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    I haven't gotten BSoD's necessarily but lately I've been getting this very bizarre error on my PC. Basically, it seems like whenever I play a videogame in fullscreen (like FFXIV or BotW) or if I'm streaming a video on Netflix or Youtube and then open another tab while that video is still playing, after a while or after I close the game, my computer bugs out like crazy, I get these weird matrix like patterns all over my screen or in one instance like last night, my screen just went entirely 1 colour (in this case, cream coloured >_> ). What's most bizarre is that the sound keeps going as if the computer is still running fine, but the video itself is just derped out, and I can't really get any responses out of my keyboard or mouse or etc.

    I ran the windows memory diagnostic tool to see if it was something to do with my memory and that came up with zero errors. So I can't help but suspect that it's my graphics card (I'm using a 1080 that I got about a year and a half ago). I'm also using a 4k TV as a monitor so I dunno if that might be the problem? My PC worked perfectly fine for over a year and then suddenly started giving me these issues. Anyone with any idea as to what could be causing it?

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    Sounds like a vid card going bad. Make sure to update the drivers and update the OS. Sometimes a clean install can get rid of gremlins.

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    I'll give that a shot, thanks!

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    Okay, gonna give this another go and see if someone else has a solution. So at this point I've updated my drivers, I've uninstalled and removed my graphics card and then reinstalled it with updated drivers. I've updated my OS BIOS and drivers, and at this point I've contacted Dell and they basically just remotely updated my drivers and proceeded to tell me I need to wipe my PC to factory settings and start over again which is stupid as fuck.

    To reiterate my problem, it seems like when I stress the memory of my GPU, I end up getting artifacts on my screen before it ultimately locks up and I have to restart everything. At this point, I can't play any video games or stream something on youtube while even having a separate tab open. Has anyone experienced anything like this before? I can't help but suspect that it's a hardware issue but I want to pinpoint it down if possible.

    An image of what I mean by artifacts:


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    I had something like that happen to me with a LG monitor, except it was only half of the screen. It was a hardware issue and thankfully Costco was willing to take it back despite being purchased over a year ago.

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    So it was your monitor and not anything to do with your PC? That was kind of my suspicion too but at the same time, the artifacts aren't a permanent thing, they only happen when I'm playing a game or something that puts some stress on my GPU. I also called NVidia and did a stress test that they had me download. Ran it for an hour with no issues at all. Stopped the test and within a couple minutes my PC bugged out again =/

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    I was able to confirm mine because it was still present even when I shut off my pc.

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    Ahh I see I see. I can get mine to bug out pretty easily, but if I shut my PC off for a while, they go away =/

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    That could be anything from a faulty video card to a faulty PSU.

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    Change monitor first (it seems like you did a lot of software checks). Make sure all parts are secure (it could be the card/board slightly warping after heating up). Any dust? Run it with the case open and make sure fans are moving. Is it an airflow issue? Are fans just circulating the air in the PC rather than pushing it out? Blocks/clogs of the vents (parts and case)? Did you run CoreTemp or video card temps to make sure stuff wasn't getting incredibly hot?

    Is Windows completely updated?

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    Yeah, at this point I've covered all my software bases. Definitely something hardware so I'll have to take some time to figure that out. I appreciate all the advice though!

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    So I had a stable 4Ghz overclock on my Ryzen 5 2600 and it averaged 55 deg in game. I updated a few drivers today, my AMD chipset drivers and my Intel LAN driver, and suddenly my OC wasn't stable. Temp would creep towards 60 and eventually crash after cresting over that. Everything is working again back on stock settings (with a loss of about 30 fps in Dota 2, 190+ down to 160~170) but now even at stock my temps are over the old average at a 58 deg average.

    Can a driver somehow cause a temp spike like this? I know drivers sometimes expose unstable OCs but I don't understand how my stock temps are suddenly higher than my old OC.

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