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New Asus Strix GTX 1070 crashes half of my games

ghostface353
Level 7
I bought an Asus Strix Geforce GTX 1070 OC last friday. It was great in Battlefield 1 for the first day, but on my second day it crashed and I got this Direct X Error:
DirectX function "Dx11Renderer::tryMap" failed with DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_REMOVED ("The video card has been physically removed from the system, or a driver upgrade for the video card has occurred. "). GPU: "NVIDIA GEForce GTX 1070", Driver: 37633. This error is usually caused by the graphics driver crashing; try installing the latest drivers. Also, make sure you have have a supported graphics card with at least 2GB.

Of course the first thing I did was checking if my card was loose, or something like that. It looked fine. I took it out put it back in. I used DDU and did a clean install of the last NVIDIA driver. But the problems continued with Rise of the Tomb Raider (and BF1 still crashes after 5 minutes). I got this error for Rise of the Tomb Raider:
A problem has occured with your display driver. Your system may not have enough resources to run the game at the selected settings. You can retry using the same settings, or adjust them to lower settings. Make sure you have the latest drivers for your video hardware, and try rebooting your system to help clear up any issues. (0x887A0006:DXGI_ERRO_DEVICE_HUNG)

I also got a lot of other BSOD errors: VIDEO_SCHEDUELER_INTERAL_ERROR, and VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE (nvlddmkm.sys). The last one is the one I the most, and I have googled it, and done some of the fixes without helping. The Nvlddmkm.sys was missing from windows/system32/drivers, but creating a new one didn't seem to help.

My full system:
CPU: i7-6700k
MOBO: Asus Pro-Gaming/AURA
OS: Windows 10 Pro
MEM: Corsair Vengeance 32 GB 3000 Mhz (I usually have it at 2133)
Cooler: Corsair H110i GT
PSU: Corsair HX850 80+ Gold

Here is an list of games that crashes or get BSOD after 5 minutes:
Battlefield 1
Rise of Tomb Raider
Grim Dawn (this is a surprise is it's not very demanding)
Hitman
Shadow Warrior 2
The Division

Games that works, and doesn't crashes:
Fallout 4
Just Cause 3
Dark Souls 3
Shadow Tactics Blades of the Shogun
Redout
and bunch of indie games like: Neon Chrome: Slain Back to hell, Running with Rifles and Party Hard. Not very demanding games.

I did thought I fix it by using a different SSD with another Win 10 install. I could play Rise of Tomb Raider for 30 minutes without crashing, and also Hitman. But I got error when I was closing the game, and lots of artifacts (pretty much the whole screened is messed up). So a fresh install of Windows 10 might not help that much.

Trying different solutions just made the problem bigger, so I had to switch GPU as it started to crash just while I was in Chrome or just at desktop. It didn't give me error, just a lot of artifacts, a messed up screen and freezed screen. At this point was using MSI Afterburner to give it more voltage to see if that could help. But I had to give up. I heard underclocking might fix some problem, but that seem to just be a temporary solution, and I probably still should RMD that card.

I hope I will get some new fixes to try out, as just fixing the driver doesn't help.
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Arne_Saknussemm
Level 40
Just to be sure, sure...try using DDU and installing an old driver like 368.81 which was pretty stable...

If no joy try to downclock the card...if it's more stable or fully stable lower core and/or lower memory then you can be sure it's the card not holding up at rated specs and you should RMA it...

bullydog
Level 7
I'm having similar problems especially in bf1 and it's not only happening to you, there are tons of people (500 pages of directX issue) on battlefield forums having this problem***https://forums.battlefield.com/en-us/discussion/38131/directx-function-error-nvidia-still-no-fix-do-...

I was also experiencing it until I reduced my power and temp target seemed to fixed the issue for me. I was also crashing in Division and Deus Ex but completely ok with witcher 3

I suggest you try lowering your power and temp target so the card doesn't clock itself too high causing all the instability*
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This seem to work. I took the GPU temp target to 75c, and it took the power down automatic to 81. But it limits the GPU Clock, MHz to 1633. I need to get an fps counter into BF1 to see how much more FPS I get with the 1070 at this speed, and if it's worth. Or if I should stick to the GTX 970.

Edit: On the otherhand Rise of Tomb Raider is still crashing after 5 minutes.

I wonder if it's worth trying to reinstalling Windows.

ghostface353 wrote:
This seem to work. I took the GPU temp target to 75c, and it took the power down automatic to 81. But it limits the GPU Clock, MHz to 1633. I need to get an fps counter into BF1 to see how much more FPS I get with the 1070 at this speed, and if it's worth. Or if I should stick to the GTX 970.

Edit: On the otherhand Rise of Tomb Raider is still crashing after 5 minutes.

I wonder if it's worth trying to reinstalling Windows.


Depending on which oc tool you are using you can "unlink" the power and temp target so they are independent of each other and set it individually

For me I've set my power target to default 90% and lowered my temp target to 65c my cards still runs in the 1800+ Range which is closer to the default factory clocks *
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I guess I will try it. Max GPU clock was higher in another game Grim Dawn, but that also crashed at around 7 minutes with this profile. I'm surprised this indie game is using more then 50% VRAM. I wonder if that has something to do with it. I guess there is no way to cap the VRAM to 50%.

I probably will try to re-instal win 10 to see if it will fix the problems. Right now BF1 is the only game it worked on (of the game that crashes).

The VRAM theory seem to be kinda confirmed for me. I played BF1 for 25 minutes, and the VRAM usage barley went over 50%. It mostly was around that, and the highest it went was 51%. The GPU Clock had a max Mhz of 1987, which I'm happy with, and it's higher then I first thought.

A game like Shadow Warrior 2 is supposedly only needing 4GB on Ultra, but still goes over, and crashes. Why a game like Grim Dawn goes why over, I have no idea, and Rise of Tomb Raider should not go over 4GB on high. 6GB is what you need for Very High (I think that is the highest).

I'm not really sure what to do about that.

bullydog
Level 7
What about running a couple of benchmarks to validate further, I've been using unigine a fair bit to test my cards stability.

You should try running a couple of benchmarks to validate your vram theory and report back*
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I have only used 3Dmark, and there was no problem with either Time Shifters (I think it's called) or Firestrike. With Unigine; Valley or Heaven, or both?

bullydog wrote:
What about running a couple of benchmarks to validate further, I've been using unigine a fair bit to test my cards stability.

You should try running a couple of benchmarks to validate your vram theory and report back*


Both Heaven and Valley benchmarks crashes the PC, probably towards the end of benchmark. I got the VIDEO_SCHEDULER_INTERNAL_ERROR. The Heaven benchmark crashed at around 70% VRAM usage, and Valley was above 60, but I wasn't following when it happened.

ghostface353 wrote:
Both Heaven and Valley benchmarks crashes the PC, probably towards the end of benchmark. I got the VIDEO_SCHEDULER_INTERNAL_ERROR. The Heaven benchmark crashed at around 70% VRAM usage, and Valley was above 60, but I wasn't following when it happened.


Will lowering the power and temp targets avoid the crash ?
Try increasing the voltage bar to 100% and run the benchmark again*
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