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System Crashing Under Heavy GPU Load

Hello, My system has been experiencing crashes while under any kind of GPU load for an extended period of time. The computer will either freeze up, or display nothing but a grey screen, These crashes have been occurring over the course of the past few months but recently have gotten much more frequent, going from maybe once a month to at least 2 a day, though often closer to 5 per day. The issues pop up either when gaming or when I mine on the side and require me to force a system shutdown to fix. I have tried using DDU to remove all graphics drivers, and this seems to work though temporarily. The crashes frequency will decrease for a short while, but will quickly ramp back up to the numbers I mentioned earlier. I am considering an RMA but wanted to see if anyone had any ideas here before I went through the process. The GPU has been overclocked in the past, and those made the issues more frequent, however the crashes still happen even after I remove the OCs. My specs are as follows:
CPU: Ryzen 5 5600X

Mobo: Asrock B550 PRO4

GPU: Zotac GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

RAM: 2X16 GB Crucial DDR4 3200MHz

PSU: Evga 650 GT

SSD: Samsung 980 Pro

I appreciate any help you guys can offer.

Thanks,

ChopstickLeg

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I suspect the PSU may be a little in the fine line, these days I recommend 750+ for Ryzen 5th Gen with RTX 3070 or lower.

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i've had the exact problem with my old pc, I fixed it by replacing the PSU. Iike @MrMase said 650w is IMO a little below my comfort zone with that components, especially if the PSU has already been used for a while

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12 minutes ago, remageppesuig1 said:

i've had the exact problem with my old pc, I fixed it by replacing the PSU. Iike @MrMase said 650w is IMO a little below my comfort zone with that components, especially if the PSU has already been used for a while

 

16 minutes ago, MrMase said:

I suspect the PSU may be a little in the fine line, these days I recommend 750+ for Ryzen 5th Gen with RTX 3070 or lower.

Friendly reminder that PSU quality means more than wattage. Did you know a 12900k and 6800xt run well off a 600 watt? Or that a 5800x/3080(might be 900x/90 can’t remember their exact build) off a 750 watt? 
 

However, the 750 watt GQ is tier C so I agree, but for different reasons. 
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23 minutes ago, ChopstickLeg said:

The GPU has been overclocked in the past, and those made the issues more frequent, however the crashes still happen even after I remove the OCs

If you use MSI afterburner to turn the voltage down do the crashes become less frequent? If you turn it down too far it’ll crash more, but a little bit will help. 

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4 minutes ago, IkeaGnome said:

 

Friendly reminder that PSU quality means more than wattage. Did you know a 12900k and 6800xt run well off a 600 watt? Or that a 5800x/3080(might be 900x/90 can’t remember their exact build) off a 750 watt? 
 

However, the 750 watt GQ is tier C so I agree, but for different reasons. 
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If you use MSI afterburner to turn the voltage down do the crashes become less frequent? If you turn it down too far it’ll crash more, but a little bit will help. 

My response was tailored to the posted specs but was a typical guideline, if leaning fully into the response I could have linked to the PSU Tier list but was happy with pointing the OP in the correct direction for their specific issue.

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What others have said. I run an 850 with my 3060ti. With a 5900X on PBO, I see 450W on average under a hard run, but transient surges can push it as much as 200W more, which is why I went with an 850 over a 750. I was not playing around with this build. Better to have a slower GPU and be able to afford enough PSU to keep it happy than what OP is currently dealing with. And you really want to be more than 10% under your max load limit.

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Agree 100%, for that system, 600W is plenty. Jumping immediately to that is a little short sighted, its only a 3060Ti.

 

I'd like to know how old the BIOS is on that motherboard. From my own experience with B550, there was a lot of development and stability gained as newer BIOSes were released. 

 

750W here with a 3090@400W and an overclocked 5800X. Wattage isn't everything but the PSU itself might just be problematic. 

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1 hour ago, IkeaGnome said:

 

If you use MSI afterburner to turn the voltage down do the crashes become less frequent? If you turn it down too far it’ll crash more, but a little bit will help. 

I have yet to try that, I'll get back to you when I have results

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Hello and thank you to everyone who commented on this thread so far. Just wanted to give all of you an update. I have been trying to get the system to crash at the base clocks to I can mess around with overclocks and using a second power supply to determine the issue. Unfortunately (though somewhat fortunately) I have been unable to get the system to crash at base clocks in the past two days. I have changed nothing about my setup no driver/windows updates quite literally nothing has changed, and the crashes have seemingly disappeared. To answer @GuiltySpark_ question as to what BIOS I am running, it is P2.10. One final question do you guys believe that having my pc plugged into a power strip with other devices on it could be the cause of these issues? Again, thanks for all your help so far.

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