It started out that when I shut down the computer, it wouldn't boot back up. I can restart it as many times as I want, that's no problem. But when it's off and I try to turn it back on... the green lights on, it sounds like it's on, but there's no signal to the monitor.
I thought it might be the ram so I tried every single one. I have 2 gigs in 4 512 sticks. It starts up every time with just 1 gig. With 2 gigs in... 9/10 times it wont turn back on.
I tried every stick. They all work. Then I thought it might be a particular slot. I tried each slot. They all work.
Sometimes it turns on... sometimes it doesn't. Now that it's on with 2 gigs after just trying and trying... I never shut it off. I only restart it.
Then something new started happening. I only notice it on all white or all black windows. At certain points in the screen I can see a red or blue pixel. If I drag the window around rapidly, the pixel turns into a line that accumulates. The only way to get rid of them is to minimize and maximize the window and they're all gone. It's almost like a session of MS Paint.
Then my video games FPS started to get very slow. At times the FPS just completely bottom out. Now even browsing the internets slow. Restarting the computer takes an ungodly amount of time and i'm always afraid it wont make it because sometimes there's even a black screen at the beginning of the start up I never noticed before.
I took it to the computer store... twice. They told me it was fine (although then it was an intermitent problem). Now it's all the time and I was wondering if any of you guys had some ideas?
*I pretty confident it's not drivers or a virus. I've updated all my drivers, I have norton, superantispyware, and malwarebytes. Everythings up to date and clean.
Edited by FoxtrotMikeLima, 09 April 2010 - 11:31 PM.