Error while playing videos and games - GeForce FX 5200

Hi there!

My trusty old NVidia GeForce FX 5200 has been malfunctioning recently, usually when i play videos or games. Whenever i start a video or a game, the monitor will start going on and off with about 3-second intervals. It keeps doing this for a while, and then the computer freezes.

I have tried updating the drivers and reinstalling, but nothing has worked so far. I'm really not sure what's wrong. Anyone got a clue?

I appreciate all the help i can get.
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  1. You could try swapping in another gfx card to see if that's really the issue, but it sounds like it could be heat-related, since it's a problem when the card is being taxed. What kind of temperatures are you running?

    Alternately, the card could be simply dying. It's not the youngest thing out there.
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