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Scary Terry

Unsure if hardware or software issue?

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I built my computer 5 or 6 years ago and I think something hardware related is failing. When ever I play any games they usually crash within 30 minutes or so. The only thing I can kind of play is league and even that's no longer really working. When I play league my screen randomly goes black, grey, or recently a light blue. I took a video of it during a tft game but don't know how to post the video since it's larger than 20MB. It also sometimes freezes up to the point I can't do anything but manually shut it off. I tried the DDU thing for the drivers but that didn't work. I really want to build a new pc but I'd like to get some money out of my current one. I'm really unsure what to do.


Here are specs:

Operating System Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


CPU Intel Core i7 @ 4.00GHz Skylake 14nm Technology


RAM 32.0GB




Graphics Dell AW2518H (1920x1080@240Hz)


2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti (EVGA)


Storage 4657GB Western Digital WDC WD5001FZWX-00ZHUA0 (SATA )




931GB Western Digital WDC WD1003FZEX-00MK2A0 (SATA )


Optical Drives ASUS DRW-24B1ST j


Audio NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM)

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10 minutes ago, Scary Terry said:

don't know how to post the video since it's larger than 20MB

you could upload it to youtube and then provide a link for it

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Your specs make little sense, looks like you got them from a capture of available resources, sounds like you gpu is dying or overclocked too high. If it's overclocked by you I would guess that the card is just getting old and can't handle the overclocks it once did.

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If you are on the fence if its a hardware or software issue, first clear your bios settings and let us know how it turns out. If its still a problem, put all your important files on a USB or Google Drive and reinstall windows.

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