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Ok so I was playing civilization as I normally do and like always my computer gets a bit toasty. However, unlike other times it seems my GPU shut down and the fans stopped spinning. I tried the onboard graphics to check if it was the GPU and it worked. I switch the GPU over to my other PCI-E lane and now it works. Does this sound like the GPU turned itself off because of tempatures or does it sound like my PCI-E lane messed up?

I have never had this problem before. I guess this is a sign to get some compressed air and clean this dirty beast.
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I think you may have some issues related to the motherboard heating up too much. GPUs and CPUs have some form of thermal monitoring and can skip cycles to cool off if they get too hot. The chipset can't do that and if it overheats it can burn out. I don't know if after the rig cooled off that PCIe slot worked again and all is well, but in any case I'd recommend to look a bit closer at the cooling of the motherboard, leave some airflow for the NB heatsinks and better add an extra fan than risking to toast components.
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Try, setting the fans to 100%? And see if problem stops?
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Yeah I might look into getting some 80mm fans to cool the parts that might be getting hot. My boards heatsinks do get very hot while doing anything like gaming.
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