possible RAM/video prob. HELP

  wasted_youth 16:04 11 May 03

Havin trouble, while playing high graphics games such as GTA3 and IGI2 and towards the end of DVD films the image skipps as though the system is out of ram, and in the games the sound will stop, though only in the game. once back in windows the sound is fine, device manager shows about 90% plus of free system resourses.

i have recently formatted and the problem was not present before, and i have all the latest drivers installed as well as trying the originals, with no effect.

im running a 1400 athlon AMD processor, 256DDR RAM, with an Nvidia GeForce2 MX400 video card, sound is an onboard VIA audio chip

Help is much appreciated

do you switch off as many background tasks as possible before you sart playing? theres an outside chance thats its a heat problem but the symptoms are a bit strange for that.

  wasted_youth 16:48 11 May 03

there is never n e thing running in the background. only the game / DVD.

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