Heres the lay down. I have recently got back into computer gaming and started installing some of my old games eg. Half life 2, call of duty 2 etc. All good so far. Now I would load up the game and play it for oh.. maybe 10 minutes flawlessly if i was lucky. Then all of the sudden the graphics would become distorted.. inverted and going everywhere. I would Ctr alt del out of the game and restart it. This would result in a black menu screen on all games. After a computer restart same results for every demanding game. "ATTEMPTED SOLUTIONS" Ok, first i tried installing new drivers for multiple devices and tweaking with game settings.. then i messed with ram issues stuff like that. last result.. fresh install... so i installed xp pro sp2 and tried it again same results. SPECS: 2.4 ghz intel, nvidia geforce fx 5200<--- what i think is the issue))) 500 gb hd, 1gig ram.. If anyone knows any solutions then please enlighten me. Im trying to decide wether to purchase a new graphics card or not. Thanks for your time.