Recently I've found that my computer is crashing several times a day (it would crash before, but very rarely), and I've spent hours trying to figure out why. The problem seems to occur only when playing games, and even then, only a few.
The games affected are (in no specific order): Warcraft III, World of Warcraft, Minecraft, Vindictus, Guild Wars, Archlord, League of Legends, Runes of Magic, Perfect World, Open Arena, AlephOne, AssaultCube, and Cube 2: Saurbraten, with exceptions being FarmVille (my mother plays: It's a shared computer.), RuneScape, and games played via OnLive. All games are played on minimum possible settings.
- Processor: AMD Athlon 64 (1.79GHz.)
- RAM: 1GB DDR2 (300.0MHz, 2x 512MB.)
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT (128MB @ 300MHz core & 900MHz
- Motherboard (if relevant in any way): MSI (Micro-star
International) MS-7312 (BIOS version: 1.2, AGP 8x).
All drivers are updated to the latest versions, I've run a virus scan (came back negative), and dxdiag reports no errors (though it does report the file 'd3d9d.dll' being 'a debug version, which will run slower than the retail version.').
The only changes in the hardware were a Wifi card I put in, but this problem started before that.
Is there any sort of hardware incompatibility causing this, are the parts just old, or what?
I can get more detailed information if needed, I just need to know how to get it.