'' it would run really slow with frames dropping from 60 fps to 10 fps'' I guess any thermal throttling could do this [CPU/ gpu/ even a psu can heat up and fail to deviver stable power ? ]
looks like you got a nice build with solid hardware
then if you use that malware called windows 10 no telling whats going on there ? it may of behind your back tried to install a driver and got things crossed up and corrupted in some way . google that and see where guys install a driver and 10 changes your mind , it does as it wants not as you want , remember win 10 is not a OS its a ''cloud based service''
'' and it would sometimes lose signal to the monitor. ''
well if you google that around on 900 series you may see that can be a issue with them to be honest I started with driver 355.82 and all was great but when I updated the driver to seems like 372.xx that's when my issues started , sad thing is falling back don't resolve - my 2ed hard drive with win 7 that I did not upgrade the driver from 355 still has -0- issues [go figure ]
so I assume what ever the lateter driver changed in the 1st hard drive win-7 don't repair or change back the card also works with out issue under my Linux drives as well ..
now you should monitor the system when in a game your experiencing this and it may be nessary to try / test that card in another compatible computer to try to see if its the card at fault of something else in your system so if the card does the same look at the card if the card seems to be all fine and dandy then look at some reason in your build ..
this is not just a evga issue but 900 series in general [seemed like gigabytes cards got a lot of that loose signal deal]
maybe look at some of this to use to test and review [I use a 980ti hybrid as well ]
the hybrid is a 275w +/- power limit card when maxed at full load a bench like firestrike should get it there http://imgur.com/OKoBc7M
may look at the psu stable voltages ? http://imgur.com/AvRnRgU
Voltage RailToleranceMinimum VoltageMaximum Voltage+3.3VDC± 5%+3.135 VDC+3.465 VDC+5VDC± 5%+4.750 VDC+5.250 VDC+5VSB± 5%+4.750 VDC+5.250 VDC-5VDC (if used)± 10%-4.500 VDC-5.500 VDC+12VDC± 5%+11.400 VDC+12.600 VDC-12VDC± 10%-10.800 VDC- 13.200 VDC
firestrike stress test ? http://imgur.com/BualSW7
then something lite like GPU-Z for background monitoring
my hybrid 980 ti running valley bench and gpu-z render test at the same times 3ed loop result http://imgur.com/CpI1F2t
thing is in the end if you cant draw a conclusion don't let your RMA / return / refund time run out . for me its test as best I can - if not resolved or feel satisfied = return/ rma most store like newegg just gives 30 days unless other wise listed
another thing is I seen at other forums where guys had to rma there skylake cpu's back to intel after they replaced everything else with no resolve and that resolved [bad run of chips ??? ]
post edited by Dr.Death - 2017/08/27 06:01:45