Yes ... the Registry key
When you say you "bought another power cord"... do you mean an actual cord? Or did you buy another power supply? Those are two totally different things. ;)
As far as your system.... the processor can handle any card you throw at it. Your mother board would be your limitation. Check your system's manual to find out what type (AGP/PCIe) of video card slot you have on that board. That way if you decide to purchase a different graphics card you know what type of interface to buy. If your card has had over-heating issues before... there may have been actual damage done to the graphic card's core. Which means you may never have this problem resolved with the current graphics card. Check to see you have the latest drivers from nVidia.
You could also have faulty memory. Downloading and running a full memory test program like Memtest86+, to see if your memory has problems.
There are many possible reasons for your copy of BF2 to be crashing... Sorry to say you have a long road of troubleshooting ahead of you. ;)
My belly button loves pie...
14th September 2005
Well, I like the chances of the video card being damaged. It's been terrible since we got it and my computer cannot handle more than 256MB. So, I have no idea what to do.
As odd as it sounds that your motherboard will only accept 256MB video cards, I will go along with you on that for now. ;) I did a search based on not knowing your card's interface type... you will need to confirm what type you have prior to buying one. I will pm you the link.