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new hardware= crashes & freezes in all games

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just upgraded my pc yesterday with a new motherboard, new processor and new graphics card.

motherboard is the ASrock 939dual-sata2
processor is the athlon 64 3800+ x2 dual processor
graphics card is ati gecube x800gto pci-e

im getting crashes in a couple of different ways in almost all of my games:
1) screen freezes, loud buzzing sound, only switching off the pc can reset this
2) a messgae appears on monitior saying no signal then a ATI reporting message appears saying the vga card has stopped responding to the graphic accelarator driver- game then resumes

these crashes are happening on everquest 2 & dungeons and dragons online beta

things i have tried :

1)reinstalling driver for graphics card, installing the latest up to date driver, reverting back to the cd driver that was shipped with the game
2)making sure cable to monitor and graphics card is really secure
3)searched for a monitor driver

not sure whether this is graphics related or???

additonal info that may be relevant:
PSU is 500w jeantech
cpu temp is reported at 45c in bios

not sure what else to do apart from slip my reliable nvidia 6600gt back in

any help would be appreciated
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