Games Freeze During play
Sorry to post another "my computer is freezing during gameplay" but I have followed quite few of the other threads with no success.
I have put together a new computer a few weeks ago.
AMD 64 Athlon 3400
250GB SATA HDD
1 GIG DDR400 RAM
ASUS K8N4-E Motherboard
Radeon x1600 video card
Windows XP Pro
So here is the problem. Need for Speed most wanted was running perfectly for over a week, as was Fable. But recently every game I play has been freezing. Lord of the rings 2, Unreal T 4, Oblivion.....but at random times. Oblivion is usually around 10-15 mins after I start.
At first I thought it may be the power supply (i had a Codegen in there - yuk) and upgraded to the Antec. No luck.
Thought heat might be the issue, so I installed twin fans into the spare slot underneath the card blowing str8 onto it. No luck - even tried a pedastal fan blowing in. Didn't help.
All fans are running fine.
Updated to the latest ATI drivers, no luck. Tried ceasing all programs running in the background.
Now I don't know what else to try. I can switch the video card with my Radeon x700 to see what happens, maybe this can tell me if the card is faulty or not?
Appreciate any advice, thanks guys!