Serious computer crashing problems, Requires Immediate attention.
Whenever I play a game on my computer it crashes after an amount of time. The newer the game the shorter I have before it crashes. The errors are usually blue screens and the like, often stating an ati related driver as the cause. Another blue screen that is common is the 0x8e bluescreen. Some games like source games crash with a memory could not be read error. And other games like starcraft crash with a "The program has encountered a problem and cannot continue" generic windows error. This is angering me greatly and I would like someone to help me get it working before I do something stupid, like pack if full of explosives and detonate it somewhere. So help me already.
I have ATI omega drivers, updated motherboard, sound card, and other drivers. I have downclocked the memory to 266 ddr as it seems to help by making games play longer without crashing, albiet only about ten minutes longer. I am not sure about the paging file, tell me what it should be at to prevent crashing.
MSI pT880 Neo fsb
radeon 9800 pro sapphire w/ 128 megabyte video ram
512 megabytes ram, dual channel, twin 256 megabyte sticks, Kingston hyperX ddr400
Sound blaster live 24 bit
Western digital Caviar SE 80 gb hdd
350 watt power supply that came with antec case
Some old lite on cdrom drive, not being used to play games (I use an ISO loader)
Linksys 10/100 ethernet card
Pentium 3.0 ghz processor with hyper threading (Hyper threading currently turned off to determine cause of problem)
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