I am not sure if this is the correct forum for this post, but my issue does deal largely with my graphics card. If so I apologize in advance and ask to be directed to the correct forum.
I have searched the boards for similar issues and I have tried their approaches but it has not resolved my issue.
I am experiencing issues with my ASUS graphics card. Whenever I am playing a videogame or doing something that is graphics intensive, my display freezes and I either have to reboot my machine or sometimes the display unfreezes and I am allowed to resume my activities.
I originally had graphics driver 295.73, but I upgraded to version 296.10 when it came out.
I still had the same issue when I upgraded my driver so I rolled back to version 295.73. I kept bouncing back and forth between the two drivers and I even tried going into safe mode to install the drivers.
Twice while I was using AutoCAD and playing a videogame, the display became distorted and showed pixelated colors.
I installed the 301.24 driver when it came out on May 22nd, but the problem occurred again while I was playing a game and while I was in AutoCAD.
In the rare instances that my display froze and unfroze, I received a windows notification from the windows event log stating that my driver 295.73, 296.10, or 301.24 failed.
I have performed numerous diagnostics and stress tests using Ultimate Boot CD.
My memory tests have checked out fine and so have my hdd and ssd tests. The only thing that sticks out is that my southbridge temperature, my CPUTIN according to HWMonitor, is at a constant 60°. It never changes or fluctuates.
Speedfan shows my CPUTIN temps as -60°. Nevertheless, I used Speedfan in conjunction with my BIOS settings to optimize fan speeds to see if this will resolve the issue or if my GPU was overheating.
I checked the forums and most people state that they have remedied this issue by giving their internals a thorough cleaning. I have done so three times and reseated everything onto my board while making sure that I was grounded. Others have resorted to initiating an RMA.
I am still within ASUS’s 3 year warranty. Should I do the same?
Sys Hardware: Board: asus p8z68-v gen 3 CPU: intel i5-2500k CPU Cooler: noctua nh-d14 SSD: 120GB crucial m4-ct128m4ssd2 HDD: western digital caviar blue 500gb @ 7200 rpm Vid Card: asus engtx560 ti dc2 top/2di/1 Memory: g.skill sniper 4gb x2 ddr3 1600, pc3 12800 PSU: corsair hx 850w
Sys Idle Temps:
Later on in the day, I will play a game in windowed mode and use AutoCAD in a separate session to obtain the load temperatures.
Not sure if the process is the same at ASUS....at EVGA I got a graphics card diagnostic program from them. I ran it for an hour and got not one single error. I was positive my graphics card was what was causing my issues. About a month later the card finally went. I ran the same diagnostics program and got 5 million errors in about three minutes. After reporting that to tech support they RMA'd the card immeadiately. I hope that ASUS can do something similar for you.
Can you recommend any apps where I can view the GPU's in game temperatures?
Like an ingame overlay?
Hi, HWMonitor (which you already have) displays a current, minimum and maximum temperature for your graphics card, I would suggest leaving HWMonitor running whilst you play a game, then check the maximum temperature in HWMonitor, alternatively MSI afterburner and FRAPS both have the ability to display an overlay (which can include a current temp reading). Both are free programs.