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It keeps crashing with weird lines on the screen HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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May 25, 2009 2:09:52 AM

Ok my computer is crashing sometimes while on and EVERYTIME when playing games. These weird red yellow or green lines would appear on the screen and it would just go to a blank blue scree.(NOT BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH.

Then when it reboots I get screens like this








If I leave it off for around a hour it goes back to normal.


Whats the issue. Is it my graphics card?

Specs

Windows 7
E6550
MSI P35
WD 320 gig hdd
4 gigs of Adata DDr2 800
Leadtek 8800 gts 320mb

Case is a Antec 900

I've had this PC for 2 years now
a c 136 B Homebuilt system
May 25, 2009 5:48:38 AM

chances are your graphics card is dying .

Try rolling back the driver to an earlier option and see if that cure the problem , if it doesnt then install the latest driver

if neither works you can begin planning your next computer purchase
May 25, 2009 6:52:53 AM

damn I knew it more reason now to upgrade
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 25, 2009 12:10:43 PM

Before you give up on it completely, check to make sure it is not getting too hot.
Fan working, no dust buildup.
May 25, 2009 2:31:51 PM

take it out and see if the area around the fan is full of dust, try removing as much as you can.
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