Every time I play certain games (Far Cry 3 is the latest) the monitor goes black and my GFX card fan sounds like it's going to take off into space. I have checked temperatures and they are peaking at around 80-85 degrees.
I don't understand why this is happening... I can play games like BF3 on ultra forever with no problems, but Far Cry 3 (for example) runs between 5 - 60 minutes before overheating.
Latest drivers are installed.
XFX HD 6970 2GB GDDR5
Corsair 850W HX Modular PSU
Intel Core i5 2500K
I have changed the settings on Far Cry to Low 'everything', no AA and tried DX9 aswell.. Nothing I do fixes the issue.
Other games this happens with (that I have tested): Guild Wars 2 and Secret World.
As stated, I can't understand this at all. I can play some VERY demanding games (BF3) with everything on full and never have issues.
edit: honestly, im not overclocking everything i own to the edge because i am concerned about degradation. i think people are way over paranoid about such things and gpu and cpu dies last much longer than the components that support them. ie, it wont be the die that dies, it will be the caps.
i'll be straight with you, ive been overclocking everything i own for the last 15 years and ive never had anything die on me. not even once.