Display driver has stopped working and recovered

  JS28 00:50 26 Aug 14
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My system seems to freeze a lot due to some type of graphics card/motherboard problem. At first it used to happen a few times a week but now it happens several times a day and is disrupting my work. Sometimes the system hangs for a few seconds and then its fine; but on other occasions the screen will go blank for a few seconds then refresh itself with the above error message appearing on the taskbar. However, now the problem has got worse and my screen turns off completely and requires a reboot.

I have already tried watering down the graphics output such as turning of Aero effects etc. but this has not helped at all. I want to find out is there any way I can diagnose the problem. If its a graphics card issue I can replace the unit but if its a more serious motherboard problem I will probably just replace the whole system as its quite old.

Please advise. Thanks in advance. My specs are below:

Windows 7 Intel Core2 Duo CPU E4700 @ 2.6GHz 3GB RAM 32 bit ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:24 27 Aug 14

Sounds like the fan on the graphics card has failed and the card is overheating. My old PC had exactly the same symptoms.

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