There have been two different stages of the problem which i am facing, the first is not the current problem, but might help to draw a conclusion on the current one.
CPU: Intel I7 3770K @3.5 GHz
GPU: Nvidia GTX 680 2GB DDR5
RAM: 16 GB
Storage: 125 GB SSD and 2TB HDD
Motherboard: MSI ZH77A-G43
Power supply: Cooler master GX bronze 750W
OS: Windows 10 64-bit
The first problem
So yesterday my computer had somewhat of an weird crash which I have never seen before. I usually use a triple monitor setup, and all of a sudden all three screens Starts flickering faulty colors, as can be seen on some of the pictures below.
One of the original crashes, not the first one.
Another colorful crash this time with three monitors, one turned pink, another white and the third black
Soon after these pictures the computer crashes and reboots.
After the reboot the computer would not always seem to have problems, but would always start struggling if I would start some real graphical demanding applications like a computergame (Starcraft II, League of Legends), and it appered to help by disconnecting two of the three screens i use. I also was able to troubleshoot in the game League of Legends, where i originally had my framerate capped at 80, so i tried to see what would happen as i turned it to uncapped, and as it went to 400+ the problem appeared and the computer crashed.
I start searching for the problem online with some of the errors reported just before and during the blue screen.
Before the computer went into blue screen There would pop up a little message saying "Nvidia windows kernel mode driver 316.43 stopped responding and was recovered successfully". After researching the error I found different solutions on how to solve the problem and went to try them. Sadly none of the did fully fix the problem, but one notably did help me isolate what might be wrong.
By removing the driver mentioned in the error, I was able to use the computer without it crashing, so I thought that it was just a flaw in the driver, not the graphics card. So I started backtracking to a driver which did not cause problem, but after backtracking all the way back to drivers from september last year I found no driver without this problem.
The Blue screen report had the error "Video tdr failure" which i really did not get to troubleshoot before the next problem started.
The current problem
Late into the night i decided to try and fix the problem with a solution a lot of people had help them. By underclocking the GPU as instructed here I thought it might help, but did not do anything and i returned my clock settings to default. The new problem appeared after one of the many dozen of crashes the faulty colors started to appear even when I had no drivers installed. At the same time the Fan from my graphics card went crazy and started It was as if the problem shifted from being the drivers to being something else. I decided to go to bed and hope for something magical to fix the problem overnight happen overnight. Sadly nothing was different the next day.
The desktop and BIOS both showing the current problems, this is with or without any drivers the screen looks like this
I Decided to find out where the new problem might be. Since the problem appeared with or without drivers I feared (and still do) the problem to be the graphics card. I went into BIOS and switched to the internal graphics card in the motherboard and the problem was gone everything was clean and stable. i decided to reinstall Windows 10 and clean up the inside of my computer from dust, but the problem still remained as i switched over to the GTX 680 card.
BIOS with the Integrated graphics card, no problems here
Now i am no longer have any idea of what to do, and therefore i go to here for help. Is my graphics card done for? Or is there anyone with a possible solution to the problem i am facing now.?
except the solutions i have mentioned i have done the following:
Early on i Scanned my computer for security threats.
Changed settings in Nvidia control panel as instructed here.
I have checked the power cables are connected proberly to the GPU
Tried using another cable as ScathEnfys suggested
Hope someone is up for helping me ;)
1st Edit Added more to the solutions i have tried, added The power supply to list of specs
Edited by NicklasBL, 17 January 2016 - 04:07 PM.