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Perhaps Faulty GPU?

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Ok here we go:

I built a build for a buddy that I gave to him last year and now I don't know what wrong with it. Anytime he starts any kind of 3d application, after a few minutes the thing crashes with a fatal error and sometimes the "Nvidia display adapter has stopped responding" message pops up. To me this screams its a gfx card issue but I had him check his temps and they are fine (crashed at 72c this latest one).

I went ahead and had him pull out the card and very carefully clean it out of dust and put it back in....better temps same issue. So I checked his cpu temps using RealTemp and a 5 min run in Prime95, all cores stayed in the 70s.

My next order of business was uninstalling anything that looked unneeded and I then reinstalled his Nvidia Gpu Drivers to the latest ones doing a clean installation. Same issue.

I am absolutely stumped on what to do as my next step since he has no extra computer parts at all and is technologically retarded.

Here is his build:

i5 2500k (Stock)
Rosewill RZX-C1 cooler
RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W
Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
RAIDMAX Viper ATX-321WW White Steel
MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Thoughts? comments?
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Intel i5 2500k Asrock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 EVGA GTX 760 4gb EVGA GTX 760 4gb 
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G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin ... Western Digital 500gb RE Samsung 830 128gb SSD ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SA... 
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Hyper 212 Air Cooler Win7 Home Premium 64bit X-Star 2560x1440 Razer Black Widow 
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Stock on Asrock for now. 
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AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz ASUS M4A78 Plus BFG 260 OC G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RP Lite-on DVD 22x Windows 7 64bit HP 16:9 20" Widescreen 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i5 2500k Asrock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 EVGA GTX 760 4gb EVGA GTX 760 4gb 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin ... Western Digital 500gb RE Samsung 830 128gb SSD ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SA... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Hyper 212 Air Cooler Win7 Home Premium 64bit X-Star 2560x1440 Razer Black Widow 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Logitech G400 Black Cataclysm Mousepad 
Audio
Stock on Asrock for now. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz ASUS M4A78 Plus BFG 260 OC G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RP Lite-on DVD 22x Windows 7 64bit HP 16:9 20" Widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell throw away RAIDMAX QUANTUM RX-700 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V S RAIDMAX Scorpio ATX-868WBP Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
The Desk 
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Format and reinstall would be my next option or possible a bad PSU if you have one around to test
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Crucial M4 256GB SSD Sony DVD/RW Zalman CNPS9900-MAX Windows 8.1 Pro 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 256GB SSD Sony DVD/RW Zalman CNPS9900-MAX Windows 8.1 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 27" S2716DG G-Sync 1440p Saitek Eclipse OCZ ZX 850W Storm Stryker 
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Logitech M510 
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