Question GTX 980 Ti black screen only when running games

willstaff

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So recently my computer crashes when I start playing games, the screen goes black and my monitor displays no signal. With a headset in I can still hear and talk in discord, the computer makes a noise as if I have plugged in a USB. At idle, watching youtube videos, running a machine learning algorithm etc. there are no crashes, everything runs smoothly. When it does black screen the only option is to reset the pc manually. On games like rocket league it can take time for the black screen, it could be a few games worth. On something like Tarkov it will crash immediately when loading into a raid.

My PC specs are:

GPU: EVGA 980Ti SC 6GB (stock)
CPU: Ryzen 2600x on stock cooler (no OC)
Mobo: Asus ROG B450-f Gaming
RAM: Corsair LPX 2666Mhz (4x4)
PSU: Corsair VS 650w

I recently changed my PC case, the issues didn't happen before. But for at least two weeks it has run fine after that, I will try reseating everything. Temps look ok, GPU does get hot up to 83 degrees under heavy load, but always has, runs Furmark perfectly fine with no crashes.

Things I have tried:
  • Reset windows
  • DDU in safe mode to remove drivers and installed most recent nvidia ones
  • Ran furmark and intel CPU burn test fine
  • Removed unnecessary peripheral devices
  • Set RAM to none XMP profile
  • Set GPU fans to 100% when running tarkov
  • Checked event logs (no errors)
Any help would be appreciated, can't really test my card since my only other PC only has a 500w PSU (unless this is ok?) Had no other issues with crashes, only when I play games does it black screen.
 
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willstaff

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I have changed the power limit from 100% to 80% on Afterburner and have been able to run games. Tarkov ran for over 20 minutes without crashing, heaven benchmark also did around 30 minutes and didn't crash either. Does this suggest the card is unstable or not receiving enough power to hit 100%?
 

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