I'm usually pretty good at computers, i built mine, tweaked mine, and so on. i know mist of the technobabble too. but this.. this has left me most confused.
AMD Phenom II X4 940 @ 3.01ghz (or at 3.8ghz OC)
Asus M3A78 pro
4gb Crucial Ballistix 800mhz RAM
hiper 550watt PSU
All the components work, and as far as i can tell, overclocking makes no difference to my bizzare issue. Providing voltage is kept high enough. All temperature's are comfortably low, GPU around 40 idle, cpu around 37 idle (AC Freezer Extreme).
This has happened before too, the only way to fix it is a reboot.
The computer effectively goes berzerk. Games start ****ing up, and doing things on there own, e.g menu's will open, followed by EPIC lag. Temperatures look fine when i alt tab. Then HW monitor goes mad, and stars replacing letters with chinese symbology, and declares my CPU to be running at 160,000 degrees, effectively a super nova inside my case. Yup..
Things go pink, more artefacts than the smithsonian!! pink lines, green squares the whole lot xD.
An example of my MSN during this apparent LSD trip my computer goes on.
Help would be appreciated please.