Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden
Also, you say the only common denominator was the graphics card. Does this mean the hard drives have been changed out, as well? And if they have, how was it done? Did you do a clean install from scratch, or did you move over a system image?
I just want to make sure this can't be virus/malware related before assuming it is the graphics card. Testing the temperatures of the graphics card as suggested in my previous post may give an indication, as well.
The hard drives are the same as well (my bad). At one point, I did a clean install of Windows on the SSD to see if that would fix it, but the crashes continued. I was running MSI Afterburner, so I could always see my card temp before. I think I mentioned in my original post, one of the fans on the cooler went out, and the card would climb to high 80s, sometimes 90 when really taxed, but I thought that was high and figured out one of the fans died. I put a Zalman cooler on it and the temps have not gone past the 70s since.
However, I am wondering if the extra heat for a while killed something on the card.
Malwarebytes (deep scan) only came back with a couple of little ad things that were not critical. I always have MS Security Essentials running, and I have pretty good surfing practices.