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PC CRASHES 2 DESKTOP


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<_< While playing games, my computer crashes to my desktop and sometimes restarts my whole computer. Sometimes i even crash while just being on the internet. I have erased my computer totally a few times(includind windows). Once installed agian(with 1 game only), everything works fine. When more games are installed, I can't play anymore. They all crash on me and i still have A LOT of space on hard drive. I well over, meet the reguirements of the games. My hard drive went through 3 of my computers so its a little old. Can someone answer me if the hard drive is the problem or what the problem is??? Will an old hard drive cause these kinds of problems???....."ahhhhhh.... computers piss me off!!!!! :D

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The old hard drive is not likely responsible for your crashes. More likely you have same bad RAM, or a bad video card.

You can check your RAM using this free program: http://www.memtest86.com

Video cards are much harder to diagnose, but from the description of your problem, it seems most likely. Do you have another card to test?
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<_< Now, when playing games an erre come up--- VPU Recover has reset your grafics accelerator as it was no longer responding to grafic drivers command. I have the latest driver for the grafics card. Is my card bad?
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First, try using the Driver Cleaner to remove all traces of video drivers from your system. Next, download and install the latest driver for your card.

Driver Cleaner: http://www.driverheaven.net/cleaner/

If that doesn't work, I'd suspect a bad card.
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Thanks for trying to help ,,,,i dont think it was the card, i tried it on other computers(BAD MOBO.),,,Well,,,, i decided to get rid of everything in my computer and start from scratch(i ordering an AMD 64) , but 4 now i have an amd athlon 1.1, DFI ak-75 mobo. same grafics card (ati radeon 9600 se,,,,,HOW do i get AGP x4, x8 to work?, can it work with my older system? I already tried a lot of stuff!!!
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Does AGP 4X work?
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No, AGP x4 isn't working, niether is fast write
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I'd suggest you look to see if a BIOS update is available for this mobo.
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