since then, any game i try will give me the same result.
i opened the case and removed the slot where the modem is located, so as to give the video card (nvidia geforce fx 5700le) more room to breathe, but nothing.
also, a coule of times the screen showed horizontal bright-colored lines, always to the same result: i have to force-shut off my HP pavilion a 120.it
nvidia drivers are up-to-date, XP is constantly updated.
one thing though: i noticed the fan of the driver card does not rotate easily. don't know if and when it is supposed to go on, but i wondered wether that was causing a prob.
with ntune installed i can access nvidia monitorview, where a log tells me that my CPU temp. is as follows:
Current Time (ºF) (ºF)
2006/11/17 10:57:11 222992.2 32
Current Time (ºC) (ºC)
2006/11/17 10:57:15 123866.8 0
that seems terribly hot to me!
thanks for any help
Edited by hinton, 17 November 2006 - 05:08 AM.