when i am in-game (sacred, diabloII, doom 3) i keep crashing to desktop. there is no artifacting or other visible graphic problems. i have ran mem testing and found no erors. i think it may be my prcessor but was hoping for another opinion before i purchased a new one.
1 gig(2x512)kingston rambus
2.53 gig p4 stock cooling
radion 9700 pro
wd 80gig hd
psu vantec 520 watt
thanks for the replies guys. I know its not a software isue because i have reformatted twice now and i do have all the drivers and I reinstalled dx9b with doom3. the reason i believe it is the processor is because it "usualy" crashes to the desktop but it will also restart the system every once in a while. but that is why i posted here to see if maybe there is a way to not have to spend $150 on a new processor.
I often had random crashing similar to that while i was running my ram slightly faster than it could perform. only when it was under heavy load, it would restart the system, but your problem sounds a bit different..
You m ight want to try omega drivers, they may help sort out your problem.