I'm currently running a P4 3Ghz with a gig and a half of PC3200 RAM.... For graphics (heavy gaming), I have an nVidia GeForce FX5900 Ultra....
It was "donated" to my college a few years ago, was put in a room filled with lots of other, mostly older, comp parts... some really nice stuff.
So when we were told to clean out the room and take anything we could use.... I got the card....
However, I'm having stability problems..... have for the past couple years.... I've tried nVidia's as well as the Omega drivers for the thing, but they still don't help.
ESPECIALLY durring World of Warcraft, I get wierd textures.... that is... when my PC doesn't spontaneously restart and blame the VGA drivers upon login..
Sometimes it'll take three or four restarts to get it playable. I've tried every combination of detail, resolution, refresh rate, and about every other video option there is.... doen'st help..
My question is this:
Does anyone know if this problem is fixable? I'm willing to get another card if that's what it takes.... which is actually the reason for this post.
I'm wanting to stay around $100... no more than $150...
Anyone have an idea the best for the price? What're the pros and cons of nVidia vs. ATI?