Question Have a rotten feeling my graphics card is on its way out

Gouldlinger

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For the last week or so I have been getting a freeze and a sound-making a brrrrr noise until I have to restart or wait it out and hope it recovers. I have done a recent clean install of the Nvidia drivers. Hard drives are healthy. I have 32gigs of ram that is doing just fine.

In the reliability log I have the following if you can make any sense of this or point me in the generally right direction:

Description
A problem with your hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
Code: 141
Parameter 1: ffff9d06190bf460
Parameter 2: fffff802208fa0d8
Parameter 3: 0
Parameter 4: 2d8
OS version: 10_0_19041
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1
OS Version: 10.0.19041.2.0.0.768.101
Locale ID: 1033

Before this, I have had a problem with gaming input redistribution constantly freezing my computer until I would have to restart it and the only thing that finally fixed that was updating to the graphics drivers. I even updated my bios which I probably didn't even need to do in the end.

My GPU is an MSI GeForce GTX 970 GAMING Twin Frozr V 4GB GDDR5 which I brought back in 2016.

Is it time to get the spade out and start digging a hole for it? :(

Edit: I have just stress-tested my GPU and it reached 92 Degrees. Checked for any dust and found non in the heat sink or fans.
 
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Ralston18

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Before doing anything back up all data and verify that the data is both recoverable and readable.

Noise could be a hard drive problem if there is, indeed, a hard drive installed. However, any system failure could lead to data loss so be prepared beforehand.

Update your post to include full hardware specs and OS information.

Include PSU: make, model, wattage, age (4 years?), condition.

Take another look in Reliability History for other error codes and patterns. Especially any error codes that you can associate with the noise.

Power down, unplug, open the case.

Clean out dust and debris. Inspect all fans, and check for loose screws.

Reseat all cards, cables, RAM, and jumpers. Ensure that all are fully and firmly in place.
 

Gouldlinger

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Have Created a backup on my E: Drive.

PSU: Corsair VS Series 650 Watt (Installed on 19/05/2018)
Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit (10.0, Build 19041) (19041.vb_release.191206-1406)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H170-HD3 DDR3 Socket 1151 VGA DVI-D HDMI 7.1 Channel Audio ATX
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.5GHz
Memory: 2x Corsair 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600MHz Vengeance Pro Kit - Blue
DirectX Version: DirectX 12
Graphics card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 GAMING Twin Frozr V 4GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E
Storage: Samsung SSD 750 EVO 250GB<(My C: Drive), WD 1TB Caviar Black Hard Drive - 3.5" SATA-III - 64MB Cache<(My E: Drive), WD Black 2TB 3.5" SATA Desktop Hard Drive<(My G: Drive)

The only other slight different Reliability log was this below:

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
Code: 141
Parameter 1: ffff9106247af460
Parameter 2: fffff8046b11a0d8
Parameter 3: 0
Parameter 4: 1aec
OS version: 10_0_19041
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1
OS Version: 10.0.19041.2.0.0.768.101
Locale ID: 1033

I have already taken the time to power down and open up my tower to find next to no dust in there and the cables are nice and tight like they should be. Screws are also nice and tight.

I have also taken out and reseated my Ram and Graphics card.

Also deleted all Nvidea files and cleaned them off my computer and reinstalled the correct ones again off the Nvidia.

What I have found from running a check on my hard drives is the C: and E: are healthy but my G: Drive appears to have a problem that requires repairing.

I have run a scan and repair on the G: drive and it now says the drive was successfully repaired and the drive is ready to use. This possibly could be the solution to my problem. I will have to wait and see.
 
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