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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-22-2007, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Computer freezing during Guildwars

For the first time in years I actually bought a game. Everything goes fine until all of a sudden the screen freezes with five vertical bands of multi-colored rectangles take over the screen. The sounds goes staticy and the only way to recover is to reset the pc. The first thing that comes to mind is that I need to use something better then the onboard Intel GMA 900 graphics processor but everything out there says it should be able to handle it. It's a 3.2 P4, 915G MSI board running 1GB DDR400 RAM. The CPU only gets up ~80C or so. Any ideas?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-22-2007, 06:55 PM
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I haven't had any problems with GW's..... I'm on all the time if you ever need help

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-22-2007, 09:02 PM
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yeah sounds like your overheating the proc cuz 80c is way hot, mine enver gets above 50c under a full load on stock cooling. a graphics card would make a huge difference also cuz it will take the load off of the cpu
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-22-2007, 09:12 PM
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could be the power supply, more than likely its the crap video card you have.

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