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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-07-2017, 06:55 PM - Thread Starter
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Hey guys. My rig is 1.5 years old. Specs are in my flair but anyway its: i7 5820K
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MSI Gaming X99 7S board
Playing Battlefield 1 today on ultra settings, performance is fine, great frame rates. GPU is loud as heck per usual. I get into a match and about 1-2 minutes into it, my monitor goes black and my GPU fans go back down to low speed instantly. My computer is still on but seems to be rebooting after this black out. But my monitor is not detecting signal from GPU. I unplug my monitor, plug in my PS4 to the monitor, shows that fine. So its not my cable or monitor.
Pressing Hard reset button on the front of my case does not get any video back on monitor. Only if I press the power ( set to start normal healthy shut down), and then turn it back on from 100% cold, then I get video back. Works fine unless I run Battlefield 1 for about 1-2 minutes. I have owned Battlefield 1 for a week now and this is only happening today.
When running demanding games, my GPU can get up to 90C very easily, 100% usage. It's 52c right now on 0% load watching you tube lol. I googled this and apparently a lot of other people with the visiontek R9 290x 4GB have the same insane temps but many people say it keeps working ( at that moment at least). My initial guess is that maybe my GPU is dying and over heating from Battlefield 1 but I don't currently own any other games as demanding as BF1 to test if its temps. Are there Any free programs out there that can run stress test on my GPU to see if its an overheating issue? At the same time I don't want to completely kill my GPU with a stress test because I need my computer for work related non gaming stuff over the next two days and It works fine unless I play a demanding game. I tried some less demanding games like Killing floor 2 which makes my gpu only go to 68c and it does not black out. only under stress
I am not worried though because I have 3 year repairs plan with microcenter for all components that came with my system so worst case Ill drop it off and hopefully they can swap out the card for something new. but then my desktop is out of commision for 48 hours.

UPDATE: I ran Valley Benchmark at "Ultra HD" preset and and it happened again. Crapped out and screen went black again. Got to 85-90 c and went black after like 30 seconds into benchmark. second time it went about a minute into benchmark before blacking out and computer starting rebooting. was getting 75-80 fps though :"D

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-08-2017, 01:42 AM
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What is your current case cooling setup?

You could try removing a side panel from your case and setting up a fan to blow into it. If the problem goes away that you know that you need better case cooling.

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Could also be a power supply issue under load. Might want to remove video card and clean out dust from fan and heatsink. The cover on reference 290x is like 6 or. 4 small screws and a plastic cover.

Good luck!

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While I'm inclined to think your on the right track, that the GPU is overheating or it's a faulty PSU- is there any chance it could be a driver issue? If you recently updated I might try rolling back to see if there's any change.

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