Question Games crash when GPU usage gets too high? (Games freeze and crash in general after 2-10 minutes)

holmesc

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I'm wary that this may be a hardware problem (the GPU in this case) but i'm going to try all options.
My video games (not all, but many) have been crashing lately after 2-10 minutes, a likely pattern was GPU usage being high (which in itself shouldn't be an issue since they're designed to be used as long as they maintain reasonable temps).

Any game that causes excessive use of the GPU seems to find itself crashing to the desktop, I never once had a BSOD, all that crashes are the games.

I've stressed tested the cpu, memory, and gpu for a 10-15 minutes with OCCT software and no errors pop up.
I checked the temps and the fans and everything is fine (below 60 usually when under heavy use)


I've triple checked gpu drivers and windows 10 updates, all were up to date and verified. I've uninstalled, reinstalled, and even rolled back drivers to try and see if it was a new driver issue.
Heck I even updated the bios (I doubt that does anything) to the latest version.

I'm really out of options, if this is a hardware issue I wonder why it works so well during the 2-10 minute interval (that or it just runs well on a game that doesn't crash because of low GPU usage).

Note: Everything worked great for the two years I owned this rig. I only recently got this issue after either a hardware problem or one of the two software updates (windows 10 or nvidia drivers). Again I doubt it's nvidia since I rolled back and tried two different drivers.

Thanks for the assistance guys. This is really frustrating after coming home from work.

My specs are:
i7 6800 Cpu
1080ti Gpu
32 DDR4 Ram
2TB SSD
1TB HHD
Asus STRIX X99 Motherboard
 

holmesc

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Most important question. What is your power supply and how old is it?
EVGA SuperNOVA 750

Two years ago. Not that long.
No idea how to trouble shoot it if that's the issue though, and I thought if it was a power issue it'd crash my entire computer to begin with not just the game application.
 

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