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Screen freezes when the graphic card gets to work


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My friend has reacently bought a completely new computer which he himself built together (except from the processor which was mounted on the motherboard when delivered). The computer worked fine until the graphics card needed to work. First the sound started to stutter and after that the screen froze. The game he played was WoW, but the same thing happened while running 3dMark06 and Nividas own stress test. During some sessions he has also found graphical glitches. The time until the computer crashes also varies some, but the longest run until crash has been 1 hour.

First he thought that it was the drivers that wasn't right so he chose to uninstall the drivers that came with the graphics card and installed the latest Nivida drivers. This didn't help.

He then checked the cooling of the graphics card to see if this was the problem, but Nividas own program told him that the temprature didn't increase paticulary much during the stress test.

Now he is starting to think that the card might be defect, and that it is therefore a hardware problem which is covered by the warranty. But before he choses to send the card back he want to here if someone here has any solution or thoughts about the problem.

His system is as followed:

Chassi - Antec Lifestyle Sonata III med 500W nätagg
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 (rev 2.1)
Processor - Inter core 2 duo E6550 2.33 GHz 4 MB
Memory - Corsair XMS2 - 6400 Twin ... Xtreme 2 x2048.
Harddrive - Western Digital Caviar 250Gig
Graphic card - XFX Geforce 8800GT 512MB

He is running Windows XP 32-bits (Yes, all of the memory isn't used in XP 32-bit but it's just until he is able to purchuse a Vista 64-bit copy)
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The 4Gb of memory might have a lot to do with it.
Reduce the amount of system memory to 2Gb and see what happens.
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has he overclocked the card at all? because if he has, then the card may be unstable at whatever clock he is at.
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He chose to send the card back now. Didn't have the nervs to wait for answers it seemed. But I can say that he hasn't clocked it or anything. Thanks for the replies anyway.
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