Computer FREEZES and screen goes red while gaming!?
This problem just arose on my other computer randomly. Here is a series of events that happened in this order:
First, while online my screen suddenly went black, and i could not regain visuals.
Then after manually restarting my computer, it froze at the Windows splash screen. It wouldnt proceed with the startup.
Then, a 2nd time of manually restarting, it started up fully, and i launched an online game from Steam (Day of Defeat). About 10 seconds of just joining the server, everything froze, and my screen was completely covered in red speckles. Very odd, i have never seen this before.
Then after manually restarting for a 3rd time, it loaded up fully, and i started to search files in my computer. i loaded a couple videos, it seemed to be working fine. So i went online to investigate this problem and as i was typing out this problem here on Tech Support Forums, everything just froze completely.
then i said "FRICK!!!!!!!!" and went to a different computer to post this issue.
Any insight on what could be causing these issues? At first i thought it might be that my hard drive is going bad... but ive had a hard drive go bad before and this never happened. Bad hard drives usually just blue screened for me. Could it be the video card? thats my only other guess.
what do you suggest i do? Thank you so much in advance.