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Computer crashes while playing games

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i am having a problem with my computer sometimes while playing games the image goes strange colours and there is nothing i can do. i cant ctrl+alt+delete either because everything freezes. it only happens in recently in slightly newer games like deus ex, f.e.a.r etc. it dosent happen in old games like tomb raider, gunman ete. it happens at random moments sometimes i can play for hours and it dosent happen and other times it can happen randomely. i have to push the power button on my computer to restart it. please help it is really annoying.
my specs are:
os:windows xp
display adadpter: nvidia geforce 6600gt pci express.
memory: 2gb of ram
processor: amd athlon le-1600
motherboard: mcp6p m2+ made by biostar
sound: realtek hd 5.1 audio it is intregrated onto the motherboard
i also have the latest sound,motherboard and display drivers but the problem still happens. sometimes it happens while i am not playing games it just freezes at random moments. sometimes i can go on my computer for a day and it dosent happen.
please help me
thanks.

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Try update your VGA drivers in the nvidia support page, or using software "drivers detective" or etc.
if its not work, u have to check your video card, maybe overheat..
or u can try to format your OS, it can be some support files are missing or corrupted....
or the last one, your VGA card is broken or maybe does not compatible with the motherboard u used...check the specification of it, whether the game, VGA, or motherboard u used

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