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So I recently having some unusual symptoms it mainly happens while playing games, the game freezes and I can't continue and when that happens I face one of the two things below :

1- I get a BSOD so I force restart
2- The game freeze but I can close it through the task manager and I can explore windows normally BUT I get like some artifacts while using some programs and games etc ... and i have to restart also to get rid of these artifacts

Am I experiencing a dying GPU ?

My built
AMD Phenom II X4 965
ATI Radeon HD 5770 (40C idle , 70-80C while gaming)
8 GB RAM
GA-78LMT-S2P

Seasonic ECO 600W PSU

Examples of the BSOD I get

http://i.imgur.com/pAVXTr6.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/pLcuVXh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/LK1LDpZ.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/CccADKd.jpg

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Have you updated the video drivers? Have you completely removed the video drivers using something like Display Driver Uninstaller and then reinstalling them? Any specific games that cause the BSOD or all of them? How long before the BSOD?

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Yes I did updated the video drivers to the latest one recently because someone suggested that would fix the problem, and I downloaded it from the official site of AMD and just install it.

No specific games I have it during Far Cry 4, Pro Evolution Soccer 2015, WWE 2k15, even with the old Prince of Persia the forgotten sands..

The time before it happens is completely random 1-2 hours of playing but I rarely get a BSOD immediately after starting the game it happened like once

Thanks for your replay

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Are the crashes only during games and not at any other time, like just general computing?

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Whenever something like this ever happened to any of my systems, I would stress test cpu/gpu/memory separately. I would make sure chipset driver is current, update to latest bios and of course latest gpu driver, which you already have done. Tests should be done with all stock settings.

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remove the graphic card

use the onboard graphics chip

see if the problem continues

 

do you ever get rainbow colors?

or does the game supposed to draw something, but instead looks like a triangle going off into the distance?

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Are the crashes only during games and not at any other time, like just general computing?

 

Yes only while gaming

 

Whenever something like this ever happened to any of my systems, I would stress test cpu/gpu/memory separately. I would make sure chipset driver is current, update to latest bios and of course latest gpu driver, which you already have done. Tests should be done with all stock settings.

 

Ok I stressed the gpu using Furmark and there was no problem but I stressed it for like 15 min and I don't know the proper time though and the max temp was 79C, also stressed the cpu and memory using prime95 and I experienced a BSOD while stressing using the option "Blend. Tests some of everything, lost of RAM testing" and here is the report:

 

 

Problem signature:

  Problem Event Name:    BlueScreen

  OS Version:    6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1

  Locale ID:    1033

 

Additional information about the problem:

  BCCode:    124

  BCP1:    0000000000000000

  BCP2:    FFFFFA8007BAB028

  BCP3:    00000000B20F2000

  BCP4:    0000000000000175

  OS Version:    6_1_7601

  Service Pack:    1_0

  Product:    256_1

 

Could it be the RAM?

 

remove the graphic card use the onboard graphics chip see if the problem continues do you ever get rainbow colors? or does the game supposed to draw something, but instead looks like a triangle going off into the distance?

 

I only get the problem while gaming and I doubt that my onboard card can handle any game I never tried it before though, and yes this artifacts has rainbow colors, I don't see a triangle but when I encounter the problem the game completely freeze and I use the windows task manager to exit it and use windows but yet the whole windows doesn't work properly some programs like firefox hangs and doesn't show colors just black stuttering and i restart the computer to get back everything to normal

 

 

Thanks all for your replies

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Running MemTest couldn't hurt. Can load it up on a flash drive or CD, boot from that, and let it do its thing.

 

I'd probably lean more towards the RAM being an issue than the video card, at least from what you've said so far. Something like this can help clear things up a bit more regarding the errors, provided you have the PC set to save the dump file and not delete it.

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Running MemTest couldn't hurt. Can load it up on a flash drive or CD, boot from that, and let it do its thing.

 

I'd probably lean more towards the RAM being an issue than the video card, at least from what you've said so far. Something like this can help clear things up a bit more regarding the errors, provided you have the PC set to save the dump file and not delete it.

 

Yap, could be the ram. I would suggest testing the two sticks separately.

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Running MemTest couldn't hurt. Can load it up on a flash drive or CD, boot from that, and let it do its thing.

 

I'd probably lean more towards the RAM being an issue than the video card, at least from what you've said so far. Something like this can help clear things up a bit more regarding the errors, provided you have the PC set to save the dump file and not delete it.

 

 

Running MemTest couldn't hurt. Can load it up on a flash drive or CD, boot from that, and let it do its thing.

 

I'd probably lean more towards the RAM being an issue than the video card, at least from what you've said so far. Something like this can help clear things up a bit more regarding the errors, provided you have the PC set to save the dump file and not delete it.

 

Yap, could be the ram. I would suggest testing the two sticks separately.

 

 

Ok I'm getting a little bit frustrated I ran memtest86 overnight and I got 6 passes with no errors and yet again ran prime95 and give me a BSOD, and I stressed CPU separately using Furmark's CPU burner and no problem occurs

So is 6 passes enough to make sure that the RAM isn't the problem here but actually I didn't test the two sticks separately I thought I ran the test first if any errors appeared then I test them separately is that right ..

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If there's an error it should show regardless of how many sticks you have in there. Still, couldn't hurt to test each one separately to see.

 

Just curious, but do you happen to have a second video card around or could borrow to test?

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If there's an error it should show regardless of how many sticks you have in there. Still, couldn't hurt to test each one separately to see.

 

Just curious, but do you happen to have a second video card around or could borrow to test?

+1 Definitely try your card in their machine or their card in yours.

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