Hey all! I'm having some issues with my graphics card but only when playing certain games and could use some help. I run a stream on Twitch pretty much whenever I play video games and I very rarely have any issues with my hardware while I'm streaming. Recently I've streamed Dota 2 for practically countless hours, Wolf Among Us, Walking Dead, Spec Ops - The Line, South Park - Stick of Truth... the list goes on. Zero issues.
However, sometimes when I play Hearthstone and just now State of Decay, my monitors will randomly standby without notice and then come back on rendering a solid color. Sometimes it's green, sometimes it's pink, these past couple times in State of Decay it's been dark blue or light blue. Note that these are not your standard BSOD's, there's no text and no cursor just the solid color rendering. After this happens I have to hard reset my machine in order for it to get back to normal. This has never happened by itself without a game running, or when watching streaming videos from YouTube or Twitch.
I've looked around and it doesn't seem like an uncommon issue, there are some threads suggesting that the card is malfunctioning itself, others say it's an overheating issue, or a drivers issue, etc... At first I thought it was a drivers issue, so I updated to the latest drivers and Hearthstone hasn't given me much of a problem but then again I haven't been playing it really. Now that I started playing State of Decay, I can almost guarantee it will happen between 5-15 minutes of gameplay. So I started thinking it was an overheating issue, I loaded up Precision X while streaming so I could get a read on what happens and maybe even capture some video footage before the PC hard locks. Here's a screen of Nvidia Precision X about 5 seconds before it crashed the last time:
It's clocked at a standard GPU clock for the 570 series, and the voltage is at default. Here it looks like the fan is trying really hard to keep the GPU cool, but still it's only at 68 degrees celsius. I don't think that's very high for a GPU, I've seen some go to the mid 80s without trouble, so I really don't think it's an overheating issue anymore. So now I'm just sort of stumped and I'm starting to think it's an GTX 570 defect. I was just curious if anyone from PA has had any trouble like this with these cards and has fixed it. I'd really appreciate the help.
Here are my specs just in case:
Windows 7 64-bit OS
Gigabyte GA-X58-USB3 Motherboard
Intel i7 930 2.6GHz Overclocked to 2.8 GHz CPU
EVGA nVidia Geforce 570GTX 2gb GPU
12GB of G.Skill 1600mhz RipJaws RAM
Avermedia Live Gamer HD Capture Card
Creative SB X-Fi Sound card
Hitachi 2TB 7200RPM HDD
Rosewill 950Watt PSU
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