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Possible GPU problem , would love your opinion.

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November 30, 2013 3:26:53 AM

Hello I would love some help in finding out the problem with my system. In the last few weeks :

- My cursor started freezing for a few seconds or getting corrupted ( green pixels or wrong pointer , vertical bar or thumb instead of the usual arrow) This usually occurs in windows or while surfing the web , it hasn't happened yet while gaming although I noticed fluctuating fps a few times.

- Sometimes the whole image freezes and the only thing I can do is hit the reset button .

- The screen goes black for a few seconds and I get a pop up message that the nvidia drivers have stopped working and recovered.

- Sometimes when I shut down windows my screen goes black after a few seconds and I keep getting a little image pop out in the corner going between analog and digital almost like the monitor can't find a signal and my pc doesn't shut down.

- Rarely after I shut down my pc I hear a really loud fan go on for 2-3 seconds and then it stops.

All these things occur at random but usually I get at least one every day the most common one being mouse freezes or complete image freezes.
I was wondering if this could be a GPU problem , a driver problem or something else (HDD issue ? )

My system:
CPU Intel i5 2500k
Stock CPU cooler
DDR3 Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB 1600mhz
Gigabyte Z77X-UD4H Motherboard
Corsair TX 750 PSU
Asus GTX 560 1GB GDDR5 850mhz
HDD Western Digital, 1 TB, 7200rpm, 64MB, SATA III
OS Windows 7

This is my first post here so I'm sorry if I was rambling :D  I would love to hear what you guys have to say.
November 30, 2013 3:51:49 AM

Have you updated your Nvidia drivers lately?
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November 30, 2013 4:27:50 AM

Yes my drivers are usually up to date . I just checked now and there is a new version out 331.82 so I' ll update to that now but I doubt that's the issue as when the problems first occurred my driver was up to date.
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November 30, 2013 4:30:00 AM

what are the temperatures of your system? CPU and GPU?
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November 30, 2013 4:31:19 AM

+1 to nvidia drivers. Check for loose monitor connection. Are there any external hard disks connected? If yes, disconnect them.
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November 30, 2013 2:42:34 PM

No external HDD , my cpu temp is around 42 C in idle but it can go as high as 50 sometimes , I was thinking about getting coolermaster hyper 212 evo to replace my stock cooler . GPU temp is around 35-40 C I've logged some data with gpu-z maybe you can tell me if it's right. Sensor log
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December 1, 2013 7:25:30 AM

gpuz report looks fine. Have you installed window's updates recently and or updated .net framework recently. Or any recent hardware or software change may lead to such problem. Try un-installing that latest hardware and software and see if it resolves the issue. If not, then system restore or re-installing windows may resolve the issue.
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December 1, 2013 8:53:30 AM

Thank you very much I will do as you've said.
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