Saturday, 23 August 2014

What Does this Beeping Sound Mean? My DELL XPS System Crashed During a 75 min GT3 Race at Road America in iRacing

I was in a 75min GT3 race in iRacing, when about an hour into the race my DELL computer seemed to lock up... The screen went black and horrible sounds came from the speakers.

Nothing was happening, so I tried to do a CTRL+ALT+DEL but still that didn't work either.  So had to press the power button on top.

Then it was making these beeping sounds. Does anyone know what it means?

It wasn't a particularly hot day to cause the computer to overheat, but who knows? It's never beeped at me like this before.

My computer is a DELL XPS, I think about 4 years old now.
Intel I7
Radion 5000 Series GFX

Thanks in advance for any tips or advice.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

My First RUF Cup Race in iRacing - At Spa

My first RUF Cup Race in iRacing - At Spa

This is my first attempt at streaming my racing and uploading to YouTube, so sorry if you are having trouble hearing my commentary in this video.

I'm still learning how to do all this, so I'm sure it will get better in future videos.

I've only just picked up the the New RUF Car in iRacing, so I'm just getting a feel for it here at Spa.  This is my first race in the car.

Racing Clean Now Has a YouTube Channel

Racing Clean is now on YouTube and

I've recently been trying out streaming some of my gaming time on Twitch, primarily thanks to my Xbox One.  I'm not exactly the world's best gamer so sometimes I'm a bit embarrassed to be streaming at all - especially getting my arse handed to me in Titanfall... Or should I say TitanFool.

Anyway, I've got a taste for it now and decided to also try streaming some of my online races in iRacing.  I'm pretty new at this so please forgive me as I learn how to get better at it.  I am still finding the right balance between game and voice volume so that you can hear me, but hopefully I will figure this out quickly.

If you want to follow me on you can find my channel here.

Racing Clean on YouTube

The "Racing Clean" YouTube Channel is the place to go to see any videos I create for my racing experiences in the virtual world.  After I have broadcast any races on my Twitch channel I will try to upload my most interesting races to my new Racing Clean YouTube channel for viewing at any time.

What you will see is that even after a year on iRacing, I'm not the fastest guy in the field; I'm a mid-field runner most of the time, so hopefully I can give you an insight on what racing is like for the rest of us who are NOT Aliens... Or maybe I can help those who are new to sim-racing by showing them how exciting racing in the mid-pack can actually be.

Please check out my Racing Clean YouTube Channel here and please, please, please hit subscribe ;)

And feel free to leave me any helpful tips.


About the Author: Chris Russell has been sim-racing since the Commodore Amiga days and can be found on or on @MovieRetrospect on Twitter.