How to Fix Splinter Cell: Conviction Crashes and Freezes

Splinter Cell: Conviction has just been released and the game can be considered a massive hit already, but unfortunately some users can’t fully experience it because of some really unpleasant game crashes or freezes. In this article we’ll try to find some solutions that will fix the aforementioned problems and Splinter Cell: Conviction crashes and freezes will be gone. So if you’re having problems with the game, read on!

First of all, you must make sure that your system meets the minimum requirements to run the game. Next, it would be wise to update system’s drivers to the latest version and try to run the game. Also, make sure that your computer is connected to the Internet while playing even in single player – this is a strange requirement from Ubisoft, but otherwise the game WON’T RUN! If Splinter Cell: Conviction still encounters problems after these tweaks, here what you should try to do to fix game’s crashes and freezes:

1. If you have an ATI card and the latest drivers don’t do the trick, you could try rolling back to driver version 8.10. Strangely, most of the problems related to this card appeared after the release of driver 8.10.

2. If you’re running the game on a laptop, the problem might be from the fact that the video card is not supported. Tough luck here…

3. To run in two cores: After you have loaded the Game’s Main Menu, Open Task Manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC) and Click on the Processes Tab. Now Right click the process that is running e.g. conviction_game.exe, and Click on the ‘Set Affinity’ option, and then ‘Uncheck’ any 6 boxes labelled as CPU 0, CPU 1 etc., and click on the OK button. But first Launch the game and then press ‘ALT-TAB’ to go back to the desktop, and now open the Task Manager, and follow the above method. Press ‘ALT-TAB’ to go back to the game.

NOTE. Some Core i7 CPU chips, Display 8 boxes instead of 4, under the processes Tab. These are actually Threads. Each of the four cores can process up to two threads simultaneously, so the processor appears to the OS as ‘eight’ CPUs. So that’s why I told you to Unckeck 6 boxes. OR, you can turn ‘Hyper-threading’ to OFF in the BIOS, and uncheck only 2 boxes. (thanks KingDanielO for this)

4. Simply try lowering the visual settings until the gaming experience is enjoyable enough…

Hopefully these fixes will help you solve all your Splinter Cell: Conviction problems. If you have other questions or maybe solutions, don’t hesitate to post in the comment section below!

9 Comments

  1. rolling4forever

    I installed the game n was running fine .. until the starting of 7th mission ” LINCOLN MEMORIAL” the game just crashed with a black screen n with this message displayed
    “conviction_game.exe has stopped working…
    A program caused the program to stop working correctly,window will close the program and notify you if a solution is available”

    I upgraded Nvidia drivers(geforce 310M) n also installed the latest Directx 11, but still have the same problem.
    Pliz Pliz help!!!!!!

  2. i hd th same prob. well but set affinnity did the trick.
    made it 2 run on all processors n it runs smoothly .
    Also if th game dosnt validate on laptops just delete the systemdetection.dll file in src>system folder n the game skips the validation.

  3. i hd th same prob. well but set affinnity did the trick.
    made it 2 run on all processors n it runs smoothly .
    Also if th game dosnt validate on laptops just delete the systemdetection.dll file in src>system folder n the game skips the validation.

  4. Splinter Cell Conviction

    General Protection Fault Error?

    solved it here

    http://blog.naver.com/egun290/40131109433

  5. I bought the PC game yesterday. It was all good untill I clicked “Find Matched” When clicked the buttton with the find matches it was the loadin screen “FINDING A MATCH” Then the music was going but it was black and i was kicked out of the game.And a small thing popped up saying Critical Error. It had a bunch of stuff I dont undersatnd[lol].SOMEONE HELP ME

  6. convictionman

    1.Mic Enabled(Front)
    2.Jac Sencing Disabled
    3.change your Steam Voice Key, to PPT

  7. when i run the game …. it starts to work ….after the unreal technology logo ,the game stats to load with a . sign…but
    even after waiting for hours nothing . .
    happens ….but the . signs spins and spins and spins….HELP ME
    . .

  8. I have updated my nvidia geforce driver to 310 n i have reduced all my video setting but still my game gets freeze for every five minutes

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