Question Blue screen of death and error 43, possiby bricked GPU

Jan 15, 2022
during gaming my laptop crashed abruptly displaying the :( blue screen. CPU is working fine but GPU isn't responding, I checked display adapters in device manager and it showed error 43. So far I've uninstalled and reinstalled nvidia drivers 6 or 7 times including using older versions, also used DDU to make sure, and did a system restore but still same result (nvidia control panels won't open and geforce is limited to updates only). Yet to have touch the bios but I'm suspecting it's something to do with the vrm overheating leading to crash but it's still early days. I'm wondering if this is fixable or is my gpu bricked, would mean the world if anyone can help out