My computer configuration
Asus P4P800 Deluxe
2.5GB RAM (2*1GB + 2*256)
Pentium 4 2.4Ghz
A Open FSP350-60PN PSU unit
I've owned the XFX 6800 GT for over 2 years and it has worked fine. Recently I installed the software 'HWMonitor' to monitor the temperature my computer was running at and realised that my Graphic card was running at 95'C at an average.
I'm not a gamer as such. Last time I used my computer for gaming was when I tried World of Conflict(WOC) about 6 months back and everything worked smoothly (though at minimum game settings). A few weeks back I started playing Age of mythology and while playing the temperature used to rise to 125'C. I didn't bother with it as I didn't realise that was higher than normal thinking that AOM can't be of higher requirements (graphics wise) than WOC.
Anyway for the past few days on switching on the pc...I get a screen full of crazy colours or numerous 'aaaaa'. I cleaned all the fans and the heat sinks. I reassembled the pc but still get the same results.
Currently I'm able to use my computer by using my older computers graphics card which is a Nividia Riva TNT2 model 64 Pro.
My 12V voltage is currently varying between 11.73V - 12.04v.
So is my Graphic cards bust or is it my PSU???