Hello. I am having some graphic problems with my computer.
Here are my specs:
Galaxy 8800gt (the one with the big cooler)
80 GB HD
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800
Thermaltake TR2-500 power supply
Asus M2N-E Motherboard
CM2X1024-5400C4 2x2gig sticks of RAM
I have one large exhaust fan, and two intake fans. The computer is also dust free.
Microsoft XP Home
Here is the problem, which I think is either a RAM problem or a GPU problem.
When playing any game, like Oblivion, WOW, COD4, and Crysis, the game with seem to lose the picture- the ground and sky will pixelate and text will turn into a solid distorted box. This seemed to happen at least every other time I play. Some games may just lock up as well, either when playing or at the menu screens. In addition, 3dmark06 will freeze up or give me an error message stating the NV4 driver stopped working.
I reformatted yesterday with the current NForce divers and the current Nvidia video drivers from Nividia, as well as service pack 3 and any other critical updates from Microsoft. The same problems occurred so I cleaned the drivers from Nvidia and downloaded 177.83 drivers from Galaxies website. The crashes are now less often, but seem to occur at least 1/3 of the time now.
I also ran memtest for 18 hours the other day and no errors occurred. I am stumped….any thought?