|I am going to try and make a long story short. Last week I downloaded the new NVIDIA driver 195.76, this driver was found to fry multiple cards and alter fan speeds, it was subsequently removed from NVIDIA's website. . . . After downloading the driver everything was fine for about 2 days. Then I started to get errors on the screen where pixels would be altered (different colored squares everywhere) and the screen would randomly turn black or even a neon green (happened twice). It also had multiple: "your display driver is not responding and was reset." During this time when I would reboot my comp the BIOS would say "H/W monitor status abnormal, check settings." I though it was related to my graphics/monitor problems (I'll get back to this)|
So I tried may darnedest to get back into windows to delete the driver and reinstall and old version. My computer developed problems booting and during boot it would either: shut down by itself, screen would turn black. But after 20,000 tries I finally deleted the driver and the computer actually worked just fine for a complete day. I was able to play COD4 for about an hr at 1900 x 1200 flawlessly. That night I shut down my computer
The next day everything went to hell. The boot problems came back and I couldn't get into windows. I tried to get into safe mode to reinstall the driver and the screen would randomly turn black and become unresponsive. At this time I noticed that the longer I kept my computer off the longer it would stay on before the monitor went black.
After multiple attempts I was able to keep the comp on long enough to format my HDD and reinstall windows. I was able to boot to windows and then it shut down again on its own. Since then I haven't gotten past the bios boot screen. Sometimes the BIOS boot screen will freeze.
I didn't find this out tho, the "H/W monitor status abnormal" msg was referring to my 3.3V. It was running at ~2.5. I currently can't even turn on my comp. I am ordering a PSU right now.
Even though I had pixel problems and a neon green screen, I was still able to play COD4 at one point for an hr flawlessly. So my graphics cards are probably fine right? Could this be a coincidence with the whole driver problem?
Do you guys agree it is a PSU problem? And could this have messed up other hardware in my system?