My computer died earlier today. I was watching some streamed video on one monitor and attempted to load up a video game on the other. As I was doing so, my monitor displayed some artifacting I've never seen before and promptly died. When I attempted to reboot, the computer simply wouldn't POST. Tested RAM first, shuffled the sticks around and finally got the computer to display, but now Windows couldn't boot.
Booted just fine without GPU's so I wiped the drivers with DDU and rebooted. I can run one of my monitors off of one of my GPU's with drivers, no problem. Yet when I install drivers, the computer will POST, but Windows will be unable to boot and will kick me to the recovery options screen.
Somewhat randomly, I will receive notifications of stop codes and will just have to wait until it manages to let me boot up in safe mode.
What's the deal here? Why can I use my GPU's and run my monitors off of their display ports with no drivers installed, but with drivers installed I cannot boot? I have tried rolling back to old drivers with no success.
Tested both cards individually in both ports, together without SLI, and together with SLI, and everything displays the same behavior. Could both of my GPU's have died at the exact same time? Is this behavior even consistent with dead GPU's in the first place? I'm pretty stumped here and any input would be very much appreciated.