Potential Video Card Problem?
Alright, since yesterday I had been having trouble playing any games on my computer. When I would enter a game, my computer would run fine for about 3 minutes, then freeze and restart. Upon restart, all the text in the POST and Boot Manager screens was messed up. The majority of it is random letters being capitalized, but there are some non-alphanumeric symbols thrown in. Also, there are miscolored pixels and vertical lines on my ASUS bootup image, aswell as the Windows loading screen.
Upon loading windows, the computer again restarts and the screen goes black. It does not even start to enter the POST or boot sequence. I tried to do a system restore to sometime yesterday, and it worked for awhile, then after about 20 minutes of sitting in windows at the desktop, it did it again. This time, however, system restore had no effect. I'm now stuck in safe mode, and out of ideas.
Here are my hardware specs:
Asus A8V Motherboard
Athlon 64 3500+ Processor
nVidia Geforce 6600 (eVEGA Version, I think)
Win XP Professional/SP2 (Up to date)
If anyone has any idea what's going on, I'd appreciate the info.