This topic has been covered a few times, but unfortunately, none of the other posts I have read on here have been able to help.
My new graphics card is crashing when I try and play a game. It will play for between 1 to 10 minutes. I have tried several games and the result is the same. The screen goes black, the sound jutters (it plays the same noise over and over again) and you can hear the fans in the computer going crazy. The only way to stop this is to switch it off by pressing and holding the power button.
my setup is:
Thurderbolt 850W PSU
I have tried everything I could find on the forum.
Changed the PCI slot for the GC
Updated GC and MB drivers
Ran a FurMark burn in bench mark test, other than giving me a very impressive score it did not freeze even with the GPU running at 100% for the 15mins and never got above 67degree C.
Logged the Temp using Techpowerup GPU-Z 0.6.6 while playing a game and no spikes.
Changed the RAM slots.
Disabled the sound controllers in the device manager.
Ran several passes of mem test without any problems.
Checked and rechecked the power supply. it is running direct to the card. There is no bridging or anything else.
The PSU and all the components on the comp are about 3 to 4 months old, except for the graphics card which is 3 days old.