Booted up this morning to see this:
(pic of my desktop with flickering green matrix type stuff going on - also points to whoever identifies the city centre!)
And this afternoon - blue screens, card smells v warm and i think the card has died!Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor
Speed 3.2 GHz
Number of Cores 4
Video Card ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
Chipset ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
Dedicated Memory 1.0 GB
Total Memory 756.6 MB
Memory 8.2 GB
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition Service Pack 2 (build 6002), 64-bit
Service Pack 2
Size 64 Bit
Display Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080
DVD TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223L ATA Device
CD TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223L ATA Device
Size 892.4 GB
Free 224.6 GB
Noticed the card fan was struggling so took it out, cleaned it up (was quite clogged with dust ) But it is still blue screening.
So would appreciate some recommendations asap as i can get one ordered today if i'm quick.
Budget, it's an older system as above, but it is our main pc - my system is used for L4D2, movies and TV and i also do some video encoding. So under £200 would do what i need?
(what do i need to buy as i've not had to replace one before!)