OK, I went to open a game this morning, and my computer throws a hissy fit, and reboots itself. So seeing as it's coming in to summer here, I think oh well, I'll use this occasion to clean my components of dust and the such.
After doing so, I go to turn my computer on, when the initial graphics card screen loads, saying the chipset, plus ram, it's got all these ASCII looking characters, not the normal text, when the BIOS finally posts, it has coloured lines down it. Red I think they are. I thought maybe the fan was overheating, so I cleaned it's heatsink once again, no luck.
I've also tried it in another computer, so I've ruled out the AGP slot being the problem. The card is a GeForce 6600GT 128mb AGP.
Any ideas on what could be causing this problem? I'm stumped, and don't have money for new components at this time.
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz | Asustek P5K | 2x 1GB DDR2-800 Dual Channel | 3x Seagate 320GB 7200.10 SATA2 (16mb cache) | NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT | 19’ Philips 190S7FB LCD (1280x1024) | 600W Enermax