goldfish28
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overheated 5150, now just a blinking cursur in the upper left hand

I was running webcam on my 5150, and fan was running fine. as usual, fast.
but the screens were slowing down and the computer was less responsive.
Everything went black.  I restarted it.  Error message regarding fail safe heat something but it still restarted..not for long..everything was unresponsive.  Then best response, if not the blinking curser-which is usual, is windows loading freeze up, or I can freeze up in the utillities.  Once I got as far as windows loading my icons and then freezing.  thought cheap first..bought new memory..not the answer.
 
I have it apart now and I am looking at the video card and the cpu...do I go cheap again and replace the video card or is this obvious to someone that my cpu or mother board is fried.
 
I tried dedusting and put it back together and same response.
 
(thought about the hard drive but the utilities is freezing)
 
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goldfish28
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Re: overheated 5150, now just a blinking cursur in the upper left hand

I replaced the motherboard and it was fine after that.

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