Trying to narrow down a video problem... need a second opinion
I am having a computer problem that I want a second opinion on. I was innocently playing WoW, and all of a sudden my display starts artifacting. I CTD, then glance down at the status bar. It said my driver stopped working... then restarted. So I try to play again... and the exact same thing happens.
So I uninstall and reinstall my video drivers... and it does it still. So I remove and reinstall DirectX 9.0c and 10... still the same problem. So I power off completely... during boot I notice there are now green artifacts (vertical lines) on my mobo boot logo and blue dots before my graphics card initializes Direct3D.
So, in a last act of desperation I format my PC and reinstall Windows Vista 64 (I was at Windows 7 x64). The problem still occurs on boot (obviously...) and I can't even get DirectX to initalize properly in the OS. I can still crank my resolution up to my monitors native level, so my card is at least partially working.
Have I completely and totally proven that it is a hardware problem or is there something else I can try?
Thanks in advance!