for me.

My PC is a 3570K, 16GB of RAM, and a GTX 780 so it's definitely NOT a hardware issue.
Last edited by goat; May 15, 2014 @ 9:19am
Sherlok May 15, 2014 @ 9:29am 
I've tryed to use stable Steam and still get a crash. So it isn't beta-related.
Last edited by Sherlok; May 15, 2014 @ 9:29am
goat May 15, 2014 @ 9:42am 
What OS is everyone using that's having this issue? I'm using Win 8.1 Pro (have been for months with no issues). I was considering going back to Win 7, but if it's happening on Win 7 as well, that would be pointless.
Crux May 15, 2014 @ 9:46am 
Windows 8.1 Pro x64
Akyto81 May 15, 2014 @ 9:49am 
Originally posted by Mr. Chips:
Same here seems like it started today? Quiet carsh to desktop, restarts fine like nada happened? Shows update slider on steam restart? Was playing Dayz at time seems like every 30 min? I have over 50 hrs without one carsh? Except for today with steam?
some friends are havving same problems.. i got closing game experience at batman´s (all versions)
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