Question PC freezing while at gaming

MyLittleFella

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Hello everyone... So, over the last few weeks my PC has been feezing everytime a play some games. Grid 2019, BF5, Dirt 4, Dirt Rally 2.0, well... So I decided to run P95 with FurMark and without FurMark.

Results:
Without Furmark everything is ok... With Furmark the PC will freeze just like anygame. (The only ones that don't freeze are league of legends and CS:GO)

Conclusion: GPU temps high... My GTX 1080 TURBO OC II from Gigabyte was under 86ºC when the pc has frozen and low framerates and clock (1400 almost 1300 Mhz).

Decision: I opened the GPU to clean it up and the thermalpads were kinda full of dark dust. I'm getting new ones tomorrow. Right now I'm usung iGPU.

So, what happened here? Is the gpu dying? or is the PSU that is causing it?


My pc:
CPU: Intel Core i7 7700k @ 4.2 GHz Stock; Mobo: Asus TUF Z270 MARK 2; RAM: HyperX Fury 1x16GB DDR4 @ 2400MHz; GPU: GTX 1080 - GIGABYTE TURBO OC; Case: pcyes Polar Bear; Storage: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB + Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache; Cooling: Deepcool 240T; PSU: CX750M 2015
 
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Several common causes of freezes
  1. Overheating
  2. Driver Corruption or Errors
  3. Software Errors
  4. Computer Viruses
So, you tried everything you can think of, but your computer keeps freezing? Consider talking to qualified professionals
 

Phaaze88

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1)Is this your card? https://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/189296/gigabyte-gtx1080-8192-161006
The default thermal limit for this card is low, at 83C, so it is thermal throttling if you're normally seeing temps of 86C.

2)What kind of cpu temps are you seeing?

3)Black dust? Not sure.
Do you like to burn incense/candles? Smoking perhaps?
When's the last time you dusted inside the PC?

4)Done any antivirus/malware scans lately? This one's pretty good at finding things that tend to get past AV programs: https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/
 

MyLittleFella

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1)Is this your card? https://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/189296/gigabyte-gtx1080-8192-161006
The default thermal limit for this card is low, at 83C, so it is thermal throttling if you're normally seeing temps of 86C.

2)What kind of cpu temps are you seeing?

3)Black dust? Not sure.
Do you like to burn incense/candles? Smoking perhaps?
When's the last time you dusted inside the PC?

4)Done any antivirus/malware scans lately? This one's pretty good at finding things that tend to get past AV programs: https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/
  1. Yes
  2. 60ºC tops
3)I dont smoke. Its been a while since I last cleaned it.
4) I have Eset Smart Security lincese for 2 years.
 

Phaaze88

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1)Gpu is thermal throttling, but that normally shouldn't be causing the crashing; just fps should tank.

2)Clean out your PC more often. Get a compressed air can and blow the dust buildup out of the power supply too.

3)Crashes appear to only happen in gpu heavy games. If you had a gpu before this one, did you use Display Driver Uninstaller to properly remove the old driver and then install the latest?

4)Run Adwcleaner from the link I provided earlier anyway. AVs aren't solid walls.

5)You only have a single ram config. This hurts performance in cpu heavy scenarios.
 

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