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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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Welcome to TSG.

Don't know if you have seen this but it mentions your graphics card and error.Call of Duty: system hangs or VPU recover error messages playing game
To see if is a temperature problem you could try running it with the case open.

Is the fan on your Graphics Card spinning?

What game are you trying to play when it freezes?

What is your driver version?
You might check your mother boards manufactures website to see if this a common problem. Perhaps theres also a fix for the AGP issue.
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