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Computer crashes, Video card no longer detected and red flickering lines

supergeen

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May 18, 2017
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Hey everyone,

So, let me go over what happened. I intsalled a new SSD, formatted it as a new drive in Windows 7. 2 Days later, everything is dandy and I decide to create a Ubuntu VM on new SSD. While I'm installing Ubuntu inside VM (Virtual Box), I started playing Overwatch. Now, as I'm playing overwatch I get random freezes, which I ignore because I figure SSD's/CPU Is under stress from installing Ubuntu. So within 15 min of playing OW, my PC crashes and reboots.

From then on, any black or darker part of my screen has red, horizontal lines/dots that flicker and move. In device manager, my GTX 1070 has Code 43 error: Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems.

I have tried different display port, HDMI & HDMI on a different monitor, all with same issue. I tried uninstalled and reinstalled drivers. I have also tried re-seating the graphics card in the same PCI slot, worried I might have messed something up while installed SSD 2 days back. I have also unplugged the new SSD.

When I get home, I will try putting graphics card in another PCI slot.

I fear my graphics card has fried, but it seems unlikely just from playing OW while installing OS in VM. Graphics card and rest of build is only about 5 months old.

Another guess is that its all driver related, Ubuntu OS did something strange while installing, especially because I noticed some files from VM were being installing in my C drive and others in D.

Anyway, thats all the things I have tried, any help would be appreciated. Thanks
 

SViscusi

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All you can really do now is try and isolate the problem.

Uninstall all graphics drivers using something like DDU http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html. Do it in safe mode and see if you still have the problem with the generic driver. If you don't then it's most likely driver/software related and move forward in that direction. If you do then it's hardware related and you can try using onboard graphics if your cpu has it.
 

supergeen

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May 18, 2017
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All you can really do now is try and isolate the problem.

Uninstall all graphics drivers using something like DDU http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html. Do it in safe mode and see if you still have the problem with the generic driver. If you don't then it's most likely driver/software related and move forward in that direction. If you do then it's hardware related and you can try using onboard graphics if your cpu has it.
Thanks for the reply, after reinstalling drivers again, and seating the card in another slot, I decided that was enough troubleshooting. Also onboard graphics were working just fine. I Went ahead with RMA with EVGA.
 
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VirtualLarry

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What's your PSU brand and model? Just wondering if perhaps it was sub-standard, and led to the GPU's demise, so we want to avoid that happening to the replacement card.
 

Guru

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Obviously a faulty GPU, but it could also be that your PSU is not good enough to power the 1070 and it caused the 1070 to break, since you pushed your PC completely, you added a new SSD, you were installing Ubunty in VM so stressing the GPU, HDD and SSD, while also playing Overwatch and stressing the GPU as well, which would have used a lot more power than usual and your PSU didn't properly feed the 1070 power so it broke!
 

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