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Gtx 670 gone kaput?

My computer looks like this:
https://imgur.com/a/edPWf

If I set it to 32 bit, there are various coloured pixels, mostly pink covering the screen.

These are my specs:
http://i.imgur.com/K4qNf.png
(+ an external hard drive)

The closest I've had to a warning to this issue, was the graphics seemed unusually slow during a game I was playing, when normally there has been no issue.

Yesterday I switched on my PC and from the first screen for the motherboard, up until windows login, there are the weird pixelated, mostly pink, nonsense on my screen.

I saw a good tip that the picture being messed up proving it was a hardware issue as opposed to a software one, but looking at the graphics card (The fans are on, so it seems to be operating) I tried removing and replacing, giving it a simple dust, blowing it with air, there seems to be no solution I can fathom or find online.
Toms Hardware seemed the closest place to finding an answer I might get.

I'm really hoping that a solution can be found that doesn't involve replacing the card (cheapest I found was 160 dollars that I won't have for a while.)

Other info: I have used this computer for five years without issue, I built it myself with verbal help.
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  1. Try using the on-board graphics on your cpu and see what happens, then post what happened. you may need to enable this in the bios or take out the graphics card, also even if the fans spin up on your card it may not mean that card is still working.
  2. upload another pic with the pink pixels
    download msi afterburner and take a look how your gpu performs in 2d and 3d applications
  3. TomZap35 said:
    Try using the on-board graphics on your cpu and see what happens, then post what happened. you may need to enable this in the bios or take out the graphics card, also even if the fans spin up on your card it may not mean that card is still working.


    I can't acess bios simply because I can't see it propely. when I hold the key on the bootup, I get a black box in a sea of pink pixels.
  4. Also, example of the pink pixels https://i.imgur.com/hq0bfLp.jpg
  5. Take the GPU out, it should automatically boot with the integrated, if not, reset the BIOS by removing the battery for a few seconds.
  6. lakimens said:
    Take the GPU out, it should automatically boot with the integrated, if not, reset the BIOS by removing the battery for a few seconds.


    I've tried with removing GPU, which was how I was able to stop the pixels on windows login, but when you say battery, do you mean the power supply?
  7. If it boots without the GPU, it's on the integrated. I mean CMOS Battery, google it.
  8. lakimens said:
    If it boots without the GPU, it's on the integrated. I mean CMOS Battery, google it.


    Thank you for staying with me so far.
    I've not removed a CMOS battery before, but my google result seems to indicate I will lose settings which I can only view from BIOS. Is this something I should be worried about as I can't view BIOS, due to the nature of the error?
  9. Nope not at all, image it as a sort off temp memory card, all your import bios stuff is stored on the motherboard it's self. have you tried hooking your computer into another monitor or even a tv screen, try both the gpu and the integrated graphics.
  10. also if your card has broken I found a gtx 660 for 60 pounds https://uk.webuy.com/product.php?sku=SGRANVIGTX6602GB#.WNJL-cCGO70

    and also I use this card it's very good I would recommend this one https://uk.webuy.com/product.php?sku=SGRAATIR9270X2GA#.WNJMTcCGO70
  11. lakimens said:
    Take the GPU out, it should automatically boot with the integrated, if not, reset the BIOS by removing the battery for a few seconds.


    Sorry for the delay.
    I took the CMOS out, switched on, got the unreadable black screen which I'm forced to guess is the BIOS screen, put CMOS back in, still pink pixels of death as previously pictured.

    Not savvy enough to know what these results mean or where I should go with that next, any ideas?
  12. Best answer
    If it displays a fine picture while it's on the integrated GPU, then your GTX670 is dead.
  13. I'm still getting this issue regardless of the gpu or cmos being removed... any have any clue what is wrong with my display?
  14. My bad, It's switched to a clear screen without the gpu in, so I guess it's kaput.
  15. Sorry to hear that, hope you can afford a new one.
  16. lakimens said:
    Sorry to hear that, hope you can afford a new one.


    Thanks, I think I'm going to get a gtx 970 fron cex, seems a good upgrade, for about £170.

    Thanks for the help!
  17. You're welcome.
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