About 3 weeks ago I got a new video card, an Nvidia Geforce 4 ti, made by Asylum (basically an unknown brand). At the same time as I installed it, I reformatted my computer. This all happened less than a week after Nvidia released new DetonatorXP drivers.
So I reformatted. And I reinstalled WinXP. And I installed these new Nvidia drivers. And since then my computer has periodically been just restarting itself due to a "bugcheck". Sometimes this happens when I'm in DirectX applications, while other times it's when I'm multitasking a lot. I kept thinking it was the latest drivers and that they were buggy or something. I really didn't have time to play around or tweak because I was very very busy with school and other stuff.
I just downgraded to the standard windows Nvidia drivers, and still the same thing. Which is making me think that it's the actual card. It seems like it's a bit too late to try for a refund or exchange. Do you think it could be anything else? (e.g. maybe just a bad Windows intall? Other software conflicts? etc)
When I go into the Event Manager it says "the computer has rebooted from a bugcheck" but nothing more detailed. Any ideas?