Having problems while playing games

By soulkolektor
May 27, 2008
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  1. my computer has been acting funny ever since i built it. every time i play a game for about 3 minutes it will freeze and a second later the picture starts to jump up and down like an old tv with bad cable connection. it is really annoying i am trying to play call of duty 4 and black site area 51 and it getting on my nerves. the funny thing is that it works fine when i play vegas 2 or crysis. i tried reinstalling the latest drivers ad directx9.0c and nothing.
    i am running a AMD phenom 9600 at 2.31 GHz, 2GBs of RAM, and 2x ATI HD3870 video cards with total of 1GB memory. and i am running Windows XP that is why i have directx9
    any help is welcome thank you
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,457   +135

    Change your video card
  3. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Yup, this is a plain ol hardware error from a failing card... not a driver issue.
    Shop early so they have it on the road to you before it gets dark.
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