Possible overclocking or bad graphics card?

  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro

    Possible overclocking or bad graphics card?

    Within the past week, my PC started cutting off during one specific game. It initially started immediately after the game loaded, but now it happens randomly during the duration of the game, sometimes once, sometimes twice, sometimes never.

    Things that don't make sense to me:
    This occurs only during the game, which leads me to believe it's an overclocking issue or bad graphics card, but:

    I've ran the same game on the same PC for over a year now with no similar issues until recently

    There has been no significant changes to the game or to my PC

    I have overclocked before and the PC rebooted to a screen telling me it had overclocked, it hasn't given me this error screen since

    I run a few other games that are just as heavy with no issue, including IMVU

    I can run Photoshop and SAI with very very large canvases without an issue, I've had cheaper PCs that have run into an issue handling this while still being able to run the game flawlessly

    I can watch movies without an issue

    What I've done so far:
    Reinstalled the League of Legends client
    Installed any available updates
    Ran a GPU stress test (PC cut off immediately)

    Things that definitely are not the issue:
    Not overheating
    Plenty of free space in memory

    Graphics card:
    GeForce GTX 770
    OS: Windows 10 Pro
      My Computer

  2. Posts : 30,268
    Windows 11 Pro x64 Version 23H2

    Hi Shannonigans. Welcome to the TenForums @Shannonigans

    Not exactly sure what you mean your PC cutoff. Does the game crash, does Windows restart, does Windows BSOD. This info may lead a member to better solution and or diagnostics.

    Is there anything in the event viewer that could help isolate cause.

    Have you checked memory?

    MemTest86+ - Test RAM

    Not saying to update BIOS but I would check if a BIOS update is available. With any luck it will state what the update corrects. Updating a BIOS is your decision.

    Might even see if there is a firmware update for SSD. If what we read is true some of these updated firmwares are not to be used, do a little reading.

    Do you get this error if you disable Overclocking?

      My Computer


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