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Overvoltage protection errors

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System Name The SwagMachine / The Sister
Processor Core i5 3570K @5.2ghz 1.3V/ 1100T
Motherboard ASUS P8Z77-V / ASUS M5A99X EVO
Cooling Phanteks PH TC14PE / Corsair H40
Memory M379B5273DH0-YK0 2X4GB + PVI316G213C1QK 2X4GB / 2x4GB Patriot 2133
Video Card(s) PNY 780Ti /Windforce 7950
Storage 2xSamsung 840 EVO 250gb+WD10EZEX + WD30EZRX/ 1x WD1500 Black
Display(s) AOC Q2963PM+Acer S200HL / Acer S200L+ LG 22LD350
Case Fractal Define R4 / NZXT Trinity
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar DG / Asus Xonar DG
Power Supply Seasonic 750X / ROSEWILL RG630-S12 630W R
Mouse Razer Deathadder Chroma / Roccat Kone+
Keyboard Razer Blackwidow 2013 Stealth / Roccat Isku
Software Windows 8.1 Pro / Windows 7 Ultimate
Benchmark Scores one time I scored a 3 on 3dmark 11
#1
So, while my computer was under heavy load (like playing battlefield 3) my computer would go to a back screen, and tell me that it shut off due to PSU current protection and said it was likely due to an broken or failing PSU. I decided to RMA my powersupply, and when I got the replacement in I was still getting these errors. I searched it up, and asked Dave about this error, and apparently it just kinda happens and that I should turn off the protection in the BIOS settings. My pc ran fine for a few weeks, but now it will just randomly make the screens go black, but I can still hear audio through WMP. I'm thinking it might be the video card, I've since made the fan curve a bit more aggressive, and it kinda helps but I would like to hear your guy's opinion.


Short version: My computer used to tell me that PSU is dying, I RMAed it, still gives me that error. Turned off that setting, now screen just goes black, but i can still hear audio. Me thinks its video card, what you think and how fix?



System:
Processor: Core i5 3570K (Currently on stock)
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V
Cooling: Coolit ECO A.C.L
Memory: M379B5273DH0-YK0 2X4GB sticks
Video Card: Sapphire HD 6870 (currently on 13.6 but was on 12.8)
Hard Disk: Toshiba MK5065GSX+WD10EZEX
CRT/LCD Model: Acer S200HL+Acer P206HV
Case: HAF X 912
PSU: Seasonic 750X
Software: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
Joined
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Messages
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System Name The SwagMachine / The Sister
Processor Core i5 3570K @5.2ghz 1.3V/ 1100T
Motherboard ASUS P8Z77-V / ASUS M5A99X EVO
Cooling Phanteks PH TC14PE / Corsair H40
Memory M379B5273DH0-YK0 2X4GB + PVI316G213C1QK 2X4GB / 2x4GB Patriot 2133
Video Card(s) PNY 780Ti /Windforce 7950
Storage 2xSamsung 840 EVO 250gb+WD10EZEX + WD30EZRX/ 1x WD1500 Black
Display(s) AOC Q2963PM+Acer S200HL / Acer S200L+ LG 22LD350
Case Fractal Define R4 / NZXT Trinity
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar DG / Asus Xonar DG
Power Supply Seasonic 750X / ROSEWILL RG630-S12 630W R
Mouse Razer Deathadder Chroma / Roccat Kone+
Keyboard Razer Blackwidow 2013 Stealth / Roccat Isku
Software Windows 8.1 Pro / Windows 7 Ultimate
Benchmark Scores one time I scored a 3 on 3dmark 11
#2
So it just happened again. This time I was paying attention to my GPU temps and they were pretty low! Could this be caused by improper cooling of the card's VRM?