Before posting this, I did do a brief search for any similar problems, but I wasn't really able to find anything helpful in the few minutes I took. Hopefully I haven't missed some resolved topic dealing with my issue. Please don't flame me or anything.
My computer's an hp pavilion a620n
. Specs are in the link, if needed to solve this. I bought it a couple years ago, it's been pretty okay, no huge issues or anything. Recently I've wanted to play more graphically demanding games, so in June I bought and installed an ati Radeon 9550 AGP card.
Since then, my computer has been crashing, going into software rendering via VPU recover, stopped responding, and the like. When I try to open just about any game my computer dies right away.
I'm pretty lost at this point. I don't know how I've managed to tolerate this for a month. I'm hoping I can get some help here. Is my problem due to improper cooling, insufficient power supply, incompatibility? What is it? I need to know if there's anything I can do or buy to correct this rather than take out the video card, buy a new one, or buy a fan or new power supply that may be unnecessary.
Sorry for the trouble. Please help.