Isn't it old enough to need some TLC? That is, get in there to clean all the dust out and replace the old heat sink compound?
My computer decided to breakdown right before the new year, and I am desperately looking for help.
I have been using windows 7 without any problems until a couple of days ago. When I booted up the system i noticed my screen was scattered with pixels of different colors and arrangements. The pixelated screens are present throughout bios boot up screen/post test, windows startup.
After windows starts to load, the screen flickers 4-5 times in black with pixelated boxes scattered throughout and then I get the bsod error 116.
Things I have tried:
-formatting the hd and reinstalling different os including: windows xp, vista, 7 and 8
-only windows vista will boot up and get me to my desktop (with pixellated screens), but once I update my videocard driver to the latest, windows will not boot up
-other os will end up with bsod during windows loading
-antivirus scan (Microsoft security essentials and avg)
-removing the videocard to clean and reinstalling
-bios updated to latest
-chkdsk (zero bad sectors)
-windows memory diagnostic test
-asus p5k motherboard
-sapphire ati radeon 2900xt
-currently windows vista
Please let me know if you need additional info. Thanks for your help guys!