Hello, I have tried researching my problem and tried various solutions that worked for others, but none seem to apply to me. Mostly, this issue seems to be with new rigs or laptops. My desktop is a few years old.
Windows 7 Pro
ASrock z77 Extreme 6
Sapphire Radeon HD 7800
8GB RAM (2 sticks in proper DIMM slots)
Here is my problem:
I was playing Elder Scrolls Online when my game crashed. I went back in, and my graphics were artifacting badly: bright colors, lines and squiggles throughout my display. Suddenly, my game crashed again. This artifacting / crashing only got worse, while I tested it in other games with the same results. Finally, I got a Blue Screen of Death, and since then, I get a black screen after the windows logo (before log-in). The screen is not perfectly black, as if the monitor is off, but rather slightly lit / artificially black. Safe mode (onboard) still works, as does forcing onboard in the BIOS.
Things to note:
Device manager: "Display adapters" shows my AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
"Other devices" shows 3 items with the yellow ! icons:
PCI Simple Communications Controller, Unknown device, and Video Controller.
All temps and fans are fine.
What I have tried:
- Reinstalling windows on a fresh partition
Reinstalling video card drivers (newest and older)
Re-seated and re-plugged cables of GPU
Re-seated GPU into another PCI-E slot
Vacuumed throughout the case
Plugged both of my monitors in every combination possible, including onboard slots, as well as using only 1 at a time
Does anyone have any ideas? I am beginning to believe my GPU has just died.