Help - failing GPU?

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  1. hans12321

    hans12321 Notebook Geek

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    I would try to give the cpu a little more power (few more mV in xtu)

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  2. Chastity

    Chastity Company Representative

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    Are you undervolting your CPU? I had an issue where it worked at -.125v for a month, and then it started crashing on me. Raised it to -.110v and now is stable.
     
  3. acekard

    acekard Notebook Enthusiast

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    yes, that's why asked. You should try running on intel HD then you will know if the gpu is the true problem of bsods.
     
  4. disclaimernotice

    disclaimernotice Notebook Enthusiast

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    So, I did two things. I underclocked my ram from 2400mhz to 1800mhz and I tried setting a 30fps cap for Assassins Creed Odyssey, and that seems to have lowered the average GPU temps from 85 degrees to about 60 degrees. As a result, I can play the game for hours on end without crashing. However, as soon as I set the ram back to 2400mhz, I’m getting BSODs again.

    Seems like a ram issue, right? Sadly I don’t have any spare ram lying around.

    But I don’t wanna invest money in buying new ram yet, until I’m certain. One reason I’m doubtful about the ram issue is that no errors have showed up on memtest64. And also, following one of the BSODs, when the laptop rebooted, the MSI afterburner program was intermittently unable to detect the GPU (the temperature kept fluctuating between 35 degrees and 0 degrees, and the clock speed kept fluctuating between the idle speed and 0 MHz), suggesting that it may still be a gpu problem? And finally, I disabled the 1070 in device manager and ran FurMark on the intel he 630, and it ran for over 30 minutes (at a measly 15 FPS) without any problems, far longer than what I’ve achieved with the 1070 enabled; would ram usage be less when using the integrated gpu in this setting ?

    Any further ideas anyone?
     
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  5. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    It's the ram, the flickering in MSI afterburner is optimus sleeping the gpu and afterburner walking it again as it polls it for info.
     
  6. Trewhela

    Trewhela Notebook Consultant

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    I had bsods and it was the ram (same notebook), just one stick died.

    Try to get a new one

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  7. Trewhela

    Trewhela Notebook Consultant

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    I forgot, to make sure use memtest to check the ram.

    I tryed windows app for that but it didnt give me any issues and then i try memtest and bam, bad ram stick.


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  8. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Also memtest is not perfect, it cant test every possibility.
     
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