Video Games Stopping

By mike066604
May 16, 2007
  1. everytime i start a video game, it stops as soon as some sort of graphic happens. also everytime i watch a movie on my computer there are blue and red lines going through the video. is it my video card? if someone can help me please i really would like to play my old video games again!
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Yes mike066604,
    try another video card
  3. 3ffect89

    3ffect89 TS Rookie

    yea make a test like a did with my video card. It was freezing everytime i luched a game and pc restarted so i switch my new video card to my old one and yea i was a problem with my card. But now i just replaced my old video card for the 'new one' and its working good for now like new
  4. mike066604

    mike066604 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    i have a radeon 9800 pro. what do you suggest that i get next?
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    There are so many good choices... Money is always an issue for me. I'm running a Radeon 9600 Pro. What do your friends recommend?
  6. mike066604

    mike066604 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    not sure. i just need something that will be able to play all of my video games and have good graphics so whatever i buy i don't have to worry that it wont play or look bad. and yes money is an issue, so something similar to what i have now. any ideas?
  7. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    depends on what your budget its.. i'm assuming you have the AGP version of 9800? then you'll need a AGP card as replacement. Get an ATI chipped one so you don't have to fuss changing the drivers over..

    btw.. the 9800 should play most games fine (i should know), maybe not on max settings for most, but if a card replacement doesn't do the trick, then look at other avenues of trouble. Have a look at my guide when you get there.
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