you know i've been having alot of those random crashes that restart my rig too. I t always happens when you're not really doing anthing maybe talking to an npc or just in earth starbase. it was really frusterating, i know i defragged it and that kinda helped but it could be some sort of major bug that's hidden in the game somewhere
Your whole system freezing up 5-10 mins could be due to over heating CPUs. I had the same issue and I changed out my CPU heatsink and fan to a big monster one I had laying around and now it plays fine. I did have some STO program crashes but that's the program it's self and not a hardware issue.
I checked the temperatures of all my hardware, they barely top 48 degrees (which is well within any safety parameter) while playing STO, when im not its at 35.
My entire system crash doesnt happen because of overheating issues, but because of the game and things that happen in the game. Because i have an ATI card and loads of other ppl are having problems with ATI cards ill put it down to that for now.
I had no problems for the 1st 5 days of playing this game. LAst nite I was on several patrol missions and the game crashed and shut down my comp 4x. It was in a couple different planetary systems, not just one. I do have an ATI graphics card but my system ran fine until last nite.
It's not an overheating issue as I was only on for about an hour b4 it started crashing.
I seem to be crashing a lot during ground combat. ATI card. This is rather game breaking, since I can't complete my missions like this.
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: GameClient.exe
Application Version: 0.0.0.0
Application Timestamp: 4b4e4085
Fault Module Name: atiumdag.dll
Fault Module Version: 22.214.171.1246
Fault Module Timestamp: 4b0c9cbe
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00160254
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: fd00
Additional Information 2: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
Additional Information 3: fd00
Additional Information 4: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
yea there is a driver failur in ati cards that can only be fixt by ati ... buggy driver ..nothing unusual .. this is why i prefer nvidia cards ... mutch better driver and so on ... i geting also crash everytime i play star trek online on ground mission .. complayn to ati if the devs havent done it already