Over the last few weeks my computer has been experiencing a new problem where, while playing games, my GPU activity will spike to 100% when there's no reason it should be so high. My computer then crashes, only to immediately reboot. I have a Sapphire 7850 and it has been working perfectly since I built my computer this summer. I have disk defragged and ccleaned, but I feel like with these GPU activity spikes the problem is definitely there.
For reference the games I've experienced crashes in are: TERA, League of Legends, and Skyrim. It happens with most frequency in TERA (every single time I launch it) and least frequency in Skyrim (often doesn't happen at all). Here is a link to my parts list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yAk5
The only thing I have changed recently is added a new HDD and I can't see why that would be an issue. I have dusted all my parts, rerouted cables I thought could be causing problems, updated drivers, everything I can think of. If you have any ideas on how to fix this problem, please let me know. I appreciate the help
I've never posted here before, so if I posted in the wrong forum or something, I'm sorry, just let me know.
I tried rolling back and that did not resolve the issue.
aicom I took this screen as a spike was happening: http://imgur.com/FIrhZVj
I'm not sure which core frequency is, I assume it is GPU clock? If so, then no it doesn't drop, it spikes. The activity was actually at 99%, but after I minimized it began to go back down.