I have a whole load of problems but mostly dealing with graphics.
first off. i load up css and about 2 minutes in the game will freeze and the sound from the game will loop. but my comp will not crash. i can still talk on vent when it happens and i can move my mouse pointer. usually i jsut ctrl+alt+del and then close it or jsut pop back in. sometimes that works and somtimes it comes up with nv4 display driver failed. only ive changed drivers and update them. but the problem is still there. now out of nowhere everything is blue. IT IS NOT THE BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH. but everythign is a shade of blue now butr it boots up fine. and my sound isnt working but i think thats because i moved my audio card to a different slot. and also my firefox and internet explorers dont work but i have uninstalled and reinstalled them.
intel 2.83 quad core
i used to have sli pny gtx 260s but they both failed
now i have a xfx 9600gtx which i bought today
liquid cooling system
4gigs ddr3 g.skill
asus nse extreme
psu is a hiper 880w
creative xfi fatal1ty sound card
and i built the computer with all new parts at Christmas of 2008.
i havent overclocked yet.
i already reinstalled game twice.
and ive done two full mcaffee scans and i havent been able to access since the thing was built since i couldnt use internet explorer or firefox or any other program like it.
I'm going to say the most likely causes here are a defective PSU, defective mobo - or the most likely cause, there's a driver conflict of some sort. The quick and dirty solution is to just backup and reinstall windows, the more meaningful one would be to dink around in device manager and reinstall every driver that's re-installable there.
i dont know how the gtx260s died. one minute they were working. the next i was getting a bios beep code for vga/vga ram failure. i tried putting them in different slots and having only one in in differnet slots nothing worked. so idk
how do you reinstall windows without getting a new cd?