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Bad computer mojo, advice?

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I wasn't sure if this was the correct forum to post as issue such as this, but I thought I would give this a shot.

While playing a game today, I left the game idol for a minute to two and upon my return, I noticed a few graphical glitches on the game display (color looked extremely pixilated and was white and a purple/pink color in a few areas).

After trying to move the cursor around with no response, I decided to reset the computer. At the BIOS screen for my Motherboard, I noticed some black lines through the Asus logo and some other text on the screen. Once the start up got to the Windows XP load screen, white lines were visible through that blue screen. Then, once the start up was complete, instead of my windows desktop, the exact frozen screen of the game I was playing before was there.

With the computer frozen again, I restarted the computer in safe mode and was able to boot up the system but it wouldn’t let me run GPUZ or CPUZ to check what my temperatures were (said all the files weren’t loaded, probably because I was in safe mode).

I wasn’t monitoring my temperatures at the time of this event, so I have no idea how hot my GPU or anything else was. I did open up the case and physically felt my GPU (8800GTS 640MB, stock cooling), which did feel hot, but it didn’t feel much hotter than normal.

I know there isn’t much information to work off of here, but anyone have any suggestions/ideas here? I was thinking that my graphics card might have gotten too hot, giving the strange graphical errors and frozen screen, but I’m not 100% sure. I wasn’t able to let things cool down and restart as I had to take off for work, but I do intend to fire it up again later tonight to see if heat was the culprit.

Thanks!
June 2012 Build
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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge ASUS P8Z68-V PRO EVGA SuperClocked GTX 560Ti EVGA SuperClocked GTX 560Ti 
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G.Skill Ripjaws 4GB x 4 OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SATA III SSD WD Raptor 150GB ASUS Blu-ray drive 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus (Push-Pull) Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit ViewSonic VG2230wm LCD Logitech G19 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX Series 750watt  LIAN LI Lancool First Knight PC-K9WX Logitech G500 XTRAC Pads Ripper  
AudioOtherOtherOther
ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 PCI Express x1 Bose Companion 2 Series II Scythe KM01-BK "Kaze Master" Fan controller Microsoft JR9-00011 Xbox 360 Wireless Controller 
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JVC HA-RX900 Full Size Headphone 
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June 2012 Build
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge ASUS P8Z68-V PRO EVGA SuperClocked GTX 560Ti EVGA SuperClocked GTX 560Ti 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G.Skill Ripjaws 4GB x 4 OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SATA III SSD WD Raptor 150GB ASUS Blu-ray drive 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus (Push-Pull) Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit ViewSonic VG2230wm LCD Logitech G19 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX Series 750watt  LIAN LI Lancool First Knight PC-K9WX Logitech G500 XTRAC Pads Ripper  
AudioOtherOtherOther
ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 PCI Express x1 Bose Companion 2 Series II Scythe KM01-BK "Kaze Master" Fan controller Microsoft JR9-00011 Xbox 360 Wireless Controller 
Other
JVC HA-RX900 Full Size Headphone 
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If it fires up just fine tonight, give either rivatuner or EVGA precision a download and set your fan speed to at least 65% or 75%. It will probably be load, but it sounds a lot like your overheating. Have you overclocked your graphics card? If so you may need to reduce the OC as well.

If it doesn't boot properly again, you may need to RMA your card.
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