Originally Posted by Salska
Hello I just got my new computer this christmas and I am having some probloms when I play the better grapic games usualy. For instance after playing The Lord of The Rings The Battle For Middle Earth for only a few minutes it freezes and I have to restart my computer. It has also froze on Doom 3 and Call of Duty. I dont really know all of my specs but I am using a Pentium 4 3.0ghz and an ATI Radeon 9600 XT 256mb and I have 512 mb of ram. If it really matters I can find out all of my specs and edit this post. I just downloaded the Catalyst Control center to get the latest drivers but I got some error about it and now I have to download NET Framework Version 1.1 to get that to work.
Thanks in advance-
1. Make sure you have the Latest Drivers for your ATI www.ati.com
2. Make Sure you have the LATEST chipset DRIVERS for your BOARD (this would make a MAJOR difference in performace)
3. make sure you have the LATEST PATCH for all your games. www.3dupdates.com
or vist your game's Software company and download it from there.
4. make sure you have Proper Cooling for your System!! very very important.
let me know what's happen after you have tried this