First of all, thank you guys so much for all the responses! I was out with my friends today and am finally home.
I have borrowed a friends 780 and am currently running DOS2 for more than 60 minutes (the game that I couldn't run for more than 30 sec). Which is very good news when it comes to finding the cause of this issue, but no so good news if my gpu is actually dying
. The 980 draws roughly the same amount of power (250 W according to Nvidia), which makes a pretty decent test imo.
Will edit this post with some answers to your guys questions.
Originally Posted by EvoBeardy
I've heard that Windows not being in Performance Mode has caused similar issues in the Past, oddly enough. Otherwise, flashing your Mobo BIOS to a newer one, checking for any Win10 updates that were installed prior to your issue arising that could be the culprit, trying a test fresh Windows on a separate Partition are the only other things I can think of, less trying to flash your 980Ti BIOS with a lower clocked one, as it could be a C-State/P-State issue when it goes into 3D clocks?
I'd test the 980Ti in another rig with a newer and good PSU and go from there.
Windows is running in performance mode. The MOBO has the second to last bios. No Win10 updates where installed close to when this issue started. I am considering testing the 980Ti in my second rig, but am a bit worried that if it's dying, I might take some other components with it. The AX860 is 6 years old and the G450M is 3 years old.
One thing I forgot to mention in my first post was that my 980Ti has a bios with a unlocked power limit that Mr-Dark (a user on this forum) made for me. I have been using it since shortly after I bought this card. I have not flashed it back to the stock bios. That would only help if this isn't a hardware level failure, which it does kind of starting to look like it is.
Originally Posted by looniam
i'd try swapping x16 slots if not at least reseating the card. at least eliminates the mobo slot being an issue.
I have thought of the same test as well. Have not done it though. I did however reseat the GPU, but forgot to tell you guys in my first post.
Originally Posted by shilka
Unless the AX860 Wijkert
has is broken its not the problem here its not bad nor too small. Also note that in the OP it was said that a second PSU was tried and tested with no fix to the problem so i dont see how this is a PSU problem and it sounds more like its either the GPU or the motherboard
Because of how the 780 is performing I strongly suspect the 980Ti. The motherboard would be my second suspect as well.
Originally Posted by wingman99
Are lights surging in the home when you have a problem? Could be a power surge from the outlet.
No weird issues with the power in my house. At least not as far as I can tell. Have never seen such symptoms to be honest
Originally Posted by Serious_Don
This IS an Asus board (m4a99 pro r2) but I don't think it has their over current protection, at least its not something i can find in the bios.
It should be under the "Monitor" tab.