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Software making GPU crash? ( Please help)

So, I've had my computer for over a year and half now and never had it crash or anything outside of the ordinary. However, a few days ago my GPU drivers crashed ( or so I assume ) as the screen started to just turn into a mess of rainbows and pixels before my monitor went black and I was fourced to hard shut down the computer. A few days passed and then the nightmare started. It just continues to do this to the point I can barely turn on my computer before it does this and now a new more scary symptom; The crashes are ending in blue screens. I have done every possible thing I can thing of i.e; I've rolled back drivers as far as possible. I've dusted out the computer and cleaned GPU and RAM off completely. I've system restored as far back as possible, I've even used a completely different profile on the computer its self. The only reason I think this is a software issue is the fact that the computer works fine in Safe mode.

I'm at my witts end with this thing and I don't really have the funds to take it to a tech store. Any help or advice is apreciated. Thanks ^ ^.

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When in safe mode

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The video card is not using much power or much else of its features. I can see how a new tech may think it's software but if we have time we let them spend a day trying software fixes. It's an expensive lesson so we usually can't do that and swap the video card fast to save the cost of the lesson.

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So should I assume its the graphics card and just replace it

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Or should I still take it to a tech shop and have it looked at to insure it's not a software issue.

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Sounds expensive.

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Here a good to great GPU is about the 100 buck mark and a shop counter will run 120 to more bucks. For me the cheap exit is the new card but I can understand that folk don't see this until they run though the bucks at the counter.

If it was software you would have cured it with the OS or driver reloads.

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If you can install a new graphics card yourself, there's no need to have it done by a tech store.


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