games start up, begin then crash my computer

July 8, 2011 at 23:17:56
Specs: Windows XP
I was playing mw2 online, then there was a flash on screen which stayed there, screen froze and that was the end. Since then i have tried several times to play various games but each time they start ok but after a few seconds the screen freezes then picture breaks up and various mixed up parts of the game appear then i have to shut down.

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#1
July 8, 2011 at 23:26:16
Pls specify the general and video configurations..

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#2
July 8, 2011 at 23:50:04
hello, thanks for your reply, i must mention to you i am not that great with computer terminology, what do you mean by "video configurations" ?

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#3
July 9, 2011 at 01:23:49
the pixelation issues, the picture falling apart would suggest video card/chip issues.
it may be as simple as cleaning the fans on the graphic card or/and the cpu.

1st step is to open the case and clean out all the fans blow or vacuum the dust away, while its switched off of course.

start the machine with the case open and check that the fans are all running.
download and install the newest drivers for your graphics.
download and install speedfan to check your temps.

once you have done this get back and we may be able to help further.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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