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Posted 12 January 2009 - 01:22 AM
Posted 12 January 2009 - 08:19 AM
Posted 12 January 2009 - 11:05 AM
If you've had a 3-year problem...with doing routine things on your system...and have replaced various hardware items...it seems to me that RAM would be the likely suspect.
XP can run comfortably on 500MB of RAM...if the system doesn't get overly stressed. When it does get stressed, it's the RAM or lack thereof that probably will prove to be inadequate.
Just my opinion .
Posted 12 January 2009 - 11:56 AM
Posted 12 January 2009 - 12:21 PM
Just for the heck of it try dropping the hardware accelleration on the video card down all the way and reboot
Posted 12 January 2009 - 12:34 PM
Posted 12 January 2009 - 02:20 PM
Control Panel - Display Properties - Settings tab
Click the Advanced button
Go to the troubleshoot tab
Drop the hardware accelleration down all the way & reboot
Might be a wild shot but it is worth a try
Posted 12 January 2009 - 04:02 PM
Posted 12 January 2009 - 05:03 PM
Are you using current ATI drivers or older drivers with that card?
My experience with my ATI cards indicates that the original drivers work better than the newer ones when using older cards.
I would totally uninstall everything connected to ATI (drivers, Catalyst, MCC, etc.) and install anew, using older versions.
There's an uninstaller tool available on the Web. When I did my uninstalls, I just manually deleted everything ATI-related from the registry and from my files...before installing anew.
Posted 12 January 2009 - 06:07 PM
Posted 12 January 2009 - 08:14 PM
Ok, thanks .
Well...it could just be time for a new motherboard/CPU or system.
I'd go for a cheap motherboard/CPU combo and wind up with a much faster, newer system with more capabilities...for less than $100. I'd have to buy new RAM, but DDR2 is dirt cheap these days.
I can't imagine enduring prolonged system problems for years.
Edited by DarkMagician1350, 13 January 2009 - 12:28 AM.
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