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Old 08-16-2005, 03:45 AM   #1
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ill describe my problem.
this problem happens mostly with games. when i was playing teh F.E.A.R. demo, red dots start showing up outta nowhere and then after about 3 minutes, my computer crashes.
also, splinter cell: chaos theory has its 3d shapes warps and the same crashing occurs after a couple minutes.
this problem does happen on games like warcraft 3 or anything
im running on an amd athlon xp 2500+ with gigabyte 7vt600 mobo. 1.5 gb of ram (1 gb corsair, 512 kingston) with a western digital 250gb hd. my vid card is a ati radeon 9800 pro 128 mb.
anybody know whats wrong?
any help would be much appreciated.
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Old 08-16-2005, 04:40 AM   #2
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is your vid card overclocked? sounds like artifacts to me your vid card might be overheating, what fans do u have on your case?
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no, my vid card is not overclocked,
i shouldnt have any problems with overheating cause i left both sides of my case open, so i dunno, avg temperature is always less than a 100 degrees
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try leaving the covers on so it has proper airflow.
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Old 08-16-2005, 03:22 PM   #5
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try upgrading the drivers to the most recent ones because all your problems seem to be happening with the newer games so a driver update is probably needed
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already updated all the drivers and reinstalled directx 9.0c.... tried a new game also. in dungeon siege 2, the screen goes black after a while and then computer freezes..
ill try putting covers back on, but i dont have the big fan in front (jsut the two small ones in back) so i dunno if its gonna overheat.
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