Re: Motherboard Replacement
I went to that link you had above. The person who originally posted the fix, came back later to say that it happened again and the cause is actually the card overheating. I guess this happens when capacitors burn out. So basically, fried card is the way I'm seeing it.
Here is the 2nd post from that guy:
"About 4 months after I applied my fix above (around May 2006), the problem started occurring again. My fix didnít work this time, and since nothing changed on my PC I was immediately thinking hardware problem.
Opened the case, took out the card, and what do I find? A SIZZLING hot video card. Actually hot enough to burn a hand if I held onto it. This is consistent with capacitors burning out, and other people have reported this problem as well.
So my fix above, at least in my experience, worked but only prolonged a bad video card from dying. I replaced the video card after I found that it was overheating (a nice way of saying 1 degree away from bursting into flames!) and my new card was an immediate improvement."