monitor becomes like matrix and hangs

Intel / PENTIUM 4
July 3, 2010 at 01:53:43
Specs: windows xp
after switching on the system works fine for some time say 1-hr then suddenly there are colums moving up and down on the monitor and everything hangs.
after restart also it happens the same.

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July 3, 2010 at 15:17:44
Could be overheating inside the PC which has bad effect on graphics card. Could need a good clean to remove dirt and fluff build-up inside the casing and on the grills/air-intakes where the fans suck air in. Do it carefully but thoroughly. I use a vacuum cleaner with plastic crevice-nozzle attached to end of hose. Don't use metal attachment as it may damage delicate components.

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July 3, 2010 at 22:50:59
And if system has seriously overheated... then "possibly" the graphics card is now becoming "toast"... and may need to be replaced anon...

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