Just four days ago I made this little build with MSI P55A-GD55 mobo (Intel P55 chipset socket 1156 mainboard rev. 2.1), i5 750 CPU, 8G rams and eVGA GTX 660 Superclocked 1046/1111MHz core, 2048MB GDDR5 at 6008MHz. PSU is Enermax 620W Liberty (completely recapped with hi-quality caps).
Fresh install (after some fun with Win2k and WinXP on i5, lol) of Win7 64 Ultimate Czech SP1. Used the nVidia drivers Forceware 337.88 Win7 64bit.
All went well and smoothly, the graphic card worked well and I played some WoT, WarThunder and finished Crysis (1) in about 2 days. Yesterday I tried Crysis Warhead and todays at about 16h I finished it. Then powered off the computer, did some work and around 19h get on it again to take some screens from interesting places, before uninstalling Crysis Warhead.
But something went wrong. After like 15minutes of fun the display went black suddently, the game seems to work for some time (like second) and then it freezed. On reboot, bios settings are wrong. Noproblemo, loaded the profile again and all went good again.
After another 10min of fun in Crysis Warhead it almost repeated, but this time the machine cannot power on at all!
So, current situation is - when I power on the machine, then it looks like working (keyboard flick, etc.) but the fan on eVGA GTX 660 is on full speed (oh, well, this IS damn noisy!) and no display. Tried repeat that X times, tried resets, no help. So the temperature in room was 24°C and 67% of humidity. This should not be that bad to cook the poor card… or can it be? (no overclocking, no playing with settings, no mods, no nothing special/different)
The build is nothing special, but the case is reasonably well ventilated Bitfenix Merc Alpha, 120mm input fan:
…what should I do now? The card is brand new And I fear that when I replace it with any other card, the machine will just work as it should
We see what the eVGA support do suggest:
off to hardcore reset the bios by switch, damn… and no help And as expected, using a MSI GTX 210 passive card I got the machine working in no time ... so the problem is obviously in the card, DAMN