All games causing display problems

June 22, 2009 at 13:58:43
Specs: Windows XP
Huge pronlem. All games cause my system to crash but every time the display will fracture into hundrads of small squares. It has only started doing this since I formated the system a month ago and I have so far ruled out overheating and I have all the latest drivers for the graphics card. Specs are as follows

Antec TruePower Quattro 850W Modular PSU - 2x 8pin PCI-E 2x 6pin PCI-E 4x 12V Rails 80PLUS Energy Efficiency

Asus V-60 Quiet Socket 775 Processor Cooler

Seagate 750GB Internal Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache

Creative X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Soundcard

Corsair 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 1066MHz/PC2-8500 XMS2 Dominator Memory CL5(5-5-5-15)

ASUS P5KC AiLifestyle Series iP35 Socket 775 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping (2.4GHz 1066MHz) Socket 775 L2 8MB Cache (2x4MB (4MB per core pair)

Sapphire HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDTV Out PCI-E Graphics Card

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June 22, 2009 at 14:10:34
Lets start by determining WHY you formatted a month ago?

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June 23, 2009 at 10:32:30
computer would restart everytime it got half way through loading windows.

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June 23, 2009 at 12:18:57
And after your reinstalled Windows, what then?

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June 23, 2009 at 13:28:48
Worked fine after windows was re installed. all drivers went on ok no problems seemed evident. About an hour into Never winter nights 2 to the problem occurred and then it's done it randomly ever since whenever a game is running. does not seem to be any relation to the cause of each problem as it can be a different times, different levels of stress on the system. Have tried a number of registry cleaners to remove old drivers as well as installing all windows updates for XP home edition.

Over heating was ruled out via a number of temperature monitors and cpu temp does not exceed 55. Graphics card has been known to go up to about 65 on occasion.

I thought I had solved it last week when it went for 3 days straight of hard gaming without a problem, only to then cash in the same manner of before.

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