I'm facing an issue with my video card and was wondering if I could get any help here.
I'll try to describe what happened to the best of my knowledge, but let me know what else I can give as information that would be helpful.
A couple of days ago, I was playing a game on pcsx2 (ps2 emulator). The game suddenly sped up a little, and I played around with the emulator settings a bit, changed it to run on directx 11 and was successful getting it to work fine again.
The next day, while playing the same game, all of a sudden screen froze, and some random small blocks of pixels, very few, displayed different, wrong colors.
The computer froze, the screen went blank, then came back about 15 seconds later, computer still frozen, the screen went blank again for another 15 seconds. This happened one more time and I had to restart the computer.
Upon doing so, windows had a resolution of 1024 x 768 as recommended, while the only other option was 800 x 600 (I run it on 1080p normally).
On device manager, the video card shows with the yellow triangle and "windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems (code 43)"
I tried to check if something was wrong with the drivers, I uninstalled them, installed them again, eventually I was able to run it on 1080p again, but windows shows 1024 as "recommended".
I then tried a couple of more things and decided to install a fresh copy of windows, as I thought this was still a driver issued.
Did so, boot up the computer and same thing happens, I can run on 1080p but 1024 is the recommended resolution.
Same error on device manager "windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems (code 43)".
I uninstalled the drivers in safe mode using display driver uninstaller, installed an old version of the driver and the same error.
When I do install the driver though, midway though, the screen goes blank and doesn't come back.
I waited another 30 minutes as I assumed it was still being installed, even if I couldn't see it and had to power down the computer.
Same error, same yellow triangle.
Things I've done:
1 - Installed fresh copy of windows
2 - Removed and installed older drivers
3 - Swapped the card to a different slot
4 - Changed the cables that go to the card
5 - Cleared the cmos
6 - Removed the cable from the power supply and pressed the power button as well
Initially, as you can see on the attached image (from the original win10 install), it seemed like the keyboard wasn't recognized any more as well. I have also had some issues when some times the mouse wouldn't work, even after restarting the computer, only to magically work some time later. So my initial thoughts, was that something was wrong with the motherboard, but maybe the power supply.
I've been running windows 10 for about 3 months. I had run it before, last year, but had some issues and went back to windows 7, where everything was fine.
Without testing this on a different computer, is there a way to know for certain what the problem is? Can It be the power supply or the motherboard, or is it the card for sure?
Any ideas on what else I can do? Any tests?
Windows 10 x64 pro
This is the card I have: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked w/ACX Cooler 3GB GDDR5 384bit Dual-Link DVI-I DVI-D HDMI DP SLI Graphics Cards 03G-P4-2884-KR
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4
Power supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750 B 80
post edited by barrad0s - 2017/03/01 07:59:31