So last night I was playing some WoW when my computer froze and restarted. I opened WoW back up and within 5 minutes it froze, but didn't restart. So I turned it off. When I turned it back on I saw some weird visual glitches on the start up screens and after the Windows screen it just went black and I can't do anything. I went to sleep hoping it would magically fix itself by the time I woke up. But it didn't. The same thing happens. When I boot it in safe mode it boots to Windows and everything that normally works in safe mode works, but that's close to nothing so I really need to fix this. This is the same laptop in my signature, but I stopped overclocking it a few months ago. I installed the unlocked video bios that's in the locked thread in this forum, but couldn't ever get the OC's to stay after restart so it's been back to normal for a while. Here's my problem. I need this laptop working within two weeks, I'm broke, and I don't have the dell complete care service anymore. I think it's obviously a video card problem. I don't know if it's even possible to replace the video card and if it is, where I would find one or how much they cost. I'm hoping somebody has had a problem like this before so they can guide me through it. Here are some photos of what's going on. Thanks.
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6/5/08 at 1:03pm