The first time the issue arose was when I was playing NBA 2k11. It froze with multiple colors and made a few buzzing noises. Tried rebooting the system, restarted another game and did the same freezing and noise combination. Rebooted again and the system froze in the boot screen with a multi-colored checkboard effect but didn't cover the entire screen. I've since Replaced the Ram, CPU, and Video Cards and still have the same problem. I've even performed a fresh install on the HD and had the issue back within just a few hours.
I'm attaching two photos just as some examples. If anyone can help I would very much appreciate it.
Thanks in advance,
I've got the latest driver info on both cards, versions as of 4.18 via nvidia.com , I have since put both cards alternating to test and both display the same results in about the same about of time during boot process or about 5-7 minutes on desktop.
How likely would it be to have two back to back bad GPU's?
Should a Power Supply swap be next.
Mind you the computer was built 3 years ago.
okay so i pulled the CPU today and noticed a very small amount of Thermal paste on the CPU and Heat Sink...picked up some compound and laid a new layer. Booted up just fine and continued to run about 20 minutes uninterrupted. I decided to benchmark it and ran the passmark CPU tests first and it crashed completely within 3 minutes of the test, screen goes black and then blue, saying it's shutdown due to stability, i believe....
So im beginning to think it may be CPU related. Any ideas from here?
You're not reducing the problem to a specific component.
I'd strongly suggest that you investigate your PSU next given you've shown it's a system stability issue with this CPU test. In the system that you tested your graphics cards in can you borrow the PSU?
If you can connect up that PSU, see if you get the same rendering issues and re-run the CPU benchmark.