For reference here are my system specs:
- Cooler Master Sniper Scout tower
- Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600
- Intel G33 Motherboard
- 6GB DDR2 RAM
- Radeon HD 4870 GPU
- 1TB SATA Drive 7200 RPM
- OCZ ZT Series 650W PSU
- Windows Vista 64-bit Home Premium
I'm having an issue where at certain times my display starts to become corrupt, with artifacts appearing. This might happen while playing a game, but it can also happen without using any CPU or GPU intensive applications running. I then see the error message from Windows which says
Too many 16-bit programs are running. Then the display becomes completely corrupt and I have to shut my PC down. I wasn't even aware that I was running any 16-bit programs, I'm honestly stuck if anyone can help me out here.
Update 1, I've run a:
Windows memory test
Video card memory test
...and all of them have come back with no problems.
When my PC is idle there are about 55 processes running and 6 icons on the right-hand side of the Windows taskbar, and the CPU is at 1-4%
Also when idle the system's GPU and CPU are approximately 45oC and all other measurements hover around 25-35oC. When under load, all temperatures stay basically the same except the GPU which goes up to about 60oC.
And yes all of the power connections are installed correctly.