Hi all, long time lurker posting this out of pure frustration, as google usually meets my needs very well.
Specs are in sig, running the 260.99 driver set, stereoscopic 3d disabled at the moment.
I bought this card at the end of August and all was well until about a month ago. I began getting pauses and freezes in several games. About 2 weeks ago games crash almost every time I play, every game, L4D, Just Cause 2, Metro 2033, batman AA...
Nothing is over clocked. When I initially tried to oc this card I couldn't get more than 60mhz without freezes and distortions, so I backed off just thinking I got a card that doesn't like to be overclocked.
I've tried at least 5 different driver sets, my Kill a Watt shows 450 under load (tower only) and temps never exceed 67c with the AC Xtreme plus I have installed, and that's furmark. Games usually go no higher than 47-55c, max. I've cleaned, reseated the card, disconnected everything else from the pc (usb devices etc) until I'm blue in the face. I might play for 2 hours...or 5 minutes, but it almost always crashes.
I even installed my old HD 4870 for 2 days, it played through everything, no crashes.
Soooo ... please help?!
Thanks very much in advance for any insights I might have missed.