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Video card problem?

By axdavies
Nov 20, 2006
  1. I just reinstalled Windows XP Pro because I kept getting the bsod whenever I did anything memory intensive. I updated my video drivers to the latest (Nvidia GeForce 440). Now whenever I play a video game (these games are a couple years old), the game plays for about 2-3 minutes then either the game quits and returns me to the main windows screen or windows restarts itself. Do you think it is a bad video card?
     
  2. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    BSODs usually mean faulty hardware i.e. Ram, harddrive, psu etc...

    Reloading windows doesn't mean it will get rid of your issue when its a hardware problem
     
  3. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Hello and Welcome to Techspot! :)

    Download Memtest86 and let it run for at least 8 passes (takes some time). If you don't know how to use Memtest, check out this thread HERE.

    Regards :wave:
     
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