My display suddenly goes off (monitor shows no signal) and the EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti's fan's RPM suddenly revvs up so much that it literally sounds like a hair dryer. After about 5-10secs, the PC reboots itself, coming back to the desktop with a BSOD notice saying PC shut down unexpectedly etc etc. And sometimes the cycle continues without the fan revving up.
This is the BSOD error:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 2057
Additional information about the problem:
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Files that help describe the problem:
Possible reasons according my understandings:
1). High temperatures? I am quite sure it has nothing to do with the temperatures as the CPUID HW monitor shows 'maximum' temps of about 75*C when playing games. Idles stays about 50*C. My computer casing is a SilverStone PS06B-W. Max GPU temp for this model according to geforce.com is 97*C.
2). Insufficient power? My Platinum-rated PSU (550W) should be able to support all these equipment. But your opinions are very much welcomed.
3). Bad drivers? My computer is after a clean reinstall (new windows, new everything). These symptoms were showing even before the clean reinstall. I use the latest GeForce drivers from the Nvidia website (v310.90). But occasionally, I do get a "Display driver has stopped responding and has recovered" error.
4). Bad hardware? This is my second 660Ti. After a few days these symptoms were showing, my previous card showed signs of hardware-level damage (there were red dots/lines all over the display even before the OS bootup). My current card is an RMAed one of that. I doub't I can score two bad cards in a row, but still, opinions welcome.