I play Lord of the Rings Online and, for whatever reason, the game hates my Nvidia 9600GT. I keep having strange issues with it. After a few minutes or an hour of playing my screen just goes black, the sound loops, and the graphics fan spins up. I have to hard reset. I've tried everything (drivers, OS reinstall, changing settings, etc.), but it looks like I will just have to replace the card.
Spending as little money as possible, but getting the same or better performance, what would you guys suggest to buy? I'm not loyal to Nvidia. ATI might even be better since they have less issues with LOTRO. I'd like to continue running the game at high resolution and with high settings, which the 9600GT is actually pretty good at.
I've looked in the forum, but most of the cards people are suggesting are out of stock now, since they're a bit older.
CPU: Intel Core 2 Due e6550 2.33Ghz MOBO: Asus P5Ne SLI GPU: EVGA GeForce 9600GT PSU: 500W Antec PSU RAM: 2GB OS: Windows XP Preferred website: Doesn't matter. I'm located in Canada if that helps. I also wouldn't mind second hand cards if they're reliable. Resolution: 1920x1080