Originally Posted by iceshooter16
Ok, I took off the cover of my video card and cleaned out a ton of huge chunks of dust and tried to clean it as best as I could. I then tried to play half-life 2 and the game works perfectly fine again. No more artifacts! Thanks for all of your help!
. You may want to do what I do, and open up your computer every now and again, and just clean it out. I notice if I don't do this, I can end up having my CPU and GFX temps shoot sky high.