Firstly, these are my specs: AMD Athlon 64bit 3200 2.01 ghz 1 g ram Nvidia Geforce 6600 gt Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS (WDM) 300 g hard drive
I installed GTA 3 on my computer and then I suddenly started having problems. A few mins into playing the game my screen would go black and nothing would happen. I thought that was a one off thing but it happened over and over again. I tried playing other games that I normally play a lot and it happened again. I did a full virus, ad aware, and spybot scan and it still happened. I tried reinstalling the graphics card drivers and direct x drivers and it is still happening, only now it's started to happen while I'm surfing the net. I checked the graphics card tempurature and it's at 39 dec c. I honestly don't know what's wrong and it's getting really annoying. I'm really lucky I managed to finish this post.
I think you have answered your own question.As the problem arose after installing GTA3,have you tried uninstalling it and tried your system? P.S.if the time of your post is correct then your system clock would appear to be fast,unless it's the PC Advisor clock time showing!!
My computer just freezed again just now and I noticed the temperature wasn't going up before hand (I'd been monitering it). I live on my own and I don't have a lot of money. Most of my friends don't have a computer anywhere near as good as mine. I bought the parts in January and I thought it was strange that all this started happening when I installed gta3. I'll try to find another card and see if that's the problem but I want to see if theres anything I can do first.
Sorry for the time comment,i hadn't thought about your location.Anyway how about doing a system restore to before GTA3,it should show up in restore as "installed GTA3"use the point before this unless you already thought of it!
If in doubt, click on an empty part of the desktop, press F1 and type your query into the search box eg type system restore, it is easy when you know how but the F1 key seems to be one of the best kept secrets, press it anytime, anywhere and help appears