Video Card causing computer to Crash-Freeze-Restart ?
i've been having these problems with my computer where it would just crash automaticall restart or just freeze and the sound that comes through my speakers while its frozen is just like a buzzing noise looping over and over.
and all this ONLY occurs when i'm playing a game.
for example, when i'm on the internet browsing, watching videos on you tube, chatting on aim, listening to music, downloading things, the computer is fine, no restarts no nothing at all even if i do all this for 5+ hours.
now when i play a game like runescape, it restarts/froze/crashed<Snipped>
note that it doesn't restart as soon as i turn the game on, it usually lets me play for about 5 mins maybe 10 mins tops than it restarts freezes or crashes.
my brother said he thinks its the video card because he said when he bought it, it was a refurbished one.
basic comp specs
OS: windows vista ultime
vid card: geforce 7800 gt
processor: amd athlon 64x2 dual core 5000+ 2.6 ghz
anyone know what the source of this problem could be? i tried downloading and installing the latest drivers already, still doesn't work. same problem.
could it be the graphics card or something else? i'm guessing graphics card since its refurbished...but anyone else know?