Did my graphics card DIE??

clintman02

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Hello everyone, figured this would be the place to get the right answer.

Last night I was about to log into some Crysis, and everything froze, screen went black, came back and colors were a bit distorted, and then everything just locked up.

I shut the computer off and turned it back on to find that my screen was displaying distorted colors and showing 6-7 groups of yellow vertical lines.

My graphics card, a MSI 8800 ultra was not being recongnized, so I tried updating the drivers and even uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling with no luck.

I have had the card for about 1.5 years. Could my graphics card be dead??

Thanks for any and all input!
 

clintman02

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I should add too that under device manager there is that little exclamation point and it gives me an error code of 43, Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems.