My new alienware went to hell. We had lightning last night and it seems it fried the inside of my beast. Well i bought another computer today. Its in my sig. I have the 41.09 driver from nvidia.com and DX9.0. I read on the box of my video card min requirements and this caught my attention. A 350 watt Power Supply which i only have a 250. SO is this causing the problem or is my card overheating? Another thing it likes to freeze as well. I played single player of Medal Of Honor: SpearHead and it ran fine with no problems.
I'd bet you $5 that weak PS is causing your trouble.
ESPECIALLY if you have an Athlon. Not even counting the rest of your 'stuff', between the high end (w/ probably lotsa memory) vid card and the power hungry Athlon you REALLY nead AT LEAST a 350w PS. Even more would be preferable. I have a 425w PS in my case and wouldn;t settle for anything less these days.
The thing is i just played 2 rounds of road to rome with no problems. I did a fresh reinstall last night and a fresh reinstall of my video card so maybe it was something in my game folder or bad drivers.
There is a reason your vid card manufacturer says it requires a 350w PS.
I guarantee you for the system you have (Athlon + Geforce) a 250w PS is too weak. You are 'starving' your processor & vid card. At the least you are on the very edge of reliability.
Trust me, next time you have $50-75 extra to put into your 'puter do yourself a favor and get yourself a beefier PS.