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Looking for Confirmation - New GPU Needed

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
May 14, 2014 6:57:04 AM

I posted a thread here a little while ago but figured I'd start a new one. What I'm looking for is some opinions, whether you folks think I have enough evidence that a new GPU is needed.

Currently I have 4 problems occurring:

- Blue Screen Crashes
- Artefacts
- Display drivers randomly crashing
- Computer freezing

I have up to date drivers for my GPU.

I've ran memtestx86 through 8 cycles with 0 errors found (15 hours of testing)

I removed all memory but a single stick, pc still froze.

I downloaded GPU testing program called OCCT. I ran a test within 10 minutes 500,000 errors had occurred and shortly thereafter my PC froze entirely.

At this point I feel pretty comfortable that my GPU is pooched and I need to purchase a new one. I know people will suggest switching out the GPU (I don't have another) or maybe running with onboard graphics but I have 2600k CPU with a P67 motherboard so can't.

But is there anything else I should try prior to saying for sure my GPU is the problem? I know it's possible it could be the motherboard but I'm unsure how to test that.

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May 14, 2014 7:03:10 AM

That's the direction I would go - typically that's linked to hardware failure, either an internal component or the fan on the GPU is no longer functioning enough to cool the unit
May 14, 2014 7:10:07 AM

Heat isn't really an issue, I should have noted that I've tested the fan and monitored the temps of the GPU. The highest temp I've seen is 84 degrees while the fan was running at 90%. Not super cool by any means but well within normal operating temperatures.

It's an ATI 5870 so it's no spring chicken, had it since 2011.