Graphics card Freezes, resets, and repeats.?
Here are the Specs:
Graphics -- XFX Ati Radeon HD 4650 1GB GDDR2 Memory
RAM -- 2 1GB Sticks. DDR3.
Hard Drive -- 1 TB + 1/2 TB (Don't remember the GB's, sorry)
Power -- Corsair 650W
Motherboard -- ASUS M4A79XTD EVO.
Processor -- New, Fits the motherboard, pretty good, but not EXTREME! (Can't find the box...)
Case -- SopranoRS Thermaltake from Best Buy. Supposed to give better cooling.
Fans -- Plenty of them. Though not all near the graphics card.
Sound -- not new, came with old computer, I don't think this is the problem...
OS -- Windows XP Media Center Edition, SP 3.
Please do not give me crap about still using XP. I really don't want to go through the installation of Vista, and 7 so please only mention upgrading it if you think it is actually the problem.
Many other games work for hours on end and never freeze (GTA IV, ME 1, Borderlands.) I have the newest drivers, I've checked to see if it's installed properly, and made sure it gets good ventilation. I have NO idea why it does this, especially if it's just for certain games! It has a Life Warranty, and it was the first thing I ever added to my PC. But again, because it works for some I don't think it's a bad card.
If you can help me in any way (If you want to buy the Vista and 7 installs for me, and send them to me...) I would really appreciate it. If you don't know, please don't say "Dude that sucks! Never heard of anything like that." I don't want pity, I want a working PC. If you can help then I would Really appreciate it. If you can't, that's okay, just please don't spam me.
To Harley: I agree with Fordry saying it probably isn't the memory, but I won't shoot down anything yet. If you can provide proof of it actually effecting negatively, I would thank you greatly.
To Fordry: The only thing with your answer is that your link doesn't have the actual download. Is there another site that I can get that program? I don't want to start the process without being able to finish. I think you can understand why...
To Raff: This is one I've tried, but not fully. I played Batman in compatibility mode, but it still had the early symptoms just before a freeze/restart cycle(game slows down Drastically). At that point I shut down the game, so I am unsure whether or not your method works. I will be trying it and if it does work I will be forever in your debt.
Again, thank you guys for your assistance. Just having these answers has given me some hope that my computer can work well!