A few days ago as I was playing some games my computer suddenly crashed and screen went black and it started smelling like something was burned. I opened my pc and arrived at the conclusion that its because of my gpu since it smelled burned and everything else was working just fine without it. I haven't tried putting it back on the motherboard because I am afraid that it might ruin the system which thankfully it didn't happen before.
I've opened it to an extent but did not see anything burned but I didn't reach to the core since I couldn't get the cooling parts off.
So I want to ask if there's any way that I can check if it still works to eliminate the slight possibility of it still being alive. Any other ideas on the matter would also be appreciated.