Of late, I have found that my graphics and sound go a bit haywire if I either leave my computer inactive for any length of time, or - and this is not an aspersion on the forum - since I started visiting PCA.
The only graphics/memory/sound intensive game I have is Space Cadet Pinball, and if I go to it after one of the above, the sound appears to be trying to catch up with itself and is very echo y (Didn't know whether to put the y next to the o or not) and the graphics stutter to the point of the ball stopping and then re-starting.
The problems I've had of late only started when I downloaded updates from Mr Gates and I've looked for the ones that are said to cause problems and I don't appear to have them.
I'm using ME on an Athlon 1800+ with 256 DDR and a 40 GIG HD. I just need to know if it could be the updates or whether a new card would sort it out. I don't know what grahics I have as it is integral.