For a few months now, my GPU has been acting up. At this point, every time I play a game for more than 15 minutes at a time, my computer will lock up, the screen will go black, without warning. The display will reappear, frame-rate much more choppy than before. Tabbing out, I can see the Nvidia control panel alerting me that there's been a kernel crash, and that it recovered.
I've tried everything. Using older drivers, using newer drivers, clean installing. For a while, a clean install of the drivers worked. It fixed my issues for about a month before they resumed. I tried the same solution again, to no avail. At this point, I tried underclocking to see if that would work. Maybe it was overheating? Nope. Same issue. Open a game and play it for more than 10 minutes, and the display would crash.
I've stress-tested before to see what I would get, and surprisingly, the GPU would not give way. Although temperatures were running high, the kernel crash wouldn't occur.
I'm hoping this isn't a hardware issue, but at this point, it might just be. I think I've tried just about every solution, and nothing's been a permanent fix. Has anybody had this issue before? Any advice or suggestions?
well the only thing i could suggest is having more ingame info have you download HWINFO? with msi afterburner and used the msi onscreen display? show all of your video card info while your playing a game and see the load temp gpu usage etc. to see if its a hardware issue something should go all crazy.
also you can try simple things like cleaning out your gpu making sure there isnt any serious amount of clogs of dust at idle its not a problem but during load it can cause problems.
sometimes this occurs if you downloaded a new program can you roll back your windows to the month it had no problems and see if that works?