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Can faulty graphics card cause system instability?

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I run 680 factory OC'd +3930k OC'd to 4.5ghz along with memories also OC'd to 2133MHz. I've been using this setting for more than 4 months and had little to no problem. However, I started getting about 2~3 system instability every day.

Things I've tried :

1 ) Format C drive and reinstall OS.
2 ) Undo OCs
3 ) Reinstall/update various drivers(for note, I'm currently using 320.49)
4 ) Reinstall RAM/CPU/GPUs

and so far nothing worked out.

The reason I'm suspecting my graphics card is because I have no problem running CPU stress tests overnight. If it was PSU or CPU, I would have spotted the problem by running stress tests, but my system had zero problem after 10+ hours of Prime and Intel XTU runs, even with 4.5 Ghz OC.

Also, the instability happens almost always when I play games. There are times where it happens while rendering videos with Sony Vegas, but I assume it's because the renderer taxes GPU in some way.

So, if anyone can give an insight into my issue....it would be great. Thanks for reading.

- Dun
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By system instability, do you mean artifacts or a BSOD ??...Also, have you changed anything recently in the system hardware / software that may cause your system to do what it does
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By system instability, do you mean artifacts or a BSOD ??...Also, have you changed anything recently in the system hardware / software that may cause your system to do what it does

The screen would just go dark then it randomly reboots/hangs for a while then reboots/just stay dark forever. I believe it's called instability, no? For sure it is not artifact or BSOD.

Nothing really, I don't think adding third fan to NF-D14 hurts system.
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Could you test a spare PSU with your system. I had a similar situation where the screen would just black out during gaming and require me to hardboot the system. I replaced my then PSU with the current one. But, additionally i also re-installed the drivers just to be sure.
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