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Help: Graphics card is acting weird

Hi,

I just moved to a new apartment, cleaned my PC with compressed air and turned it on. I immediately noticed something weird was happening with my graphics card. Not sure if the move, the cleaning, or a software problem is causing this.

Notice the black squares:


As soon as I moved my mouse this happened:



I was also getting messages saying my graphics driver had stopped working. The squares come and go. Here are my specs:
http://i.imgur.com/chZ8j6k.jpg

This is the inside of my PC:
http://i.imgur.com/tNuzUjE.jpg

The graphics card looks like it's bending a little. Is this the cause of the problem? Any suggestions on how to fix this?

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That's a classic card failure.

Be sure you are not overclocking anything then see if the GPU card maker will replace it.

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No overclocking

I've never overclocked it. Doubt it's still covered by the warranty, I've had it for a while.

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Some GPU card warranties

Were years so always worth a check.

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Video card

Remove the card from the slot.
Remove the shroud if possible.
Give the innards a good cleaning.
Replace the shroud.
Fit the card back into the slot.
Test.

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