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I see. Could be a card-related isolated issue though. tongue.gif Call (or email) whoever's in charge of RMA and ask whether it can be RMA'd for or if it's not a big problem
I am worried that the temps can spike up and then overheat suddenly thus BSOD or shutdown instantly

Fortunately, this almost never happens CPU or GPU wise, overall I'm proud on the stability of my system as it almost never blue screens or locks up during gaming.

Also RMA is out of the question as I'm outside the U.S. and all GPU warranties are void where I'm at. Rendering the warranty or RMA service useless for me.
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Ok just got back from further testing, and yeah it happened again even with AB turned off. But custom clocks/fan speed still going.

Anyone else have an idea?
I was doubtful too, but hoping AB would be the issue.
If all your graphs are showing steady fan speeds during these failures, then it's fair to assume your software working properly. The orders are being given, but not being received, so to speak.

I'd start by replacing the wire from the fan to the GPU, since that's the cheapest and most hopeful solution. Overall, it does sound like intermittent power failures to the fan.
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Well it seems sliding the power slider on afterburner from %0 to %20+ fixed it. I've been playing all morning with the power slider turned on and surprisingly only happened once. Still a solid 5 hours at least and only once did the fan turn off and turn back on again.

So i'm guessing it's power related. Where I live is known for having random power outages and weak power surges. I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it.

And I'm running a UPS backup as a power surge with battery protection.
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