I have a home assembled PC, put it together from parts in December 2011. Today after installing a new GeForce update for my evga gtx 460 768mb, I started getting crashes while playing the Talos Principle.
The crashes worsened until they made my entire system crash. Then, I got a graphically messed up BSOD, and was only able to log back into Windows via Safe Mode at that point. It's at lousy resolution and has a multitude of short horizontal black lines as graphical artifacts now, and this situation is now repeatable: start up normally, BSOD, start up in Safe Mode, same lousy resolution with the same black lines.
I used Piriform Speccy to remind myself of my motherboard type, because at that point I was feeling pretty sure it was the video card.
But Speccy would only report about the operating system and the hard drives, the CPU and RAM and Motherboard and video card all showed a "SPC dll error"
I took a picture of that Speccy screen, I'll try and post it here, but essentially I just would like to confirm it's most likely the video card before I go buy a new one.