My computer will spontaneously shutdown and usually start back up or it will freeze up. When i say freeze up i mean that the screen will continue to show what was on it but nothing i do: furiously pound on my keyboard or throw my mouse at the wall, will do anyting. I have also noticed that some computer games wont show up right. For instance, John Deere American Farmer will not show many of the pictures or words on the buttons. I have no problem playing Call of Duty 2 or Medal of Honor Pacific Assault. I think this is a Direct X problem on my computer, ive tried reinstalling a dozen times already though. I don't believe its a virus because I have NOD32. And I update every time I connect to the internet. I buit this computer about 9 months ago and my problems ups started about 5-6 months ago. I am a very novice computer builder. I took a comp. repair class in highschool last year, but we used a book that was at least 5yrs old(before XP came out) and I learned everything else on the internet. I have very slow internet, dial-up 19.5KBS per second. My problem seems more often than not, to occur within 15-20 minutes of start up. I hope the problem is not serious because I have limited funds. And I also hope that it doesnt require alot of downloading, cause my internet periodically disconnects this causes problems because i usually hafta restart the download. So downloading take long time especially because my average download speed is 2kb/s. I hope I didnt make this too wordy. Any help would be great.
I have a AMD Athlon X2 3800 CPU
Geforce 6600gt video card
Biostar TForce SLI nVidia NForce4SLI ATX mobo
Seagate 120GB Barracuda SATA
1x1GB Corsair DDR PC3200 RAM
Aspire Discovery case w/ 4 case fans plus a hdd fan
Rosewill 500w pwrspply
56Kb Fax modem
I hope I didnt make this too wordy. Any help would be great.