So I built a computer with the following parts,
Screen shot 2010-11-09 at 10.05.24 AM.jpg
After building it, it would get the occasional BSOD as seen here:
I ran memtest and it didn't find anything,
Because it was a memory problem i figured it could be GPU,CPU, RAM, or windows.
Because it only bluescreened a bit, i didn't deal with it,
Recently videos would stop working and my Nvidia would say "Kernel Mode Driver 296.1 has stopped working and has recovered", and then the videos would be fine.
Once again i didn't deal with it because it only did this every so often.
Now the screen always looks like this:
with white streaks across it and resolution of 800x600.
It says that "You are not currently using a display attached to an Nvidia GPU"
Two other things to know:
A) The bios startup screen has the same streaks and low res.
B) When I take a print screen of the problem and send it to a working computer,
the picture no longer has the streaks on it and looks like this,
I reformatted the drives and reinstalled windows as well as all the other drivers and still the problem remains.
This tells me it can't be the OS.
Does this all sound like a GPU problem, given that there are memory problems with the BSOD, kernel drivers failing, and then the display goes weird.
OR-- is this something else?