Pentium 4 processor 3.6GHZ 800FSB, Windows XP Pro, 2 GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM with 2 20 Inch Ultra Sharp Wide screen VGA monitors.
Problem: 1. A week ago i got a error that indicated the video card temp was high, first and only time i got that error. Was doing heavy graphics. When i stopped it stopped, and no further problem.
2. Three days ago when i booted up, the system would not boot. I tried three times. then finally it came up, but I no longer had my two screen capability desk top. I had the same view on both screens. And the resolution was reset to the lowest resolution. Everything seemed to work ok though.
Temp Solution: Hardward device manager indicated problem with video card not functioning properly. I tried to automatically reload the drivers, no luck. i rebooted several times. I think took the Dell REsource CD and down loaded and unpacked and installed origional drivers that came with the system. After Rebooting still no JOY....I tried this three times. Then I again installed the drivers and closed all windows and shut the system totally down and shut off the power...then several minutes later i booted up successifully, except for needing to rescale the resolution on the monitors, but the two monitors were functioning properly.
This has happened for the last three days...so in the morning i do the whole temp solution and leave the system on all day.
Is there any fix for this, or do i need a new video card? and if so how do i find one that is compatible with this system.
Could this be a problem with the operating system. I have had problems with IE7 not opening certain web sites that i know are there, instead it gives me an error(that is another problem)....
Any suggestions other than buy a new system. With 2 gig and a pentium 4 processor i should be able to last a while longer?
Suggestions or recommendations....???