Screen turns off while playing games

I’m having an Issue with Both Homeworld: DOK and Homeworld: Remastered. Using Proton to play these games. Homeworld: Classic plays just fine.

For awhile I was enjoying Homeworld:DOK with no issues. Then Screen turns off and have to reboot. Same issue in Windows 10.

I’m thinking two things. This is either caused by a recent Nvidia Driver update that doesn’t like Older Cards, or the Replacement fans are going bad.

The Graphics Card is a Zotec GTX 970 with replacement fans. I lost two screws trying install those. And had to snip off one blade from both to do so. They didn’t come with any…

I’m thinking that an older driver would solved this issue if the Fans are not going bad. Or Even if nouveau will work with reasonable performance.

I have an older GTX 760 w/ 4GB in the Closet.

Why not include information such as which driver you are using?

Those fans are not likely to last you very long.
Imbalance puts stress on the bearings.
… just saying :wink:

THat might have been two from each fan.

THis is what I gotten when I used sudo mhwd -li -d --pciThe Info is below:

 NAME:	video-linux
   VERSION:	2018.05.04
   INFO:	Standard open source drivers.
   CLASSIDS:	0300 0380 0302 
   VENDORIDS:	1002 8086 10de 

   NAME:	video-nvidia-470xx
   VERSION:	2021.12.18
   INFO:	Closed source NVIDIA drivers for linux.
   FREEDRIVER:	false
   CONFLICTS:	video*nvidia* 
   CLASSIDS:	0300 0302 
   VENDORIDS:	10de 

So it appears I have a driver conflict. Is this causing the issue?


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Here you go:

inxi -G 
  Device-1: NVIDIA GM204 [GeForce GTX 970] driver: nvidia v: 470.94
  Display: x11 server: X.Org driver: loaded: nvidia
    unloaded: nouveau resolution: 2560x1600~60Hz
  OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 470.94

System information doesnt just mean graphics cards.
What about DE? SWAP? Memory? Kernel? Compositor? etc.
The link above provides fuller options.

It’s more helpful. If this one was posted.

inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --width

I try removing the Nvidia drivers and it work but I need to reclock nouveau to get performance. But there doesn’t seem to an easy way to do that.

Recompile? Forget it.

The nouveau driver will not have the performance of the proprietary drivers and no amount of recompiling (or “reclocking”) would change that.

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Nevermind I reinstalled the Current Nvidia drivers. This may be just games or the fans need replacement already.

Anyone know of new Fans for a Zotac 970 two fans that come with screws?