Probably a bad GPU

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Hey, I've had this problem for maybe 2 years or something, I used to have an AMD Athlon x2 250 and a shitty mobo with the integrated graphics. I was broke and wanted to upgrade my pc so I got a new GPU, the RX460 2gb. I used to have the " display driver stopped responding and has recovered " every time I tried to play a game. I finally upgraded to an ASRock A320m-dogs and a zen 3 1200 also I got windows 10 now. After upgrading my specs and going to windows 10 I don't have this problem anymore BUT sometimes I have stuttered and I think that my GPU still has the problem but windows 10 are better at handling crashes or something, I don't know. Also the lights at my house flicker sometimes and if a lot of devices ( like the washing machine ) are working the lights reduce their brightness. ( u know what I mean ) Could this damage my pc? Also, should I be concerned about those stutters ? also what should do to protect my pc ?
 

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Yes power sags can cause issues with computers, up to killing motherboards/video cards/PSUs, etc.... Stutters could be just slowness, depends on what you are running and at what settings. You may want to buy a UPS to run the computer off.
 

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I thought that it was slowness but I re-installed windows a few days ago and it still happens when I'm playing league of legends ( its a really easy to run game, should never stutter ) youtube and adobe premiere.
 

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Not with power issues in the house, you need a UPS if you want to do your best to prevent damage to the system. A high quality power supply will also help, but you need end to end protection for best solution. Contact the power company and see why you are getting sags.
 

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Well there was a thunderstorm where I live and the power was out for a day, we called the power company for the problem and they send some guys to fix it, looks like some cables were in really bad shapes and I'm lucky that I still have a house. I think the problem is gone now.
 

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