This is a discussion on Activating windows within the Windows XP Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. I changed a few settings in my BIOS (Aperture size form 128 to 256, AGP fast write off) and now
I changed a few settings in my BIOS (Aperture size form 128 to 256, AGP fast write off) and now I have to activate windows. I lost my key years ago along with the disc. Is there any way to activate windows or find out what my key is?
Also my computer is artifacting, and the heatsink on my graphics card is real hot. I have no idea why, it is factory overclocked so that might have something to do with it. It usually artifacts when I am playing games, which are usually set at or below the recommended settings. I have a BFG Tech 6800.
It needs a product key, it says the number of times mine can be used has been exceeded. Great, I never thought I would have to buy XP twice for one computer.
But my GPU is making me worried now. It is at 66 Celcius right now.
My PSU seems off too. My 3.3 is at 3.06, 5 is 4.8, 12 is 12.3. This is all according to Everest not my BIOS, BIOS reads a little bit different.