So i've been having my pc for 2 years now.Here is it's speccs:
OS : Microsoft Windows Xp HE SP3
CPU : Intel Core 2 CPU 4300 @ 1.80Ghz
Ram : 1gb
Graphic Card :Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT 250mb
MB : Asus P5L-MX
When i got my pc i could run World of Warcraft(WoW) using full graphics without having any probs(that was before the latest expanion that has better graphics than the previous).
It's been a year now though that WoW is crashing too often.In the beginning it was only WoW.But after a while this was happening with every game i was playing(mostly with Guitar Hero).It's 3 things happening.Either screen will freeze and pc will restart on it's own, or screen will freeze for some seconds and graphics will go crazy(i mean i don't see the normal textures.For example a normal tree will be shown with different colours and textures from an in-game wall.I can fix this by restarting the game)or graphics will go crazy again and show some things like small lines flashing in the whole screen(this is caused in the whole screen even if i restart WoW and not only in the WoW window like the previous issue).I tried cleaning my pc hardware,i even formated my hard disc,i tried downloading the last drivers for every software/hardware i am using(related or no to WoW) but the problem still exists.What is more it's getting worse now.I could play for hours till one of the problems would occur but the last two days it won't allowe me play more than 1hour and even when i restart my pc the screen will instantly freeze(when i log into WoW).I also tried reducing video settings(even tried 800x600 resolution :S) but the problem is still there.The background applications i am usuall running is Firefox(not watching any videos or something, just in sites like this one looking for news.I am listening to online radio but i doubt that could cause the problem), msn and maybe a media player(WMP,iTunes or Winamp).The other programms running minimized in my windows bar is BitDefender,OpenOffice Quickstarter and Dropbox.Does anyone have any ideas of what could cause this?I am thinking that this has to do with my Hardware and not my Software.But i don't know what part exactly has the problem.I really need to fix this issue cause it's getting annoying.Oh and the last thing to mention is that i am playing in Windowed Mode(some times when i play in full screen mode my loading times is faster and i got less lag but still my screen freezes after some time).These are the readings i am getting from a sofware that came with my motherboard disk(PC Probe 2 it is called the program).
http://img513.imageshack.us/i/78588294.jpg/ I guess something is wrong with it?If yes what is it?Need to know so i can replace it