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Hey guys,

I just recently started having an issue with my graphic card ( I think). It happened yesterday while running some applications in the background (League of Legends, FIreFox). I tried googling driver issues, black screen issues, etc. I have no idea what the problem is other than it is coming from my GPU. I've cleaned (duster thingy) the GPU and computer, and swapped the GPU to the other slot.

Symptoms:
On regular boot: I get a black screen before the login screen, after the windows logo appears. I have to hard reset it at this point.
On Safe mode: everything works. I'm able to log in, but it doesn't have access to internet and etc.
On uninstalling the GPU Driver: I'm able to log in, but the screen flashes white after logging in, before going to my desktop. My "Theme" (personalization) comes out with High Contrast instead of the usual aero theme. The Driver automatically updates to the latest (9.18.13.4411) after logging in.
Sometimes there are colored marks on my screen
On Repair startup: Sometimes the repair works, and after rebooting I can log in normally, but it freezes not long after that. Other times, the Repair fails.
BSOD - 0x000000000116, 0xFFFFFFA8005E3F010 and 0xFFFFF8800F1B55C8


Windows 7
GTX 470 (Not overclocked)
Driver Version: 9.18.13.4411


Please let me know if this is in the wrong section. I just really could use advise on how to solve this issue. Thanks in advance.
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ok, I think I see the problem. DO NOT use the windows auto loaded driver.  Go here and download the latest driver for your gtx 470. http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

 

 

also please post the info about your PSU as that could cause these issues if its not up to the task.

 

 

Good luck


Edited by Wirerat - 10/18/14 at 1:56pm
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PSU ROSEWILL|LIB650 650W RT

I downloaded the newest driver and i"m still getting the same symptoms. I also downloaded an older driver version from the nvidia website and I still got the same problems. I've swapped out my GPU for an old EVGA GTS 8800 GPU and I haven't gotten any problems yet. It may be that my GPU is dying, but its only been about 4 years since I've had it, so it doesn't seem likely. Any idea what i should do now to make sure its my GPU and rule out other possibilites(such as Driver issue)?
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PSU ROSEWILL|LIB650 650W RT

I downloaded the newest driver and i"m still getting the same symptoms. I also downloaded an older driver version from the nvidia website and I still got the same problems. I've swapped out my GPU for an old EVGA GTS 8800 GPU and I haven't gotten any problems yet. It may be that my GPU is dying, but its only been about 4 years since I've had it, so it doesn't seem likely. Any idea what i should do now to make sure its my GPU and rule out other possibilites(such as Driver issue)?
With everything set to stock try overvolting the card a little with msi afterburner or evga precision. Maybe the card is old and needs a touch more voltage for stock clocks. On the other side of that you can try under clocking the card 50mhz if you dont want to up voltage. Just to see if it helps.




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