Hi one and all
I'm utterly confused - I have a system with a sapphire radeon x1950 pro which has a habit of crashing spectaculary out of 3D games. I can hear the gpu fan spinning up to maximum speed and then bump, monitor black screens, system becomes unresponsive, only solution is to cut power and reboot.
Certain games (e.g Oblivion, the new tomb raider) seem perfectly stable at maximum settings. Need for speed underground tends to crash out when you are designing a car. GTA San andreas runs fine until you go swimming - at 800x600 the game crashes out after 40 seconds in the water, at 1280x1024 it crashes out after around 10 seconds.
See why im getting confused??
My system is Win XP pro, core 2 duo e6400, 2gig ram, the radeon, p5b motherboard, and plenty of hard drive space. I have tryed checking the cards seating, reinstalling windows, updating to the latest drivers, and 3D mark 06, all to no avail. The gpu is not overclocked.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!