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PC Crashes During Gaming and Nothing but a Bright Red Screen Appears.

I was playing Battlefield 4 and twice, it crashed and displayed a red screen. It has me a bit worried because I just bought a new GPU (GIgabyte R9 280x) so I am hoping it isn't that as I've heard bad things about Gigabyte and the GPU from them. The thing is though, I can play for hours at a time, and the red screen only appeared twice, randomly.

I heard it can be something with the 2 8pin connectors to the PSU, or even drivers. So I updated to the latest beta drivers from AMD for Windows 8.1 and the r9 280x. It hasn't happened since last night but it has me worried it could be a faulty GPU from Gigabyte.

Other specs:

AMD Phenom II x965 Black Edition Quad Core 3.4 ghz
8 GB DDR3 RAM (PSY)
ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Antec Green 650w PSU

Any help would be appreciated or some reassurance that it is not a faulty GPU (fingers crossed!)
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  1. Is it happening with other games too ? If only with BF4 then I may say you it has still some bugs in it and many people's are having lots of trouble with it.

    So test your GPU with http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/
  2. lonewolf7 said:
    Is it happening with other games too ? If only with BF4 then I may say you it has still some bugs in it and many people's are having lots of trouble with it.

    So test your GPU with http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/


    http://i.imgur.com/Ip0uZvh.png

    Also, I overclocked it a bit and witnessed another red screen upon booting up BF4.
  3. Best answer
    The GPU seems to be fine to me. Try another game and see what happens. And try to use the stock speed when testing.
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