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I have a gateway (GM5472) desktop and it has had problems playing games (Company of heros; SimCity Societies; Sid meirer's trains). Vista will stop the game after a few minutes and say that there is a problem with the game. I have added 2 gigs(4 gigs total now) of memory and added a Nvidia Geforce 8400GS to help correct the problem, but it didn't work.

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Try to removed your additional memory and obseve it, if the problem happen again

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we have many steps we can try to fix this problem but i also need to know if you get any type of screen at all ?

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