This graphical problem has been bugging me for nearly half a year now and I'm completely out of ideas as to how to resolve it so I'm hoping maybe someone here could assist me. While playing online games, my computer experiences graphic image corruption not to mention gaming crashes/freezes. Also from time to time if the crashes happen more than once between restarts, my monitor will shut itself off. I receive an error message from ATI stating that either my display driver has stopped working altogether (and I have to reboot to fix the problem) or I get a VPU Recovery system message telling me that due to an error my hardware accelerator needed to be reset. The reason for these I would assume obvious.. it's all display errors so it must be the graphics card, however I've replaced the card twice now and while it will work fine for a short amount of time, the problem somehow finds it's way back and yet another card is screwed up and the problem remains. I know it is not caused through an overheating problem because along with the fan on the graphics card itself, there are also two others mounted inside the case. I have no problem with my monitor, it works perfectly aslong as I'm not playing anything. As far as resoultions and refresh rates (in or out of gaming) altering them doesn't change a thing.. except how hard it is to read things because of how small the writing gets with the changes. I've contacted a so called "expert" about the problem but he was about as much help as wet paper bag. Below are my systems specs (the ones I can remember anyway) Below those are the games I've tried to play and what happens after 5/10 minutes of gaming. Operating System: Windows XP SP2 Processor: AMD Sempron 3000+ 1.80 GHz Memory: 1536MB RAM Video Card: ATI Radeon 9600 Series 256MB 8x AGP DirectX 9.0 ---------------------------------------------- World of Warcraft: Font flickers, corrupt images and crashes as soon as the login screen appears. Warcrafft 3: Same as with WoW, with the exception of allowed gaming time of upto 20 minutes. Starwars Galaxies: Corrupt images, screen freezes, game crashes and ocassionally the monitor switches off. (Game time of about 10 minutes) Age of Mythology: Corrupt Images, Game crashes Eve Online: Corrupt images, font flickers and game freezes. (Vpu Recover with hardware acceleration error) The Guild 2: Corrupt images, ocassional freezes and sometimes reboots the computer. The thing that bothers me most about the problems I'm having is the fact that while all those games are completely ****e and I'm unable to play them, the one game I can play without any difficult is Everquest 2, which for anyone who knows, is a HIGHLY graphical game and requires fast draw rates on images. Given that those problems could differ depending on a persons meaning, I thought I should give a little more detail.. When I say "Corrupt images" I mean that the graphics merge with one another, sometimes they brighten up, sometimes they don't. They also square and flicker (like a guys leg could move to the top of the screen and merge with his head) I don't think it's happened, but considering the limited time between it happening and the game crashing.. who knows. The font flickers are kind of obvious but... when I say.. type my login into the world of warcraft screen, pieces of the lettering will constantly flicker (try to imagine a knife cutting through the letters at light speed or something) they ocassionally merge with each other so an Lmerges with an I and becomes a U... I think you get the idea here. Now I'm ready to buy me an entirely new computer but it seems abit extreme for an issue caused by a single piece of hardware, so before leaving myself completely broke, is anyone able to solve my problem?