RedCubaA99Charlie: I'm sorry to hear that you are having similar trouble. I am able to game if I throttle to 80% power target. Maybe give that a try. As for my own situation, I just finished transplanting the card into my friends computer. Set max for power target, voltage and fan speed. Time Spy continues to crash within the first 20 seconds. Only after I set power target of 80% did 3dMark complete with a score in the 8000 range. I will continue to tinker with this card, but it seems it's time to consider an RMA. Thanks again everyone for their input.
Cool GTXlooks like RMA Time Could be a part on the PCB .. but If you like to work on your cards ... removing cooler ... You are allowed to replace the TIM & thermal pads on a EVGA GPU and Not Void your warranty --> unless you cause physical damage tot he card I'm guessing your Temps go much higher when you run over 80% power
RedCubaGood news here! The issue was almost certainly the thermal paste!I cleaned the block and die with 99% isopropyl. A soft toothbrush helped with the excess paste around the die. I applied a dab of Noctua NT-H2 to the GPU, and used the edge of a credit card to pre-smooth it into a flat surface.So far, Time Spy@3440 has completed 1 pass at stock factory settings, and 1 pass with max set for fan, volts, and power target(128%).CoD-Warzone@3440 runs great now with not so much as a hiccup, and I am not throttling the card at all.I will continue to test throughout the weekend before I cancel my RMA, but so far I believe it is performing as intended!Thanks again, Cool GTX, for the advice to remove the cooler!