|Do I need more RAM? The computer seems to run alright now[My last problem seems to have been caused by some new virus, according to a friend of mine, it wiped the OS off of my hard drive] but when I try to start up a game that has good graphics [Half-Life 2 or better] or one that plays online, it freezes up. It seems to me that it's a RAM issue, but I'm not sure. |
On a [Possibly] related note, sometimes I know the computer's going to freeze because on the startup when it brings up the XFX Play Hard screen, there are many thin, horizontal green lines going down the screen, they look like dashes, almost like morse code. When that happens the PC freezes before it even finishes booting up, but it doesn't happen too often any more.
When it freezes due to a game, it locks up right where it is and doesn't BSOD. It kind of sounds like the old NES games when they'd freeze up, locking on a single note and the screen kind of going haywire. The closest I can come to describing it is it sounds like "Ehhhhhh".