Hello, I hope this isn't a repeat, since I cannot find anything duplicates.
My video card, a Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB, is dying and acting strange. I cleaned out all dust and debris from the fans and everything, but since the beginning when I first purchased my Alienware system it would 1 out of 10 times boot with pink grid and lines, making it unreadable but it fixed on reboot.
Recently I notice the 3D graphics have really glitchy polygons, like spikes protruding and messed up textures. This even happens with the text screensaver on XP Pro SP3. I know I have to upgrade, but have to wait for now.
The last two days, video playing on Netflix and Youtube look like this:
And only in the frame of the video, nothing else...
The other bizarre thing is that when I watch YouTube videos embedded on Facebook, they play fine, without artifacts at all. Also, some videos play just fine, like specifically on the official Call of Duty YouTube page...
I am not usually one to ask for help, but this is really baffling me. Thanks for your help!