I was wondering if any one has any idea what this could be caused by. Ok, so I will give you the background story first because it is key to the issue. I had a EVGA GTX 580 that I used for a year and a half, no problems. Then this May I bought a GTX 680. It would get random crashes in BF3. I RMA'd it and got a new one back. It also crashed but at a lower rate.
I figured it was a driver issue and waited until a new version. I updated my drivers a few weeks later, and the crashes were completely gone for 2 weeks. Then they started happening again, and now would happen as soon as I would start my game. It would just say different error codes and "getdevice removed reason" stuff like that. I wondered what would cause this, and I just kept playing through with it thinking it was defective and I would call back soon. It then started getting stuttering in games which just frustrated me more, and even on low graphics at 1920x1080 was only getting 70 frames average.
After a week it started to frustrate me, so I finally switched to my old 580 and put my 680 in a box to get ready to RMA. Problem is, my 580 is crashing at a higher rate than my 680 did. I moved to old drivers, no luck. Is this anything to do with a bad power supply? I have a 1200 watt, but maybe it is starting to burn out? I am only getting display driver crashes, no restarts. Or is this possibly something with the motherboard going bad?
The 580 uses more watts than a 680, and it was mainly crashing on the startup of the game. So my main thought it possible faulty power supply, but I really have no idea. Just seeing if anyone else has any thoughts before I start switching out my computer.