Can a damaged graphics card cause my computer to shut down and restart at random times?

erigthekid

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My graphics card fans broke and it has overheated a good 20 times at 90C for 10-15 minutes at a time (75% of the time i wansnt aware) and now my computer restarts at random times. I just want to know if its my graphics card that is causing this (IT DOES NOT OVERHEAT ANYMORE - LATELY TEMPS HAVE BEEN A HIGH OF 50C DUE TO ME NOT DOING ANYTHING EXCEPT LOOKING ON YOUTUBE) or if an overheating graphics card can cause damage to other hardware and its like my motherboard/processor or something.
 

InvalidError

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If the GPU got damaged from overheating, it is possible that internal errors are triggering a reset to prevent or at least limit data corruption.

Another possibility is that high GPU temperatures are merely coincidental and a dying PSU is the actual cause of the reboots/restarts as is frequently the case in PCs that worked fine for months or even years, then mysteriously begin randomly rebooting/restarting increasingly frequently for increasingly unclear or trivial reasons.
 
Not likely.
I should clarify that damage to other parts is not likely, but a damaged graphics card can cause unknown sorts of problems.

See if you can't run some graphics intensive stress tests to see if your graphics card is ok now.
 

malik11

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if temps are exceeding 90c it can cause the pc to restart but unlikely. if your gpu's fans are broken then just replace the gpu cooler ?
 

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