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HD4850 - Agonizing death

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Hey everyone, i would like some help from the wise ones here, if possible.

My HD4850 died yesterday... in a very strange situation. I fired up Killing Floor, and was downloading a map before entering the server... BAM, artifacts all over, the pc froze, had to restart. Artifacts in the BIOS, and throughout the rest of the way, so i'm pretty sure it's gone under.

Anyway, in the middle of all this, a RAM stick also died... had to remove it, the other two however seem to be doing good (using integrated HD 3200) so far, no problem, i haven't really stressed the system since i also formatted in the midst of all this.

The HD4850 still artifacts with the good RAM though. The card was a bit overclocked on CCC, had a PCS+ cooling system, the case has 4 fans and the temps never got above 55C in load, and has been stable for the last two years.

Now i'm a little bit worried with what caused it, my prime suspects would be the PSU or RAM... can a faulty RAM kill a GPU? or vice versa?

I did have a bit of a drivers issue, where a previous installation got corrupted... used driver sweeper and things seemed to get better, don't know if that's the cause.

I don't really wan't to go buy new components only to watch them get brutally murdered again by some other crapped up piece.

System: AMD 5600+ x2 2.9Ghz
Powercolor HD4850 PCS+
ECS 780GM-A Black Edition
LCpower lc6550 550W v2.0
3x 1GB Kingston HyperX DDR2 1066Mhz
Custom case 1x120mm fan 3x80mm fan

Thank you all.
Edited by Syde - 3/27/11 at 4:40am

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Could have been the psu. That doesnt look like a good one, and there could have been a spike of power getting through.
     
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Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4ghz Asus P8P67 pro Gigabyte GTX780 12GB Corsair RAM (2/3 vengance, 1/3 XMS3) 
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500gb Spinpoint f3 Samsung 840 EVO 120gb Seagate 7200.14 2tb Samsung dvd+-rw 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 ultimate x64 LG 24MP55 x2 LG 32LD450 
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none Xonar DG and logitech X-540 Beyer DT770 PRO 
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It's awful A bit meh, Bodged hinge repair (Nut and bolt through back ... 
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Celeron M 360 1.4ghz Packard bell easynote (lynx banias) Intel 855gm 768mb 
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50gb seagate Cd dvd combi XP sp3 15 
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one with buttons Brick It has one It has leds 
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my lap or the chair 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4ghz Asus P8P67 pro Gigabyte GTX780 12GB Corsair RAM (2/3 vengance, 1/3 XMS3) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
500gb Spinpoint f3 Samsung 840 EVO 120gb Seagate 7200.14 2tb Samsung dvd+-rw 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 ultimate x64 LG 24MP55 x2 LG 32LD450 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell thing. Corsair TX650 Coolermaster cm690 Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
none Xonar DG and logitech X-540 Beyer DT770 PRO 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-4455m 2.1ghz Dual Covered in tea stains Radeon 7500G 6GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SSD soon None Inadequate Win7 of course 
MonitorKeyboardCase
It's awful A bit meh, Bodged hinge repair (Nut and bolt through back ... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Celeron M 360 1.4ghz Packard bell easynote (lynx banias) Intel 855gm 768mb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
50gb seagate Cd dvd combi XP sp3 15 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
one with buttons Brick It has one It has leds 
Mouse Pad
my lap or the chair 
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I also thought that a power spike could be likely, i do have one of those power spike protector sockets but i wouldn't put my faith on it... Anyway, are there any ways i can stress my PSU to check if it's the culprit? Thank you.

Just ran memtest86, no errors... i'll try to measure the power lines on the PSU next weekend with a multimeter...

Either it's the motherboard or PSU... Could really use some more opinions on this one, cmon guys, help the newb out!
Edited by Syde - 3/27/11 at 11:38am
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