When playing games like Dawn of War, even with graphics settings to lowest levels, the vid card will randomly shut down. Sometimes it happens when the game has been running for 5 minutes, sometimes it can go for better than an hour. What can be done?
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First check that overheating is'nt the problem, you can remove the sides of the pc and allow hot air to escape easier, if this cures it you need more fans, while your'e in the pc check for dust blocking fans and vents.
Also visit the game makers web site for bug fixes if there are any and also go to graphics card web site (www.nvidia.com)for possible known game issues that you are playing.
I had a similar problem. playin need for speed, Ghost recon advanced warfighter and Hitman. I had enough of it so i formated my machine bought another drive and installed all the games on that drive. used the original drive for the OS. NO MORE REBOOTING. problem fixed
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check in your bios settings that the correct settings is enabled if its pci or agp, maybe its some thing like this. hope this helps. also remove your drivers before your take out the card to changed it with another card, by add remove programnmes in control panel.
Uninstall any video adapters in the device manager. reboot install your drivers before you install the Vid card, (unless it is integrated) then install your card allow it to search for the drivers. Reboot again and they should go in. Good luck,,, please leave a rating.
not sure of the game but pci graphics cards are not for gaming, that pc is a bit old- you need a pci express graphics card to game thses days. Also the 6200 is very weak as a gpu and very old- Nvidia is now in the 10th series of cards. Get a new computer definately with a core 2 duo cpu and at least a nvidia 8500gt grapgics card
What Monitor settings are u using? Try higher frequency & if its a 17" monitor use 1024 x768 setting(resolution) and frequency 75-80 Hz. Also check the nVidia website for driver update for this model. I recently saw that there is a new driver in this category!!!!........sodeep
in my opinion it's a hardware malfunction, try reinstall the graphic card and before that wipe the cards contacts with pure ethilic alcool (96% vol) then put it back in.
And by the way try using a set of diferent drivers both mobo and graphic