Video card leading to freezes?

By audacity
Apr 13, 2008
  1. When I run World of Warcraft my video card will last about 30-40 seconds, then my computer just locks up, and I'm forced to manually restart my computer.

    Blizzard recommended I change it to openGL mode, and I did, this fixed the problem for a week or two. However, now It is freezing again. I am led to believe that it is bad drivers and/or a faulty video card.

    It probably isnt the driver since I downloaded the newest/recommended drivers by nVidia.

    any help would be appreciated.

    1. Motherboard - EVGA NF-CK804
    2. Graphic interface - PCI-E
    3. Memory - 1024mb DDR2
    4. CPU - AMD Athlon 64 3500+
    5. CPU Speed - 2210.3 Mhz

    6. Power Supply Make/Model - NZXT PF400
    7. Watt output/Amperage

    (one more thing, I also used to get artifacts in-game but I solved that with new fans, but the freezing doesnt seem to be an overheat problem)
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,324   +101

    Read WoW's forums or search around, I believe it's a common issue with WoW's latest patch.

    Does it happen with other games?
  3. X1950XT

    X1950XT TS Rookie Posts: 17

    What video card is it? And like zeno said, does it happen in other games??
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