following a long posting to describe a very strange issue I have with my PC system in the FiF events since I bought a new GPU last September (MSI GTX 1060 6 GB):
After some time of flying the monitor suddenly goes into stand-by while the system (or at least parts of it) is still running. I can still hear the action in the game and even talk to the other players on teamspeak. But the Keyboard seems not to work, at least ALT+F4 or CTRL+ALT+DEL don’t have any effect
Turning the monitor off and on again also has no effect, it stays in standby…. So in that situation the only thing I can do is a hard shut down of the system via on-off-switch.
Yesterday the situation was a little bid more complicated, as the reboot didn’t work properly: The first few tries the system simply didn’t boot at all and then when it finally started I got a BIOS message telling: „Overclocking failed! Please enter Setup to re-configure your system.“ Well I had no Idea what the f*** I should change in the BIOS settings so I entered them but left it without any changes… but in the next boot the message came again so decided to set all CPU related settings to „automatic“, hoping the system knows better what to do then me…. It seems this strategy was not too bad, at least the system booted and so far it seems to work stable.
For yesterdays FiF mission I activated the MSI Afterburner logging with all possible details, so I was curious if I could read anything out of this logs and one thing is pretty clear now:
The Graphic Card simply stopped working! All graphs in the log that are GPU related (GPU temp, GPU Usage, GPU Fan, etc.) dropping down to Zero exactly in the same moment, while all CPU related graphs continue normaly, the CPU usage goes significantly upwards after the GPU stopped (but only to a peak of ~75%).
But: I see no hint at all, why the f*** that happend !!??
GPU Temperature never climbed higher then 68 degrees, GPU usage hardly ever reaches 60%.
The CPU is much older then the GPU, it is an i5-3570 3,4 GHz, so it‘s usage is higher then the one of GPU but also not critical, esp. in the last minute before the GPU stopped it reached never higher then 75%, also temperature of any of the Cores never climbs higher then ~60 degrees…
So I find in the logs nothing that explains why the Graphic Card simply decides to stop working
And to complete the mystery: This strange behaviour is strictly limited to the Flandern in Flames events. It started in the last tournament on the tarnopol map where I first thought the combination of heavy clouds in between the mountains caused the problem. But I had it also last week in the testrun and yesterday.
2 weeks ago I flew at cubans server 1h 24 minutes on the channel map (also with heavy clouds I remember) and without any issues.
I fly the Il2 BOX series online and offline where both GPU and CPU loads are much higher, in fact the CPU usage in IL2 is pretty much on the limit, and I play Kingdom Come Deliverance and in none of these Games I have this specific issue at all (of course, sometimes there is a game freeze or a game crash, ok, that happened also in RoF sometimes, but never such an issue with the GPU).
The chance that it happens in FiF I would estimate with a probability of 70% or even higher….
So, many words later I finally bring it to the point: Any one has any idea what I could do?
What is hidden especially in Butzzells maps that causes my GPU to refuse working…. ??