I get screens like this when playing a game. My vid card temps are a cool 45c-50c, so I don't think it's that. Plus if I alt tab, and tab back in, everything returns to normal for a while, then i start getting texture sharding over the maps. Eventually sometimes a bsod comes up.
there used to be a strange issue with the following hardware:
Creative Audigy/Audigy 2
nVidia Video Card
where UT2K4 would do the same thing... the only solution I could find on the net was the remove the sound card and using onboard sound as a troubleshooting step...
this worked for me and helped me narrow it down to my specific setup as being the problem... I recommend trying the same... remove your sound card and try it... i know it sounds strange, but try it anyway... let us know what happens.
if they're the same make/model it could be a sign of bad ram, yes... download memtest 86+ and test it... and you're right, the bluescreen can be caused by bad RAM... but the video won't normally cut out that long before Blue screening if it's system RAM... i still think it's your video card, but if it's bluescreening, why not write down the code it's generating so we can give you a better diagnosis... it's a blue screen of death, but it's not without useful information
sounds like its time to either reseat the heatsink/fan setup or get a new graphics card. A long time ago I had a Ti4600 that was slowly dying, did the same thing, then even started artifacting with the same lines you have when browsing, when it was in dos booting.
I dont think you can do anything, its definately a hardware issue, try getting a new heatsink fan, it may be showing as cool, but perhaps not all of it is cool, is the fan on nicely or is it falling off, check the card if you havent already!
I'm having the exact same problem on Company Of Heroes..
Strange graphical behaviour and when I alt-tab or alt-f4 the game it blue screens.....How ever alt-tabbing is not always the time that it happens....some times if a explosion in the game happens a blue screen will occur...
I'm running a 8800 GT on a Asus P5K pro motherboard with a Intel E6850 Core 2 Duo at 3.0ghz
I have the latest drivers and I have re-installed them several times, how ever i'm not convinced that i'm uninstalling them completely each time I get rid of the drivers. Is there a way to remove the files manually?
I think something went wrong when my virus protector picked up a "root kit" in the driver folder and I accidently clicked delete....