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September 27, 2009 11:12:36 PM

My computer just restarted it self and when it came back up again I got these weird colors and signs when booting up windows?
Any idea what `s wrong of fried? :S

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September 28, 2009 3:12:36 AM

Artifacts like that (especially red) usually mean failing/corrupt graphics processor.
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a b K Overclocking
September 29, 2009 10:23:16 PM

looks like a bad GPU
what where u doing when this occured?
Does windows start up @ all?
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September 29, 2009 10:37:54 PM

I was going to start up Counter Strike Source, but before i even could load steam the pc just restarted and the colors popped up on my screen.
I can hear windows start up but there`s no picture at all
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September 29, 2009 10:48:27 PM

heh I got the same thing on an old nForce on-board GPU last night. mine was green though.

GPU definately dead or overheating (check that the fan is still working).
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September 29, 2009 10:49:36 PM

Looks like something that happened to me, my mother board got fried
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September 30, 2009 12:08:10 AM

power supply could be failing since it restarted
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a b K Overclocking
September 30, 2009 7:08:25 AM

but does the PC start and run @ the desktop w/o any problems?
it seems like the GPU, but if there are issues at idle, than it may be something else
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September 30, 2009 8:59:28 AM

yeah most probally the video ram on the card is stuffed, time for an RMA or an excuse to buy a better card ;) 
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a b K Overclocking
September 30, 2009 4:45:44 PM

My suspicion: your machine restarted because an overstressed PSU shut down. As it did, it sent a damaging spike through the +12V rail feeding your graphics card, toasting it. What brand and model of PSU do/did you have?
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