I got my new RTX 2080 Ti XC Ultra this Thursday. Replaced my good ol' EVGA GTX 1070 that served me wonderfully for a few years now. Never had a single problem with it, so I went with EVGA yet again for my upgrade.
Anyway, everything went smoothly with the installation. DDU'd the old drivers, installed the new card, clean installed drivers on boot.
The card was working with no problem at all for 3-4 days. No artifacts, no hiccups, everything was smooth sailing. Yesterday, however, it suddenly crashed on me out of nowhere while I was playing Titanfall 2. The screen suddenly went black, and I could hear the GPU's fans going ham in the case. I could still hear the game audio and everything, so I figured only the GPU stopped and not the entire system.
Thinking it was simply overheating, I let my system cool down for 20 minutes and then booted it again. This time I ran GPU-Z and logged the sensor data to a file. Started TF2 again, but this time the GPU crashed almost immediately after loading in. However, when I checked the log file, I saw the temperature never even went above 70 (max 67).
I tried again, this time with a different game (Watchdogs) to see if this had to do with the game. Once again, a minute or two in and bam, crash. The third test with a different game (Satisfactory) also yielded the same result. At no point did the GPU temp went over 70.
Looking at the new log file, I noticed something: the TDP jumps to over 90% immediately when the game starts, and stays there, getting very close to 100%. I don't quite know what this value means but some quick reading on Google told me that this is the "safe" margin of the card's power. Could this be the cause, the TDP value hitting 100%? Or am I not looking at the right thing?
My system specs:
- CPU: i7 6700K
- PSU: Corsair RM850x (850w)
- MB: Gigabyte H270 Gaming 3
- RAM: 4x8GB (32GB) G.Skill Trident Z RGB
- AOC AGON AG271QG4 (27' 1440p 144hz) (Primary - I run my games on this one)
- LG 27UD68 (27' 4K 60hz)
- OS: Windows 10 64bit
- Driver: 419.35
None of the parts are overclocked at all (unless they came OC'd out of the box).
I should mention that I have been using all these parts for years now, except for the PSU which is fairly new. None of them has ever caused me any trouble and everything ran perfectly fine with my old 1070. I really doubt any of them are failing, though perhaps the new PSU is the problem if it's a power issue? Not sure.
The GPU has two different dedicated power cords from my PSU (not two on a bridged cable, but two separate cables), by the way.
Things I tried:
- DDU in safe mode and Clean Installation
- Clean boot
- Debug Mode in the Nvidia control panel
- Try with G-Sync on and off (my AOC monitor is supposedly G-Sync compatible and worked well with my 1070)
- Swearing and hitting the case a few times (not really )
I therefore address you, o' all knowing people of the EVGA forums, and ask for your help. What can I do to solve this? Is the card faulty? Did I do something wrong? Maybe both?
Kind regards and thanks for reading,
post edited by Opalium - 2019/03/10 08:55:44