I'm writing here because I have a very strange error on my computer, which two high street computer shops have failed to fix. What happens is, I get these strange lines, and colours representing a portion of what was on-screen at that time. I also lose sound, and total control over the computer, and so all I can do is restart it at the base unit
These problems usually occur about 10 minutes or so after initial start-up, however after restarting, it takes longer to happen a second time, and longer still a third time. The two high street shops I mentioned had a look, and the first said that I should try and de-clutter my hard drive. I removed some un-needed programs, and my start up registry was reduced, and the problem still occurred. The second shop had a look, took the PC apart and rebuilt it. They also said that they improved the ventilation so that it shouldn't overheat anymore. Unfortunately, even though the computer is now cooler overall, with the maximum temperature averaging around 60C, the PC still insists on crashing like this
The computer usually takes less time to do this the more power-demanding tasks it is asked to do. For example, playing on a resource-hungry game tends to make this crash happen faster, and leaving the computer idle will make it take longer to happen. Regardless, it still happens eventually
The following link will give you an idea of what kind of visual effect I am experiencing...
What has happened to cause this problem, and how can it be stopped?
My system specs are as follows...
AMD Athlon 2600+ 1.91ghz
GeForce 6800 Ultra
(Please ask for anything else if needed)
PSU - I'm completely in the blank I'm afraid. It says 230V in many locations, but I've been unable to determine the amount of W's. Its more than 2 years old now, so I'm guessing its pretty low. I dunno though
Any help would be greatly appreciated