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Old 10-25-2007, 02:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I dont know if this should go in this section whatever.

Ok, so a couple of days ago I was playing World Of Warcraft normally, then suddenly the whole screen locked up, there were weird vertical lines/dots and colours all over the screen but the sound was still playing then suddenly stopped and started looping then stopped again, I couldnt Alt Tab out or do anything, all that was left was too reboot, this now happens on ALL games, I have the latest drivers installed, today I have been trying to see if it worked again with different results, its always the same crash but sometimes my monitor just turns itself off and wont come on and I have to reboot,

Also the first time it crashed I was getting slowdown and artifacts on the desktop , today the same crashes have been happening but I waited and a message box came up faintly saying Display Driver Stopped Responding..there was more text but I couldnt see it because the ultra large text and messed up graphics, , my monitor is a quite old one but I dont see how that can be the problem, I have no idea what I can do or what is going wrong.

I have uploaded a small video so you can see what the lock ups look and sound like here zSHARE - mvi_0536.avi

System

AMD 3200+ CPU at 2.2Ghz
ASUS A7N8X-E motherboard
1024MB Ram (2x512)
Nvidia Geforce 6600GT 128MB graphics card
Audigy ZS sound card

Graphics card Drivers

Forceware Release 163 - UK version
Version 163.71
Release date - 28.9.2007



Any help/advice would be appreciated
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: All games locking up/crashing

It sounds like your Video card is going bad. Try using another card to see if the problem continues.
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It seems to be that your frequency is getting out of range. Does it happen when you reboot your computer, or only when you start playing games?
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Old 10-28-2007, 09:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It seems to be that your frequency is getting out of range. Does it happen when you reboot your computer, or only when you start playing games?
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It could either be a overheating problem, or your video card's lifespan is about to die out.
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