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Graphics card keeps overheating i think???

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June 11, 2011 12:01:26 PM

Hi i am having problems with my graphics card whenever i play a PC game any PC game or watch a video or movie it freezes on the screen and the vpu recover comes up it does this a few times then it freezes again during gameplay and then i get a black screen causing the PC to not respond to anything but everything runs fine including PC games when i use the integrated graphics which is ati radeon xpress 200 series and my motherboard is an Acer Aspire E500 but the PC is stable when not watching movies or playing games i will post a picture of the graphics card info in gpu-z sometime soon. Somehow i think it is faulty so can someone please help me out.

Basic System information:
Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP3
Ram: 1GB DDR2
Hard Disk Drive: 500GB
Motherboard Model: Acer Aspire E500
Bios Version: American Megatrends Inc. R02-A3
Audio: Realtek HD Audio

information on graphics card
June 22, 2011 5:53:51 PM

One your computer is pretty old as is, that might be it.
Two if the integrated work then the card is faulty. Just exchange it and see what happens
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