I cleaned it but it didn't work very well. My com sill did the exact same thing. I then made a clean windows installation, but still, no effect. Then I changed the graphics card, and that worked well for two weeks or so, until the same error came back.
I now believe it has something to do with my monitor sending a bad signal to the graphics card, causing it to function badly over time.
(My monitor was bought from a guy who use broken parts to make working monitors, I suspect he might have done something wrong)
If not that, the error might be caused by the motherboard for some reason, as I find it to be the last possible thing I can think of.
Do you have any thougts that might help, or I should try? Anyone?
768MB DDR-ram (3x256, 2xKingston+one more)
Intel Pentium 4, 3.00GHz
NVIDIA GeForce4 ti 4200
Monitor: modified AOC Spectrum 7Glr 17"