Having problems with your Dell Vostro 1710 Laptop ?

I have a vostro 1710, I've had it for around 18 months. My problem is that now when I boot it up,I sometimes get horizontal lines on the boot up screen, when it goes to windows installing page I get @ symbols randomly across the page. If it does finally boot up (to either XP or Vista, running one on each hard drive) it has wiggly fine lines about 1mm apart running horizontally across the screen and seems to be in low res. If I run any load through it at all, it crashes. I noticed that the coolin


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Yes that sounds very much like an overheating system alright... what you describe is what I have seen with overheating Video cards, & Processors. The fan should go most of the time indeed. The only way to remedy this is by substitution of the CPU or Video card. it may also be the RAM, the same symptoms can be caused by this too.
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