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Windows 7: Faulty GPU or MB?

11 Jun 2014   #1
ninetears

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Faulty GPU or MB?

5 days ago while I was playing Skyrim, I noticed black dots on floor in one ruin. I thought it was a bug and carried on. 30 minutes later after loading screen for a second my screen was made of horizontal lines, mostly brownish color and a few green, pink lines. I immediately quit game, ran Firefox and when I attempted to load a video from YouTube my screen flashed for a second and the space where video player should be was black.

At that time I had Sapphire HD 5770 installed. I assumed that GPU was faulty so I removed it and installed Gainward 9600GT (it was the best of all the ones that I've got). And I installed a fresh Windows 7 Ultimate x64. It worked fine for 2-3 days but my computer was slower, a lot, and system showed my CPU speed to be 3.62, while before all that, it was 3.9GHZ (OC).

And two days ago while I was on YouTube listening to some songs, I got blue screen of death. I did not manage to see which error code was it, cause I panicked and just turned of my computer. And I couldn't restart it with BSOD nor turn it off with my power switch so I turned it off with my power supply on/off switch. Sooo...again I assumed my 'new' GPU is bad (it was loud, but not 'normal loud') so I removed it and installed some random GPU that I found, ATI Radeon HD 3600 series. This time I did not reinstall my system.

It's horrible, and my computer is still very slow, my OC got reseted cause I removed the battery after BSOD, and now it's back to 3.2. But, I still get problems, with this GPU for example Desktop Session Windows Manager stops working for no reason, and I have no Aero for a while, then it just starts working again. And I have this ugly problem (see picture below), which I've seen before with faulty GPU but how unlucky can I be to install THIRD bad GPU?!

And just a week ago I was planning on buying AMD Radeon R9 270x 2GB OC but now I am not sure if I should buy it or maybe change my MB or CPU, cause these problems confuse me.

Is there any program that tests the health of my MB and other components? I would appreciate if someone could help me or advise me of what to do next. I have to mention that where I live we often suffer power outage with no beforehand warning. Thanks in advance.




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11 Jun 2014   #2
Sygron

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition (64-bit) Service Pack 1
 
 

Mostly when I have same sort of problems with my PC I run Hiren`s Boot CD when my computer starts up.
It has alot of test tools that can help you determine the problem, maybe try it out, see what you can uncover.
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