Recently my PC has starting "crashing" to the black "No Input detected" screen on my monitor. The PC stays powered on until I hard reset. This happens every time I start up a game or initiate any HD quality video playback.
A little internet research suggested a GPU issue. I tried a few random fixes, and the one that worked was to throttle my GPU clock from about 800 MHz down to 500 MHz with an older version of EVGA's precision X software. This stops the computer from crashing about 98% of the time now, but bumping that number back over 525 or so will crash it every time.
Obviously, I don't want to keep doing this forever going forward, and I was thinking about buying a new card on cyber monday coming up. Any ideas if putting in a new card should be enough to fix whatever is going on. I still don't really know exactly what the problem is.
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