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Hey all,

So my buddy's got a GTX 280, and while it gets hot, it's been working fine for months. However, today, when he tried to boot into Windows, after the login screen, the screen would just turn...blue or red. The blue isn't a BSOD blue, but more like...windows log-in screen blue.

Is this a sign of the card dying? Bad drivers? Corrupted OS? We had a core on his Athlon II X3 unlocked to an X4, but locking up that core didn't help (actually, before the lock, it wouldn't even get to the log-in screen, so I suppose it helped a little).

So is it time for a new GPU?
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I'd run through the standard tests. Try reinstalling drivers, try using a different card if you can.
    
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