POST Logo, Colourful Lines & Freezing

In summary, the computer is experiencing issues with colourful lines, weird characters and random flickering on the screen during startup and while in use. These issues began three to four days ago and have not been resolved after reseating the videocard. The problem appears to be similar to others found on a forum, but attempts to seek help have been unsuccessful. Suggestions have been made to try a different videocard to determine if the issue is with the address line driver.
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Almost every time I start up my computer, on the POST logo, it shows like colourful lines, when it goes to anything that has text in it such as the BIOS setup or anything like that, I have these weird characters and all this random stuff, such as the DOS text for smiley faces. It also will freeze at the windows XP loading. Although one time, it booted into windows XP but I had colourful lines a little, and then my screen flickered like 4 times then my computer was fine. To get rid of it, I have to hit the reboot button about 60 times before it actually goes to normal. It doesn't seem to be my monitor as my monitor works fine with my Xbox 360. It started about 3-4 days ago for some reason. My stats are as follows:
ASUS A8N-SLi Premium
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
System is about a year old

I also found something that sounded a lot like my problem:
Was googling and found this text here
"...have been getting weird corruption intermittently (checkerboard pattern, garbage characters, offset text) showing up on the BIOS POST screen and into..."

For some reason I cannot get into that area of the forum.
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Now it will randomly do it within windows.
Here are some PICS. PLEASE HELP. I reseated my videocard yesterday. Didn't help.
See the jibberish? It would appear as if the jibberish overlays everything behind it.
As you can see there is some weird colours on the XP flag.
Weird screen.
Missing letters, but less gibberish.
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Does anything happen if you jiggle the video cable connections?
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Nope. Nothing.
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From the looks of the displays you posted.
I'm thinking you have a defective address line driver in the video card.
I'd try a different video card and see if the problem goes away.

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What is the meaning behind the POST logo?

The POST logo represents the process of sending information or data from one location to another, commonly known as post or mail. The colourful lines represent the different paths and routes that the information can take, while the freezing effect symbolizes the secure and reliable delivery of the data.

Why are there multiple colours in the POST logo?

The multiple colours in the POST logo represent the diversity and variety of information being sent and received. It also reflects the different types of communication and technology used in the process of sending and receiving data.

Is there a specific reason for the lines in the POST logo to be wavy?

The wavy lines in the POST logo are inspired by the concept of data transfer and communication being an ever-changing and dynamic process. The lines also symbolize the constant flow of information between different locations and devices.

What does the freezing effect in the POST logo symbolize?

The freezing effect in the POST logo represents the secure and reliable delivery of data. It indicates that the information being sent is protected and will reach its destination intact without any interference or loss of data.

Why is the POST logo designed to be simple and minimalistic?

The simple and minimalistic design of the POST logo reflects the efficiency and simplicity of the data transfer process. It also allows for easy recognition and versatility, making it suitable for use in various contexts and platforms.