I don't know why, but i just recently installed the punisher game and battle for middle earth and after let's say 30 minutes of playing my computer just freezes, i can't alt+tab or ctrl+alt+delete... i gotta reboot
I didn't try any other games since i didn't have time and i have all the latest updates for my vid card, my mobo and windowsxp
Im running :
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180 (IE 6.0 SP2)
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4E, 3000 MHz (15 x 200)
Motherboard Name MSI 865PE Neo2-PS (MS-6728 v2.0) (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 4 DDR DIMM, Audio)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Springdale i865PE
System Memory 512 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (07/07/04)
Video Adapter RADEON 9600 SERIES - Secondary (128 MB)
Video Adapter RADEON 9600 SERIES (128 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon 9600 XT (RV360)
Monitor IBM 6541 G51 [15" CRT] (66-XDL42)
I never recommend buying major brand from most 3rd parties. There are few who can build the modules well. A faulty module can have many undesired results.
The reason I ask you to check the chips, is because there are some clues here that can tell you about the quality of the module.
You want to check the date codes, which align parallel to the chip edge (emample "0426"). Ideally, you only want one date code per rank (module side). Two different date codes are ok as long as you have 1 date code per rank as mentioned.
Also, you want to measure the alignment of the print on the module. There should be a very small break in alignment of the print on the chips. Check this out.
The other parts seem ok.
Also, you have a sound card right?
one more thing:
What is your power supply?
Are you using a good CPU fan?