Win 8.1 black screen + artifacts

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  1. desolace

    desolace

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    Hello.
    I was playing on my Radeon HD7870 when out of nowhere my game/PC froze with gray visual bars on the whole screen. I had to manually turn it off and when I tried to turn it on, I got a black screen after Windows 8 loading logo (circle). And it happens everytime now. Almost, because 1 on 10 resets it will sometimes show this recovery screen: https://www.winhelp.us/images/windows/troubleshoot/win8.recovery01.jpg

    I managed to log in and get into my desktop by selecting continue to win 8.1 option. All was working fine (programs, browser) till I started the game again and maybe after 3 minutes same scenario.
    From that moment continue to win 8.1 option is no longer working it just stays on black screen because I have now artifacts even in recovery screen and even in safe mode. Some small squares or kind of visual deformations not the whole screen with bars.

    I think it looks like GPU but several times people were telling me "it's your GPU dying" when I had e.g. monitor cable problems so I'd like to check everything what's possible. I'll be very gratefull for any type of help.

    Win 8.1 x64
    Radeon HD7870
    i5 3450s
    8GB RAM
    Chieftec ctg-500-80p

    Thanks in advance.
     
    desolace, Mar 19, 2017
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    desolace

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    Bump.
    Still using it in safe mode, but green squares.
     
    desolace, Mar 22, 2017
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