*****EDIT***** I just opened World of Warcraft on my laptop and the screen had horizontal red lines across it. What should I be doing. I thought I was in the clear but i guess not
*EDIT* I messed with the resolution after the format and reinstalled the drivers. Things are looking good again, but leaves me to wonder if my card is slowly killing itself. I guess it is, aka above edit.
This morning i woke up and was on my laptop checking my usual websites when i left the room to come back with some vertical lines (red i believe) around my mouse. My screen was frozen and nothing responding. I manually turned off the laptop and turned it back on. Now there are rows of vertical lines, and when i entered the BIOS, most letters had some strange tearing with vertical lines on them as well. After doing some research, people say this is probably because of a graphics card overheat and is probably permanently damaged. I am very nervous at the moment because I do not know how my card could have overheated, specially when it was at the desktop and had my laptop on. I formatted my hard drive and reinstalled windows with no luck. Do I have to dish out some money to buy the same card?