I managed to get a screenshot of my problem, however when taking the screenshot it gets better to a degree. Therefore my problem is slightly more extreme than the photo.
Video card overheating?
I have the Radeon 9600 256mb (8X). It has a working fan on it and it is NOT overclocked. Running default settings.
I don't see how it would be overheating but this is the only thing I can think of.
My drivers are all up to date and I have had this card for about 6 months. It has happened once before about a month ago, I turned off the PC for a day and it went back to normal. Until recently, it started acting up again.
I use that screenshot for an example, but the problem exists during ANY activity and I also get a constant thick horizontal (slightly transparent) line that travels from the top of my screen to the bottom about once every second. Could this be related?