Graphics card not working at all

  oatsinside 18:31 22 Jul 2018

Motherboard: MSI Gaming Z97 Gaming 5 Graphics Card: MSI Nvidia GTX 970 4G

I've had this PC for around three and a half years, I put it together myself.

I had this problem a few years ago, where when I would be playing a game (Say H1Z1 for instance) My monitor would go completely black, and it'd display the message 'no signal' it would happen every day I was playing games. I still don't know what the cause of the issue is, I remember thinking it was either something to do with the PSU or the Graphics Card. I can't remember what I did, but all of a sudden the problem seemed to sort itself out.

Now, it's recurring again, although it seems to have come back stronger this time. Up until the other day I could play Fortnite fine with no errors, then I got the dreaded black screen followed up with me having to restart the computer using the power off and on button. In the event viewer this would always display as 'Critical Kernel-Power 41 (63)

This has been happening every day, I thought at first it was Fortnite but having tried to play Overwatch, I realise it's actually a problem with my Computer. The main issue right now seems to be the Graphics Card, currently. I'm not even doing anything but typing this out and the Graphics Card metal pipes are red hot to touch and the fans aren't spinning. Also the Computer isn't even recognising the Graphics Card (dxdiag just says Basic Display Driver) but my DVI cable is plugged into the Graphics Card so I don't know how it's displaying onto my monitor.

Is my Graphics Card completely knackered?

Really appreciate any help I can get on this, causing me lots of stress

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:02 22 Jul 2018

Is my Graphics Card completely knackered?

the Graphics Card metal pipes are red hot to touch and the fans aren't spinning.

Certainly sounds like it, but first check the power connection and fa fan lead.

also worth removing and refitting to see if that makes a difference.

  wee eddie 19:26 22 Jul 2018

It could be jammed with fluff

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