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video card screwup !HELP!

By Griever
Dec 19, 2003
  1. When I play just about any game, my computer freezes, crashes or the game just shuts off like it was never on. Im using an hp 524c. If it matters, my video card is an S3 Graphics Prosavage DDR. When you explain things, you'll probably have to dumb things down
    Thanks
     
  2. Scol

    Scol TS Rookie Posts: 88

    Only with games? What games in particular are you playing? How about when running a full screen movie (DVD)?
     
  3. Shiney

    Shiney TS Booster Posts: 157

    Have you got all the latest drivers for your system, also the latest DirectX.
    You need to make sure you have all updated drivers before we can look at hardware problems.
     
  4. Griever

    Griever TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah, it freezes with DVD's too, as for games, It does the same with every game I own, and I've already dowloaded all the latest drives and updates possible. My friends are telling me that I should just buy another card but Im not so sure.
     
  5. Scol

    Scol TS Rookie Posts: 88

    I'm not so sure it'll be just the card, although your card does seem somewhat dated... it couldn't hurt to invest in some newer tech to put in your tower...
     
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