Gaming and Crashing
Posted: 07-20-2004, 08:48 PM
I have been playing Starwars Galaxies online and periodically my monitor
will just go in to power save mode. I can still hear the game going through
the speakers but there is no way to get back to it except to hard reboot.
Once in a while it will actually come back to the desktop and then Microsoft
wants me to report what happened. My system has more than the requirements
for the game. I have made sure the video drivers are right, replaced the
power supply to 350 watts. I have 1 gig of memory and a GForce FX 5200
graphics card (disabled the onboard graphics). It is a P4 system. This is
a Gateway 500s.
I'm stumped, thought maybe it could be heat because I have added a second
hard drive, second cd r/w drive and the better graphics card. When I got
the new power supply it did help some (not happening as frequently) but it
One more thing... does anyone know how to get the windowsxp Help and
Support. Even though I did a clean install of windows xp the help and
support is Gateway's Help Spot and I don't like it. I can not seem to track
issues with Microsoft like I used to.
Gosh I hope someone has some suggestions for me. This is a very annoying