Question When i am play games the gpu usage spikes to 100 randomly and then my game crashes

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So i have am rtx 3060 ti ,ryzen 5 5600x,8x2 gigs of ram.
My drivers are also up to date.
I have tried may display opinion.
For watch dogs 2 i play the game and high settings with fps capped at 60 frames and gpu uaages sit at 40%-50% then the will crash and on msi afterburner i can see it spiked to 100%
 

King_V

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Hmm, not sure then... I can't say I'm familiar with that PSU, but this link suggests it's decent.

Three things I might suggest:
  • Re-check the PCIe connectors to the card (if it has any)
  • Remove and re-seat the card in the PCIe slot.
  • Clean-install the drivers:
    • Download DDU (display driver uninstaller
    • Download the latest drivers from AMD Nvidia (🤦‍♂️ my mistake, definitely Nvidia)
    • Use DDU to completely uninstall the drivers
    • Reboot
    • Immediately install the drivers from AMD Nvidia (🤦‍♂️ my mistake, definitely Nvidia).
 
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Run Msi Afterburner - or Precision X, if EVGA gpu - unlink the Power and Temperature Limit, and set the power limit to 70%. Remember to click the Apply button.
Play the game(s) again.
I did that got power limit set to 100 and temp set to 83
 
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Motherboard BIOS fully up to date?

What brand and model RAM and at what speed is it running?
I didnt update the bios as for ram i got :G.Skill F4-3200C16D-16GVKB Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3200MHz CL16 1.35V Black Desktop Memory
 

Phaaze88

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I did that got power limit set to 100 and temp set to 83
Yes, that's default setting, but I'm asking you to set the gpu's power limit to 70% and retest.
The power and temperature limits are normally linked, so if you try to drag the power limit down, the temperature limit will go down too - you don't actually want that, so that's why I said to unlink them.
There should be an icon next to them that lets you do that.
 
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Yes, that's default setting, but I'm asking you to set the gpu's power limit to 70% and retest.
The power and temperature limits are normally linked, so if you try to drag the power limit down, the temperature limit will go down too - you don't actually want that, so that's why I said to unlink them.
There should be an icon next to them that lets you do that.
The icon is a chain i changed my power limit to 70 i will test later. What should i put my temp limit to?
 
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Yes, that's default setting, but I'm asking you to set the gpu's power limit to 70% and retest.
The power and temperature limits are normally linked, so if you try to drag the power limit down, the temperature limit will go down too - you don't actually want that, so that's why I said to unlink them.
There should be an icon next to them that lets you do that.
It still crashed i have the power limit to 70
 
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Yes, that's default setting, but I'm asking you to set the gpu's power limit to 70% and retest.
The power and temperature limits are normally linked, so if you try to drag the power limit down, the temperature limit will go down too - you don't actually want that, so that's why I said to unlink them.
There should be an icon next to them that lets you do that.
It still crashed i have the power limit to 70
 

Phaaze88

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So it's a crash to desktop, and not shutting off nor BSOD.
I'd start looking at drivers/software then.

You are updating motherboard and gpu drivers manually, and not using some 3rd party app, like the infamous Driver Booster/Easy, right?

This is not a cracked version of the game?

IF the game's launcher has the option, are you able to verify that the game doesn't have any missing files?

Windows: IF the C drive was carried over from an older build, was Windows clean installed? [In other words, the OS ISO was installed on a pendrive, the old drive was formatted, and you then booted off the pendrive to install Windows back on.]
 

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