I will update my specs when I get off work. I'm having a strange issue with pc games. Whenever I enter the character creation screen for Dragons age, Neverwinter Nights 1 and 2, Atlantica online, Sid Meyer's Civ IV , Warlord's Battlecry III, beta versions of one current mmorpg that I downloaded but cant remember the name... BUT not World of Warcraft or Warhammer Online... I crash, get a black video screen, andthe sound locks up and repeats. The only other time that itll crash is when Ive had the computer running for days and it overheats at the base of the moniter AND while its running anything with sound (while its running hot) like winamp, a game, or a video play playing a basic avi file. Ive updated my nvidia and directx drivers/files, my games are up to date, and I run avg and avast antivirus. Ive had my video card replaced and my moniter replaced (qosmio laptop) by toshiba, but the problems still exist. Ive even had the heat sinks replaced. Im beginning to think that this is purely vista software related. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Toshiba Qosmio 305x or something
Vista Home Premium 32bit
4 gigs ram
Geforce 9800 something video
intel core duo 2.2 2.2(i think thats the speeds)
I dont know how to see if the video card has dedicated memory if that even matters.