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Strange GPU overheating

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Hello community!
I need your advice on how to fix my problem. About 5 months ago I've bought a PC which was considered a decent rig at that moment for gaming and video editing purposes. It has an ASUS GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5 as a GPU. It ran smoothly in heavy 3d games like max payne 3, crysis 3, witcher 2 and rome 2 total war and I had no complaints for most of the time.
But about two weeks ago I started having issues during graphically intense games. The system started to freeze, monitor went black and message "No signal" appeared. I searched for reasons for this to happen and in the end it turned out that my GPU overheats like crazy in the very same situations that it behaved normally earlier. I opened the case and cleaned the hardware of any dust etc i could find but the issue remains. In other cases PC works just perfect and I can still run low-demanding 3d games like Dota 2 and League of Legends on the highest settings with stable framerates with no overheating. But when I run the same Witcher, Max Payne etc It overheats and freezes system in like 5-10 minutes.

I need your suggestions on what may be causing it and what are the ways to fix this if there are any. I want to avoid returning the GPU to the seller because I've bought it pretty far away from home and it'll take about 3 hours to get there by bus


Any help will be appreciated greatly! Thanks!
 
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have u cleaned it for dust?

use the newest driver?

check graphic temperatures doing games?
 

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have u cleaned it for dust?

use the newest driver?

check graphic temperatures doing games?
yes, yes and yes. I've said it all in my first post. Well, except for the drivers. I made a clean install of those.
 
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have u tried running Heaven or Valley benchmark in loop so it keeps going to see if it also comes there, bcs if it does could be maybe graphic card has something wrong with it.
 
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Is the fan still good ?
 
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You may need to replace the TIM on the card. It may have hardened and is not conducting heat to the cooler.
 
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Maybe a clean reinstall of windows and all will do, befor go to shop...
 

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Looks like I found solution for my problem but it is... Weird at least. I was in despair and decided to think like the tech support guy. What would he ask me if I came to him with that problem?
And so I did yet another clean install of NVidia drivers. Now the overheating stopped completely. Everything works like it used to. I am happy yet clueless why and how could this possibly help and why previous clean installs didn't help. Any suggestions how to avoid this issue and why did it appear in the first place?