Ok the system:
1gig Corsair value select 2x512
Nvidia FX5600 xt 256meg
I had the same video card but it was the 128meg verson. it was locking up after 2-5 min in just about any game I played. So I figured the video card was weak and went to the 256meg one. put it in and I have windows screens that are unreadable as seen here
I thought it was the video card so I tried it in my GFs box. it works fine there. so I did alot of reading and seen that other people were having issues but no one seems to know whats causing it.
I reloaded the box fresh and got the same thing
I reloaded again but this time with out the nforce 2 motherboard drivers and the video returns to normal but the box is unsuable ( five mins for a typed line in MS word to show on the screen)
I haved looked, there are no updated drivers beyond what my card came with
same with the motherboard
what is the problem and what do I need to do to fix it?
Im not rich and cant keep tossing money away. my ****ty 1800 would at least play games. I have had this box for 6 months and I have yet to use this box for anything beyond a chat box with a 64 meg ati card in it.