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Ok , so When I watch a video , my computer crashes , no message , no bluescreen , just turns off.
When i play wc3 , after about 20 minutes , the game crashes and gives me a random 0x00005 error.
So , first , investigating the wc3 thing , someone told me to add voltage to my memory , which someone in your chat told me was just a "Band-Aid" for bad ram , so i tried memtest86 , which was negative , so it wasn't the ram I guess.

So , tonight , in your chat , someone told me it might be my video card . I uninstalled the old software and reinstalled the new drivers for my nvidia mx 420 geforce but my comp still crashed during videos.

So , the chat got tired of me rambling on and on :whistling: , so I posted this thread , any help appreciated ^.^
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hmm my only other idea would be your power supply unit. is it a vcard with an old computer or did you build the computer. alot of new vcards need more that 550 watts of power. Also alot of psu's only work at 70% effeciancy.... but if you didnt build the computer or if the vcard came with the computer than forget everything i just said.
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The MX 420 is ancient. It isn't the PSU that is the problem. It is a defective video card from the sounds of it. Of course we can't know for sure until you replace it with something else and see what happens.
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Click Start >Run
In the Run box type dxdiag
Click on the display tab
click the "Test DirectDraw" button, and the "Test Direct3D" button.
let the tests run there course,
  • What happens when the tests are running?
  • what are the error messages in the notes box?
  • Right click "My Computer" select properties, on the hardware tab, select device manager.
  • Is there any yellow marks next to anything (pariculary display adapters)

Edited by sarahw, 23 August 2006 - 09:50 PM.

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I tried dxdiag , and on the third directdraw test , the full screen bouncing square , no error not , my comp just froze up and needed a reboot .
Also , my big brother did build this computer , how do i check the power supply , and what gets how many watts . Last , I want to buy a new vid card , I was thinking like a radeon x550 (256 mb VRAM) , would it work with my motherboard (asus a7v8x-x). And nothing in device manager.
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Still no awnser :whistling: , someone please help
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