What are the possible symptoms of a failed video card?

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  1. Software Causes — Occur after Windows load
    1. With One Application: troubleshoot the program with the program publisher
    2. With Multiple Applications: bad driver versus bad hardware
      1. Update Chipset driver, Uninstall then Install latest video driver
      2. If 1 does not resolve the issue, replace the card
  2. Hardware Causes —
    1. Prior to Windows Load – replace the card
    2. Overclocking of GPU (can take weeks or months to show up)
    3. Overheating of GPU (possible fan failure)
    4. Video RAM failure
    5. PCI-e slot failure

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