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I rebuilt my computer today (parts listed in my sig rig below) and re-installed Windows 7 32-bit... and after installing all the necessary drivers and updates, I got a black screen randomly. No restart, beeping, etc. the computer kept running but the screen was black...
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After 10-12 times later, I realized that there was something definitely wrong with my PC. So I tried rolling back to the non-beta Nvidia Drivers, and it still kept black screening. Then tried safe mode, and even then it kept black screening. I did also notice that with each reboot, it took less time to black screen.

After about 20 black screens, it has gotten to the point where the black screens are happening during POST, and red vertical lines span across the screen before black screening...

GPU temperatures are fine, running around 55C... I have had my GPU for a while (4-5 years), so is this a sign of my graphics card dying? Or could it be something else?
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post #2 of 5
Simplest things are over looked some times... But, have you tried both DVI ports? May be that the port you normally use may have gone out.
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If this is happening during POST, then it might either be a bad card or bad cable (looks like bad card to me)
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Yep, tried the other port, still no luck... any other ideas? I want to rule everything out before even thinking of picking up a new card
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IF you have an hour. Id say strip the card down and try baking it. 385F for 10min.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHUrcYZ01tw

May eleminate the problem BUT you should then start looking for a new card as it will start happening again with more regularity. Baking is only a temp fix. 5 years is a long run for a GPU.
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