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)