So i installed diablo 3 recently and when i run the game about 5 mins into it my comp freezes with a weird display like zig-zag lines on it. i have tried downloading and reinstalling the nvidia graphics drivers, but to no avail. i have been running the same spec for the past 3 yrs and never gave me any trouble with any games. the only change i made is that i got a new 3tb hdd a month back.
intel core 2 duo 2.33 ghz
nvidia geforce 8800gt 500mb
2 gb ram
3 tb hdd
That's a rather old computer and as such it is possible that the thermal paste on one or more of your components has dried up. If you're comfortable taking the boards apart you can change it easily, just make sure that you ceramic paste on the GPU and chipset