At first, it all seemed very well, but after installing and playing a couple of games, I noticed some crashing to the desktop (Portal 2, HAWX), failing to respond, and some even hard froze my computer (Crysis 2).
I have tried uninstalling-reinstalling the games that have displayed these problems, I have updated both drivers and patches, but to no avail; the problems are still there.
So, I began targeting hardware. I suspected the RAM at first, but after running Memtest86 for a while, with no issues, I started to look elsewhere. Being that these issues only occur in games, I began to look at my graphics card.
Looking at Events manager and Reliability monitor, only then did I realise there is a reoccurring warning, that is linked with every crash/issue with my computer:
"Video Hardware Error"
Does this mean my HD 6950 is defective and needs to be sent away to be repaired/replaced? (It should be under warranty) I know this may state the obvious, but I just want to get some confirmation and advice!
Any explanations and/or advice would be greatly appreciated!
Well after uninstalling and re installing the display drivers, I'm still getting issues! The only thing I have not done is update the chipset drivers and BIOS. Apart from that, the only other clear cause is a defective card...
But again, thanks for all the quick responses and advice!