Hi y’all, I might have found a defect with my monitor. Over the past months, I have been very happy with my spectrum (except that other HDR post but I’m blaming windows implantation for now).
But one thing that has been bugging me is somewhat of a major issue that I would rather at least the team to be aware of to see if it’s a firmware issue or I was the only one so far to experience this and is related to my specific monitor.
So in the first weeks I got the spectrum, my PC would randomly shut down and reboot in games without any reason, my first thought was my PSU that was bad, but this occurred on even small loads in not demanding games at all. And after checking the Event viewer in windows for the crash, the BugCheckCode is 278 and is usually related to the GPU or drivers.
So I tried the usual route, DDU’ing my drivers and reinstalling the latest one, trying some older drivers too to make sure, but the crashes were still occurring. And suddenly I had a thought about G-Sync and I was a bit desperate so I removed it and for a full month I didn’t have a single PC reboot, and kinda forgeted about it and moved on. But recently with the latest driver, I decided to give it a go again, the setting was working fine until it re-crashed my PC for the first time yesterday. What brings me to make a post about this is the fact that since the first time it crashed, I also traded my GPU (MSI 3080) for a new Asus 3080 model.
So anything that could have been related to my specific gpu model I was owning is out the window since it’s also occurring on the Asus card I just acquired. I got the logs from the error system saved, and some info from the Event Viewer app.
I’m willing to help in any way to try and fix this issue as I would g-sync to be on and I’m fairly certain that it is the cause. (But I could be wrong).