Over the weekend I put a new PC together. Everything was fine until Wednesday afternoon, when I began seeing some video hardware issues.
An example of one is here:
I had examined the video card and noticed that one of the two PCI-E power connectors was a little loose - I rectified that, and stopped receiving the error - I figured we were all good.Source
Video hardware error
12/5/2012 4:08 PM
A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Files that help describe the problem
Extra information about the problem
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Well, later that night, I began to notice some graphical issues when playing WoW - some flashing vertical lines (almost like I could see the monitor refreshing), and also some rigid black lines would briefly flash on the screen - which leads me to think I may have damaged the video card while fixing the power connector, and if there was any way to be sure.
I'll drop a DXdiag in a pastebin in the (slim) hopes that this may not be hardware related, but I was wondering if there is anything else I can do before I replace it and wait 2-3 weeks.
Also, yes, I'm aware I'm running Catalyst 12.8 right now - I rolled back the drivers from 12.10 to 12.8 in a futile attempt to see if that would solve anything and just haven't went back yet.
Thanks so much.