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In-Game freezing with green particles on the screen and sound freezing

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July 22, 2013 3:39:20 AM

So yes that is my problem... I can tell you everything that you need to know but please help me...
So i have been playing pretty low requirement games with my nVidia 8600GT
including League of Legends and C9 and after a certain amount of playing it froze COMPLETLY so i had to shut it down manually...
Before the freeze wierd green particles would apear on the screen flash a few times and then the pc stops completly and sound continues playing in this annoying ZZZZZZZZZZ sound...
Lately this has been getting worse (to such a stage that i cant play games like GTA: SA and CIV IV...
And the freezing occurs randomely but if i try it more oftenly it freezes faster before it took like 5 hours now it takes 2 minutes or so :( 
So i need the following information...
Is there anyway at all to save my pc or to start saving for a new one and if i cant fix it i at least want to know what was wrong with it so i can avoid it in the future...
I AM POSSITIVE IT IS NOT A HEATING ISSUE!!!
i replaced thermal paste on the GPU and put a new fan on it (heat pipe doesnt do jack shittttttt)
THIS ONLY OCCURS DURING GAMES!!!
When i browse or watch videos it's mostly fine...
It used to help to close as many unnecessary processes before starting up the game...Literally Everything unuseful during gaming was shut off.
So please help me any...help will be very much appreciated and i will be very happy if you will be able to recommend anything at all.

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July 22, 2013 4:17:16 AM

well, you have an old card and it can be that it's about to go. either way you should save up. that way you'll enjoy your games more.
also, check your psu, and cpu temp
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July 22, 2013 5:21:25 AM

I'm busy currently i will check the psu and cpu temp later thanks though :D 
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July 22, 2013 10:45:12 AM

O.K a new problem has arrived...Mini freezes while browsing...

PS:
My ingame Cpu Temp is 70 degrees Celcius
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July 22, 2013 10:55:38 AM

Download hwmonitor to see your GPU and CPU temps. Then you'll know your problem.
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July 22, 2013 11:16:48 AM

So far i used speed fan... is that ok?
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July 22, 2013 11:46:40 AM

95% it's a bad card. Swap the card for something else, I'm sure the issues will go away. It's not only a heat issue at this point, the card itself is bad.
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July 23, 2013 12:37:14 AM

KK so i tried replacing it with an amd card with 512mb gddr3 and well the screen remained black any tips?
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July 23, 2013 5:50:26 AM

Make sure it's seated properly and the cables are in tight. If the card you used is good, it should at least come up to the BIOS screen when you turn it on. Was this a new card? Was it working before you tried using it? Did you check the power requirements for it?
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July 23, 2013 8:00:22 AM

Yes its a new card...No i didnt a friend told me that a guy shipped it from GB and that it was working perfectly...
The power requirements were ok for my system but yea i called my friend he took the card took me with him and he litterally threw the card into the guys face...Lets say he wasnt to happy.
So is it the card's fault or...
Before he took it and this i checked your response and i think the card was not working well...
Shipping can be a problem... If you could recommend a card for my system i would be grateful...
I will tell you the requirements as soon as i come back...
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July 23, 2013 8:20:21 AM

OK i am back and here are my system requirements (OLD PC I KNOW)

Intel Core 2 duo cpu E7200 2.53GHz (2 CPUs)
2 gigabytes of ram (yes my pc still sucks)
GPU : Gigabyte GeForce 8600GT
MotherBoard is Intel® Desktop Board DG33BU
Here are all the motherboard's specs http://ark.intel.com/products/50376/Intel-Desktop-Board...
So if any of you could recommend a card for this machine (it was pre-built)
I would be very grateful...
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July 23, 2013 12:54:47 PM

Well GTA SA started working again so Good but i still dont know what the issue is...
Also this thing happened the 2nd time around now ...
It's a very random issue...Should i buy parts and build a new pc and just use this one for browsing etc.?
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December 9, 2013 6:12:45 AM

The only video card that would really be worth getting for that system is a Radeon 7750. You may want to get a better card to move to a newer system but that depends on your power supply and case size. Even a 7770 which is the next step up, needs at least a 300 watt good power supply and enough space to fit it.
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