GPU crashes consistently after 7 minutes

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  1. AJC13B

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    Have been having major issues getting BF3 to run these passed 2 weeks. The game crashes consistently after, what I thought, was about 10 minutes. Tried everythin in the various forums says to try and stop it.

    Got a suggestion to try a stability test on the graphics card. I am capped until midnight tonight so tried using OCCT GPU stress test which I had installed already.

    5 tests were done, and everyone one of them had the nvidia driver crash at the 7 minute mark. Temps arent the catalyst for the crash. Under clocked the video card by 100mhz, put CPU and ram back to stock, had a big fan blowing cold air direct in to the PC....every test stopped at the 7 minute mark like clockwork.

    I'll try rolling back from the latest nvidia driver, not sure it will help though. Any other ideas?
     
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    Roll back GPU drivers then if that doesn't work contact the manufacturer for warranty support and if they say to then RMA it. Could be a dud card.
     
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    get warranty, sometimes you go through all the trouble of troubleshooting x10, and it just turns out the hardware is faulty.
     
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    Tested with 275.33 drivers and bang 7 minutes test fails

    Card is fine with every other game Ive played over the passed 8 months, just BF3 :( So RMA you say....
     
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    What type of crash is it exactly? Driver recover error? BSOD?.. More info.
     
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    Driver recovered from an error
     
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    Does it crash with other games as well? Wondering if the software with the gpu isnt compatible with the game in question.
     
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    Being Battlefield 3?
     
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    Try adding some more voltage to the GPU or downclocking the GPU and Memory. Sounds like it needs a warranty replacement to me.
     

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