Hey there guys, Im in a need of help. After I've solved problems with another forums help (http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic122718.html
everything worked fine. Then after a week or two, it started freezing when I started to play games. Later, it started freezing when the user login screen comes up, so I uninstalled my graphic cards control panel and it worked for a while
I tried decreasing my BIOS Onboard Video Memory from 8MB to 4MB.
Tried decreasing the AGP to 4X on my Video cards controller. Didn't help.
I've been reading around on what could be the problem. Well, my CPU is fine, looking from the pic bellow.
If you think it might be the power supply, I haven't ever touched. It cannot be overheated because I allways leave my case open, the fans work fine and I have blown the dust out. Scanned for viruses with Dr.Web, but when i tried to do a complete scan in safe mode, it froze up two times. I was able to play Counter-Strike 1.6 for some time, but GTA just freezes up.
I don't really know the power supply, but my graphics card doesn't have an extra one. Now, I am running my computer whilst the ATI card controller software is offline. I keep my case opened all the time now, I have blown the air out and even tried vacuuming the card from a safe distance(bad idea, i know). I have scanned for viruses with Dr.Web(The experienced scan) in safe mode. I now play Counter-Strike 1.6, it's laggy cuz the driver ain't updated and it sometimes randomly freezes, but I can play for a longer duration. Altough, when I try to play GTA it just freezes.
I also tried testing my RAM, since two slots burned a month ago. Did 15 passes with memtest and there were no errors.
At the moment, I can barely turn it on. It keeps freezing while booting, it maybe succeeds after a few restarts.
Are there any graphics card diagnostic tools that i could use?
1,25 GB or RAM.
Windows XP Pro SP3
ATI RADEON 9600 Graphics card.
2 Hard drives with enough disc space or anything.
Thank you in advance,