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Graphics Card Dying? GTX 570

So my problem has progressed these last few weeks. At first I would just get random this xx driver has stopped working. So I'd change drivers and everything would be fine for a week or longer.

Recently any driver I'd change to even after a clean install of the NVidia driver, and registry cleaning would fail, and sometimes blue screen. Now when I boot up I get white horizontal lines that stay on my screen.

So yeah, graphics card not working at all now with any driver, and I get code 43 every time. My cpu doesn't overheat, and fans work including graphics card fan.

So what do you guys think.. graphics card dying or something else? I don't have an extra card to try out or monitor.

I'm no expert at all so any help is appreciated.
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  1. Monitor failure would never cause a bluescreen, only hardware failure (or massive software errors) does.

    It is most likely a dying graphics, but could also be a dying motherboard (unlikely).
  2. Thanks for the reply, that does suck because it's only 2 years old and I've taken good care of everything. I'll ask a friend if I can try his card just to confirm.
  3. What are the rest of your specifications?
  4. Deemo13 said:
    What are the rest of your specifications?


    Processor is i7 2.80ghz
    8 gb of ram
    Windows 7 64 bit

    This is really the first time I've owned my own PC. As well as having a major issue so I hope that's what you were looking for. If you need anything else let me know.
  5. Do you know what the power supply is in the computer?
  6. I'm trying to remember when I got it 2 years ago, I believe, it's a 525? I'm not 100% on that but I'm fairly sure. I remember a friend giving me advice on making sure I had a good PSU.

    Also just a noob question for you. Usually if the fan is working on the card, is that a sign it's possibly not the card or is that negligible?
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    I actually have a GTX260 that I bought as a display card (to put on a shelf) and I tried it before I put it on the shelf, and the fan spun and showed no display.
  8. Ok, so something very odd just happened I never even reinstalled new drivers, or even changed anything recently. But after I restarted, everything is back to normal, no problems, nothing wrong. All of this after a week of trying different things and trying to locate the problem. I'm glad it's working but I'm also very optimistic about there being an underlying problem still. I did a full scan for viruses/malware etc, nothing.

    So Wtf... I mean it just doesn't make sense to me.
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