Strange fuzzy screen and then blue screen?

March 1, 2011 at 00:47:52
Specs: Windows Vista, Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 2.4 Ghz
This morning i went to turn on my computer, and when i turned it on the screen was sort of, a double image. The first screen i noticed this problem on was the "Dell" opening screen, the post screen did the same, and it got about half way through loading up the Windows vista loading screen (you know the one with the bars that go across it?) and it blue screened, the blue screen was all fuzzy and double imaged.

I thought that this was very strange, as i had had no previous problems, at all.

I turned it back on and it appeared fine, i got all the way onto using windows, and was on the internt. About 5 minutes later, the screen all broek up, the colours went strange, and it blue screened again.

Now whenever i turn it on, its back to getting half way through the booting process, and then blue screens.

I thought it could have been overheating or something, so i took off the computer case, and had a look, it didnt feel hot or anything, and there was nothing obstructing the fans, they were all working fine. I gave it all a clean, and turned it back on, the same thing happened.

I was wondering if you guys/girls know what this problem is?
Maybe the GPU overheated somehow?
before it crashed i was only browsing the internet, not playing any games or anything.

My GPU is a Nvidia 8800GT 512mb.

Thanks for your help,

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March 1, 2011 at 11:07:34
Sounds like a bad Video card, yes.

- What is the STOP (blue screen) error?

- Try booting into Windows Safe Mode, test Video.

- Pull out video card, blow out video slots on MOBO with compressed air, reseat Video card, retest.

- Check your MOBO for bad capacitors

- You could possibly try the Dell Diagnostics (boot to Dell Drivers & Utilities CD, or d/l it off Dell's site & make a bootable CD via an *.iso) as well to test the hardware.

Post back with the results.

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