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Windows 7: Display crashes when gaming (Video Hardware Error) .dmp inside

24 Mar 2017   #1

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Display crashes when gaming (Video Hardware Error) .dmp inside

Hi, I'm not sure if this is where I post as this isn't technically a BSOD; if it isn't could you direct me somewhere.

My system:
Intel i5 3570
Gigabyte mITX GTX 970 3GB
8GB 1600mhz
650 Corsair HX650W (Old, 6+ years)

Attachment 397569 <--- dmp files

Background: For a long time whenever I played games I would randomly crash to a solid colour on my screen, and i'd have to restart my computer. Underclocking my graphics card 150~mHZ seemed to fix it mostly, but it'd still occur. Sometimes i'd have a bad day and crash 2-3 times, and other times I'd go crash-free for a week. My GPU temps were fine. However my CPU temps while playing some games would get to 100c, which I didn't notice for a long time. So I bought thermal paste and reapplied it and now they my cpu is stable at 70c on load. Since then (about a week) i have still had some crashes, but they'd be different. My monitor would actually stop its display and I'd be able to hear my game, but I'd still have to restart. My monitor light would go from green to orange.

For the first time I randomly got windows problem reporting messages:
Problem: Video hardware error
Files that help describe the problem:
View a temporary copy of these files
Warning: If a virus or other security threat caused the problem, opening a copy of the files could harm your computer.

I got 7 different instances of this (with different WD numbers) in one error message. My crashes seem to be graphics related and I was wondering if this confirms I might need a replacement. However i've only had my GPU for 1.5 years.

Things i've tried:
Windows Memory Test
MemTest (the one were you boot from usb), my RAM seems to be fine
Reseating GPU
Monitoring voltage/heat

If someone could explain what those dmp files say that'd be great.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

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