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Well I have been running all stable and stuff for months and just now I was playing a game and my computer froze, and now I can't get back in windows. The BIOS screen seems all fine, I can go in the BIOS and everything looks ok, but then when windows loads up I see some blue pixels flashing on the screen, then when it gets into windows, all my icons load and stuff, and then right away my computer freezes and gives me some blue error screen and reboots. I can't even read the error because that screen flashes by so fast. I put all settings to stock to make sure it's not OC error or anything, also I have watercooling and my temps on the CPU are fine in BIOS. I can't check GPU temps but I am sure they are ok since the pump is running and there are no leaks or anything. Could this be like a virus or something? I have no idea why this would happen...
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The blue pixels are appearing a lot now... could something be wrong with my video card?
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The blue pixels are appearing a lot now... could something be wrong with my video card?
Thats what it sounds like. Check your watercooling for leaks. If there are no leaks, it just sounds like one of your video cards are going. Try taking them out of Crossfire, and trying each one individually in all the slots, so if it is a single card going, you can find out which one.
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blue screen errors can be caused because of memory. try to go back on stock settings for awhile to see if the problem dissappears.
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Also check voltages to make sure they're not too low.
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Safe mode works but the blue pixels/lines still appear a lot (on black backround). The regular windows boot doesn't work. However I am on stock settings... What kinds of things could be wrong with my memory?
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Safe mode works but the blue pixels/lines still appear a lot (on black backround). The regular windows boot doesn't work. However I am on stock settings... What kinds of things could be wrong with my memory?
It could be a memory problem, but I have to admit, I have never heard of system ram problems manifesting themselves as visual artifacts. Video Ram problems however, manifest themselves in artifacts often. This is just a shot in the dark, but try booting into safe-mode, and un-installing your current drivers, then try booting into regular windows and see if that works. Im guessing its a video card problem. Booting into safe-mode will use the standard windows video drivers, which will disable Crossfire. Seeing as how you can function in windows with the windows video drivers, it does sound like a driver/video card problem. If you have time do as I suggested above, and try testing each card individually.
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Ok now white and blue spots are appearing everywhere in the BIOS screens too. Now one thing I need to figure out is how to remove my video cards... Should I take the waterblock off of them while they are in the case attached to the mobo?
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Ok now white and blue spots are appearing everywhere in the BIOS screens too. Now one thing I need to figure out is how to remove my video cards... Should I take the waterblock off of them while they are in the case attached to the mobo?
First off, do the obvious, disconnect power, so on and so forth. I dont see any problem with you taking off the waterblocks while the video cards are still installed on the motherboard so long as you use care, as you will be working at akward angles, and having the screw driver slip could take out your mobo. Also, try to use a non-magnetic screw driver. I only say this as a disclaimer for my advice though, I juse magnetic ones all the time, and have never had a problem.
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Wow, I unplugged the crossfire card and tried running off of the slave and everything is fine now. And by the way during this whole time crossfire was disabled anyway, it was only working off of the first (crossfire edition) card. So I guess my crossfire card is dying? How does it work, what causes a card to die? Are cards designed to work for a while and then self destruct? Either way I have some warranty on this thing I guess I should RMA it?
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