video card troubles


Senior member
Nov 14, 2000
this is an example of what happens when i scroll too fast on messageboards or websites without letting them load (seems like only dynamic content webpages), or when i try to play games like warcraft3, ut2003, etc.

image 1 image 2 image 3

the square in the 2nd pic is my mouse cursor... messed up.
sometimes it recovers like in the 3rd pic, but most of the time it doesn't, i have to hit reset

now, do you think this is the video card? or ram? or being underpowered? etc

here's my system:

ecs k7vta v3.1 motherboard
amd athlon xp 1800+
alpha pal 6035 hsf
1 dimm 512mb pc2700 ddr, lifetime warrenty from
gainward gf4 ti4200 64mb agp
creative sb audigy
wd 600bb 60gig 7200rpm 2mb cache
wd 800jb 80gig 7200rpm 8mb cache
lite-on 40x12x48 eide cdrw
pioneer 16x slot-load eide dvd-rom

i have an 80mm fan in the front and back of the case, and the p/s fan at the back. It is cool in this room also, so heat shouldn't be a problem.

my cpu is at 48 C right now, ambient case temp is 27 C

let me know what you think i should do...?