So here's what's going on, whenever I load up a game I'll be able to play for a ~10 minutes minimum and then my 2 screens (only 1 displaying game) will go black (or sometimes orange-yellow vertical stripes) and the audio will spitz out a couple seconds later.
If I've been playing a less graphics intensive game, I'll get quite a bit more time before the freeze happens.
The freeze requires me to force restart my pc and subsequent crashes happen a lot quicker; feels like a heat issue.
CPU temps quickly rise to 50°C(122F) (from 40) under load but rarely go above 65°C (150F)
Was working fine before I went on holiday, starting freezing when I came back. No updates were done beforehand.
Even though symptoms seem to point to the GPU, when troubleshooting always monitor all temps, so check your CPU and motherboard (PCH) temps as well.
Which PSU do you have? a low quality PSU/old PSU could be the culprit here, when your GPU requires more power your PSU might be failing to provide it thus causing your problem. Check your PSU voltages.
Okay, so latest test: cpu hit 80 degrees Celsius everything else was normal. And there it crashed.
Think I may have fried something, not turning on anymore, not even the initial loads. Will leave it to cool for a while.