When I play games/video , blue screen and shut down.
Asked Feb 5, 2008, 02:08 PM
Any time I play a game on my computer or watch videos on break.com or YouTube , after a little bit into it it freezes and shuts down to a blue screen with some writing. Only problem is that the blue screen only appears for a fraction of a second and I can never read what it says.
I believe it states something about possibly a hardware issue but I checked my ram and they don't seem to be cracked. I've had a prior issue about 2 years ago where my fan on my ati 9800 pro graphics card broke and my comp was over heating... had a new one installed and I'm not sure if this is the problem again.
When my comp re-starts up after doing the freeze/shutdown the temp reads something like 125-129 degrees which my brother told me was way way way too hot...
But my computer runs fine when I'm making music in FL studio running many effects and whatnot and so I'm thinking it may have to due with graphical error...
Should I re-format and re-install windows xp home edition or would that not help at all?