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Video Card, RAM, or something else

By TIMEZONEC
Jul 28, 2006
  1. Hey everybody,

    The past few weeks I have notice my computer doesn't respond, lags, then computer crashes which I will have to restart my computer. This is when I was using Windows 2000 Pro. So the next day I installed Windows XP PRO SP1, when I finished installing everything this still happens when I visit the web (FIREFOX AND IE), look at videos on or on the computer (youtube, google video, "MY OWN VIDEOS ON MY COMPUTER", and etc...) So from my perspective I think its either my video card which is a NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64 or my 512MB RAM. People from other forums told me its my video card but I want to make sure if its really my video card, ram, or both! Btw, I know for sure no ad-awares, spywares, malaware, virus, trojans, and etc...

    MY SPECS:

    Intel P4 2.4GHZ
    512MB RAM
    NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64 (Driver Version – 7.1.8.9)
    Intel ECS PT800CE-A
    Maxtor 114GB
    Windows XP Pro SP1

    *EDIT - also when I just visited hardforum.com, went to my thread, tried to scroll down, then mouse freezes, doesnt respond, then I have to restart my computer ONCE again.
     
  2. TIMEZONEC

    TIMEZONEC TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no help at all? please do help! it would be appreciated...:)
     
  3. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    Hello and Welcome to Techspot! :)

    Why not install Service Pack 2? It should be installed for maximum security. Also, install the latest drivers from Nvidia.
    If you think the RAM may be a problem (probably), test it using memtest, and let it run for 7-10 passes.
     
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