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Crashes/Freezes when playing video games

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Randomly, when I am playing a video game on my computer, generally ones with higher quality graphics, my computer will freeze or the monitor will go into a sleep-like state, even though it is set not to do so. When it freezes it will usually, after 20 secs or so, goto the desktop and have an error about VPU Recover and something with an error report. When the monitor goes into a sleeplike state I have to restart my computer.

My system specs are
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
512 MB RAM
ATi Radeon 9600 Pro

I am using WinXP Pro.

Anyone have any clue whats going on and how to fix it? Thanks!
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I had a similar problem with gaming, and when I opened the case and put a house fan next to it, the freezing seems to have stopped. So they are correct in saying to take off the case and play :up:
I'm guessing that if I bought a pretty large internal fan, it would act the very same...right?? And if I do buy one where would be the best place for it inside the computer??

Rock on guys, doing great work. :cool:
Where did you change it from 8x to 4x?? :up:

I'll give it a look over in the BIOS...Man I wish my computer was clockable :down: Lol

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