specs: Asrock z68 extreme3 mobo, i5 quadcore, radeon 6950 gpu, 8gigs ram, 500gb hdd, 900 watt power supply, win 7.
My machine was in cooled storage for 4 months. Now that I've pulled it out, I am noticing slower performance and low picture quality when running internet and games. I suspect the source of the issue may lie with my Radeon 6950. However there are no unusual beeps, BSOD and the heat transfers normally. I have re-installed the video drivers, removed all the components and used a can of duster but nothing has helped. Tonight I am going to take out the GPU and use my on board to see what happens. Any ideas or suggestions on a resolution?
results: benchmark test http://imgur.com/a/rHxfk#2, GPU results http://imgur.com/a/rHxfk#1 and smart statushttp://imgur.com/a/rHxfk#0
CPU, Memory and Disk in Resource Monitor http://imgur.com/a/ezwLZ#0