Ok so first off, Hi, im Vid, i have a problem with my pc that im having a really hard time solving. Here it goes.
I have a P4 2.79Ghz, a 250WD HDD, and a Radeon HD 3650 AGP video card. please dont make any rude comments as to the types of hardware im using. Also im running 1.5Ghz of RAM @ 400… My problem is that i recently bought WoW and have been playing a bit here and there. A few weeks ago i went to change the game resolution from 800/768 to my monitors actual size, 1680/1050. About 20 minutes later the video card just stoped responding, how i know this is cuz i could still hear my game being played in the background and I could still move around and hear the sounds… so i rebooted and everytime i went to try it, it did the same thing. so i changed the res back and it worked like a charm… i got to reading and talking to others and thought maybe it was getting too hot so i bought an Arctic Cooling Accelero L2 Pro cooling system for the card along with some matching thermal paste. After changing the cooling system on the video card it ran much colder but the problem still happend… I ran a benchmark software on it and when it got to the 3d part of the testing it stopped responding. So back out i went to speak to others about this and next we came up with maybe its the psu… I looked on the side of my existing AOpen 350 psu and on the 12v rails it had 8 amps… so i figured well that just isnt enuf, so i went and bought a brand new still shrink wrapped, INFINITY Enermax 650w psu and got it home, went to install it and ran into a problem right away… the 24 pins didnt fit my board and wernt like i had seen before this one didnt have the 4 removable pins… so i made a call found out there was a 24 pin - 20 pin adapter and i got it. when i hooked everything up… the psu powered on and the light on the mobo came on and all the fans came on but nothing booted up. Than the psu clicked off and the green light on the psu changed to red. So i shut it all down, unplugged everything, cleaned all the connections, tripple checked all the connections and re-tried it. still nothing happend. i put the old psu back in n it works fine cept i cant play my wow at a better resolution. Also for kicks… i wanted to see if it was just that game or anything else so i borrowed a copy of dirt 2 from a friend and as soon as i got into the game, the video card stopped responding again… im really stumped everyone. please help me.