O/S: Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Sytem Model: Gateway T3410
System Serial Number: CCA61 300 12671
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Drives: 160.03 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
26.26 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
Main Board: Board: First International Computer, Inc. K8MC51G PCB 1.x
Serial Number: C566164126
Bus Clock: 201 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 11/25/2005
Memory Modules: 896 Megabytes Installed Memory
Slot 'A0' has 512 MB
Slot 'A1' has 512 MB
Display: NVIDIA GeForce 6100 [Display adapter]
DELL 1704FPT [Monitor] (17.1"vis, s/n Y429953SBCY6, April 2005)
Ok, every now and then when i'm playing a game the screen turns all squiggly and the comp becomes unresponsive, in-turn requiring me to reset the comp. Usually i can deal with that, rationalizing it as the on-board graphics is getting hot. Sometimes i can play for several hours, always expecting the crash but nothing happens. The last 2 days have been different though. I try playing "The Sims 2" and "Combat Arms" but end up having the above mentioned happen, within the first 1/2 hour of playing. It doesn't help when it happens and i'm trying to level up.
Anyways, my question is, what could be causing the problem, how do i fix it and how can i keep tabs on what causes the crashes (Event log shows nothing of the crashes)?
If there is any more info need, just ask.