Hey there, i'm pretty good with computers, been using them for basically my entire life. I've got the understanding to determine the problem with a pc and how to solve it.
I've basically already solved the issue i'm about to share with you guys. Now i know you're going to say "So then why come onto the forums to ask a question you already know the answer to?" Simple. MONEY. I cannot afford the option I've determined and so i'm scraping the barrel to find alternatives before i devote the lump sum of chaching. I digress, here's the problem, in-depth answers with advice and tips is GREATLY appreciated.
I own a self-build PC mainly used for gaming and streaming. duel monitor with some average-high end specs on it (see attached dxdiag for details and giggles if you're into that)
This problem has literally arisen out of the blue, no damage or foul-minded actions happened to counter that statement.
About a week ago i went downstairs for a cigarette (took me around 6 minutes) and when i got back to my desk, my monitors were displaying odd colours (see attached .JPG pics for physical evidence)
I thought it odd at first but never the less restarted my pc and continued, simply thinking that leaving my pc in that state must have made it happen for some odd reason.
Life went back to normal for the next 24hours, until it happened again. This time when i was at the desk. Literally out of the blue, mid sentence on an email to my boss, the screen changed to the same colours, disallowed me from doing anything with the peripherals and so i had to restart once again. This time i was alarmed, and this time i did my research.
Turns out (from what i've found) that my hunch was correct in that it was a fault in my GPU. This rose 2 questions, however: Why almost 4 months after purchase? How did the fault develop out of the blue?
I found that the only way i could stop the problem was to hand it in to the manufacturers and get it repaired, or simply buy another one. This is the money-heavy point. You see, the GPU i have (AMD HD 7K Series bla bla) is worth a pretty penny to me, and so replacing it isn't really an option right now. I also don't want to give it up until i know for sure that it'll be fixed, and that being without it will not hinder my job in any way (a lot of work is done on my pc)
Basically what i'm asking, is that you guys look at the pics, the computer specs and collectively give me advice and tips on what the heck i should do with the issue at hand. i would cry tears of great joy if this were to fix, it's having a large impact on work, seeing as when it freezes i cannot communicate with it anymore, and so unsaved work is deleted and frustration builds up. The window looks like it'd look better with a pc thrown out of it!
Thanks again guys, muchos appreciated.
PS: Images are both larger than the minimum file size, and so i uploaded them to tinypic and the links are below. Cheers!
Main Monitor: http://oi58.tinypic.com/35bys03.jpg
Secondary Monitor: http://oi62.tinypic.com/wwkn4w.jpg