over the weekend my pc developed an illness
it keeps BSODing, it keeps happening when i open iTunes.
and now it has another problem, it will open games just fine and go through the game menu but the display disappears when the actual game completes loading to the point where i would normally be able to shoot things.
I've updated the drivers and now when it freezes, i get a full screen of nice colours, but i can hear the game, i.e. can still fire the gun and walk.
im wondering weather the GPU is dying?
i have run a RAM test for 4 and a half hours and it passed everything...
unfortunately not, i was running sli but gpu2 died couple of months ago and i recently sold my older stuff.
are there any test programs which can find errors?
i also ran furmark today to see what happens and it BSOD almost instantly, last temp reading was 77C and was climbing rapidly.
Well using a spare mb/cpu/ram won't fix the heat issue. You probably want to reseat the heatsink on the GPU. Remove the heatsink from the CPU, clean off the old thermal paste from heatsink and GPU, and re-apply fresh thermal paste, which you need to buy unless you have some lying around.