For 6 monthes now my screen has been blacking out at random times, usually for about 1-2 seconds before returning to normal. Games, movies, and music in the background dont seem to skip or freeze when this happens.
Also, games that I know my computer can handle without breaking a sweat seem to be running really slow. Empire at War is the worst, as it will be running completely smooth one moment and drop to less than 1 fps the next. Changing resolution and video quality settings does not fix this problem in the game.
I'm guessing its either a problem with my memory or my video card, though I am guessing it is the former (as my video card works fantastic in most games).
My specs are:
ABIT AW8 motherboard
Intel Pentium D 930 Presler 3.0ghz dual core
G.Skill 2 GB (2x1GB) Dual Channel Kit desktop memory
Sapphire Radeon X850XT 256mb GDDR3 PCI Express x16
Western Digital 200GB 7200rpm 3.0gb/s SATA
AOpen Cobra 5.1 sound card
BenQ Combodrive CD/CDR/DVD
Rosewill RV450 450watt power supply
Please help, this problem has plagued me for way too long considering this computer was brand new when it started.