Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 970 dying? Or software?

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  1. Ryankirsch13

    Ryankirsch13 Limp Gawd

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    Hello all, I will have to update as I go along troubleshooting I just want to get a good idea of what may be going on. I've been house sitting for my aunt who got a new Samsung UHD TV. It displays 3820x2160 @ 60 hz over HDMI. So far (about a week) it has been glorious. Playing GTA V, Lego, Dying light.. It's making me want a UHD TV too.. until.. last night I flipped on the computer, watched some netflix.. then went to open Dying Light. When the game opened into full screen in 3820x2160, the left half of the TV was rendering blue dots all over, and flickering oddly, sometimes a greenish flicker. So first thing I did was bump down the res to 2560x1440 which is what I have always played on. Now it isn't only dying light, I tried 2 other games that were set at 2160p and they did the same. However, 1440p appears fine but I have not fired up the game past the start menu just yet. Any thoughts on what may be going on or a direction to go? Temps look fine and no crashing or anything. I'll have to report back with my current driver. I believe it was the driver right after battlefront came out.
     
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    Quite possibly the fault of loose HDMI cables I guess? Will troubleshoot and report
     
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    could also try a different power supply as a last resort
     
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    Turns out it was the HDMI cable being not properly seated. Didn't think it could cause that to happen. Maybe because HDMI isn't exactly designed for such high amounts of data. (60 hz @ 3820x2160)
     
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    update: it appears as though it isn't just the cable causing it. Possibly GPU driver, or software. Doesn't appear to happen specifically when under load, only when rendering a full screen game in 3840x2160, If rendering in windowed mode the issue goes away. Again, the problem is blue dots rendering on the left half of the screen, sometimes flashing green. Does not occur playing in 1440p for extended periods. Connected via HDMI which was effective 3840x2160 @ 60hz. Any ideas anyone?
     
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    A couple of other things to check. Is there any scaling applied? Is there another monitor plugged in as well? I've had really weird artifacts when I've had my card plugged into a monitor with no scaling, then a TV via HDMI with some overscan. It looked like tearing only worse, and with little pixely chunks flickering here and there. As soon as I unplugged one or the other, it would go away completely.