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Overclocking anything on GPU breaks driver


Hello, ever since I purchased my graphics card I've had an issue where when I alter a parameter on my graphics card in MSI Afterburner, whether it be the power limit, temperature limit, or the memory and core clock, it "breaks" the driver. I say break, as soon as you alter one of these characteristics, every game appears to be a lot more unstable (as in games crash constantly), regardless of the driver I'm using. Even when the values have been reset to default, the games remain unstable until the driver is re-installed; hence why I say overclocking "breaks" the driver. And to be fair, turning up the limits isn't even overclocking, however, it still breaks the driver regardless of what's been done.

And just a note; this occurs for every game.


I would like to achieve these overclocks as I'm planning to buy a 1440p 144Hz panel, and I'll appreciate getting those extra frames.


So yeah if anyone's got ideas on what's going on chuck us some info, it'll be greatly appreciated.


Core PC Specs:

Motherboard: Gigabyte AORUS Z370 Ultra Gaming 2.0

CPU: Intel i7-8700k

GPU: Gigabyte AORUS GTX 1080-Ti Xtreme Edition

RAM: TridentZ RGB 16GB (2x8GB) @ 3000MHz

PSU: Corsair RM750X

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