fr500 wrote:I forgot to add... I checked temps. CPU doesn't get over 65c in OCCT, GPU never goes beyond 70c...
I hate this... it's so much easier when stuff burns!! (but I'm broke now so I hope it won't)
Also... I game at 2560x1440, it's a bit too much for the card but I don't think that would be a reason for it to be crashing right?
CB5000 wrote:Inspect the motherboard and check for any obvious damage or damaged capacitors, and check for any slight bulging. For checking the PSU you would need a accurate multimeter and test to see if the voltage drops when the system is under load and to see if the voltage is within specs. Also if you know some one that has an oscilloscope you can check the AC ripple current to see if its still within specs.
puppetworx wrote:It sounds similar to what I experienced when my X25-M failed, sporadic lockups and crashes. The SMART data was fine but when I ran the Full Disk Scan in Intel SSD Toolbox the PC crashed at around 70%. You should definitely run that scan on your SSDs if you haven't already.
Arclight wrote:Since you mentioned you tried the video card in another rig and it crashed again due to the drivers i would suggest you read upon TDRs.
For troubleshooting try rolling back to an older driver version. If you don't remember which one was stable then try 295.73 and test using the GTX 570.
Note that you are not alone, there are a lot of people that are experiencing this problem it's just that the reasons why the TDRs happen vary a lot.
nvidia did not recognize it as being their issue, maybe the reference design works fine and it could be a problem caused by their partners. Personally i'd advise anyone to steer away from nvidia products for a generation or two until they fix their problems but it could also be a bias on my part, maybe the percentage of cards that are defective is not that big, it just seems big because nvidia sold more of them than AMD.
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