I've had this monitor for around 3 years, it's a pretty good 19" viewsonic flat screen monitor which cost me quite a lot of money. It has been working great until around a month ago when I noticed it was overheating. Usually it gets pretty hot after only an hour of being on and I'm not even doing anything intensive, just playing poker or surfing the net. After a couple of hours it usually gets to a point where it's almost boiling and if I put my hand on the top I can barely keep it on cause of the heat and I believe that shouldn't happen lol.
I've also noticed that I get a lot of the winxp blue screen crashes which say "bad_pool_call" and some other stuff and I have to restart my comp.
I use the 1024 resolution with 120hz refresh rate (which is supported by the monitor and I have been using it ever since I got it 3 years ago). My friend also has the same monitor and uses the same res and refresh rate and he doesn't have any problems so I don't think that's the problem. I tried lowering it to 100hz and 85hz but it still kept overheating.
So is my monitor fcked up or could it be something hardware related? I was thinking maybe it could be my power supply which is a bit low (350w) for my system but i dunno if it would affect my monitor...
So what should I do?
Any advice would be appriciated.