My problems began with a new pc, my brother wanted to get some 'bonding' time in and wanted to build me a new pc since i was hurting for a new one. Keep in mind that neither of us know much, and my brother has built one before mine.
I am a HUGE fan of World of Warcraft, let alone Blizzard fan in general. But i noticed a problem while running WoW, or for the most part any other program (including one or two incidents with just Firefox and Netscape browsers). Currently while in game, ill get a screen lock, WHILE the BG music is still playing, and the pc then becomes unresponsive. After sitting for a few seconds the pc will then either shutdown all together, or cause the screen to go blank.
---the differance is; 1> a complete shutdown, and 2> the monitor screen goes
---blank as if it shutdown, but the cooling fans are still running... mind boggling
As i stated before, i have read many forums and took other's advise. Here are a couple of tasks i have done to try and fix...
1> Update BIOS (current Phoenix v.1.60)
2> Update Drivers
3> Rollback Drivers
4> Swap memory locations (causes another error [IRLQ NOT GREATER THAN OR EQUAL], but will not focus on that for this post)
i am sure there are other things i am forgetting currently, but if they come to mind i will post.
One thing to keep in mind is that i am currently using a friends ATI Radeon 9600XT, but by the end of the weekend i will be replacing it with my GeForce 6600GT (had problems in shipping, sending back to me). Specs for pc are down below in sig, thanks to Belarc. And ONLY SP1 for Windows, will not let me get SP2 for some reason even though i am using a legal copy of Windows from home.
So ANY advice will help, and im hoping we can work through this issue... i have seen a lot of faith in posters here, thanks ahead of time.
Edited by Brack, 26 April 2005 - 07:24 PM.