Strange display issue XP PRO

I have a Radeon 9800XT 256mb card

Everything been fine until yeserday in Firefox on the net every page text etc there is a line going through the text as if its been crossed out.
Desktop screen lines going down it.
On boot up during POST and MB logo etc small boxes move with text as it appears blue , white etc..

How ever if the PC has been off for 2 hours+ and you put iot back on its fine until you been using it for 20 mins or more and boot up the above happens.

I do have a screen shot not sure how to post it...

Is it a sign of the card going poorly or un seated some how?

PC never has been moved.

I am backing up what I wish to keep etc and use this pc for the last week as am building a new pc at the weeeknd.. Unless this pc knows and is upset with me laugh... Its been a good pc over trhe years..

Thank you

  DieSse 16:21 30 Sep 08

Sounds like the graphics card more than anything.

Check that the fan on it is working

Reseat it in it's socket (make sure the system is OFF and UNPLUGGED from the mains first).

Try another card if you can.

Thats what I thought thank you for your fast reply its livable and games still work etc... I am building a new pc over weekend so can live with it to then...

The case is a pain to open its an desktop job...

Just got a nice new Antec 1200 case


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