Re: Black screen of death
I use EVGA Precision (similar idea) with a fan curve. On my old GTX280 is seemed to permanently sit at 30% usage by default even when it was getting to 100+ degrees (my PC did shut down due to overheating a couple of times). Manually setting a fan curve helped a huge amount.
When you install new drivers by the way, use "Display Driver Uninstaller," or something like that first to ensure the original drivers are wiped completely from the system.
Athlon II x4 645 || 1TB 7200rpm HDD || EVGA GTX 650Ti OC || 8GB DDR3 RAM || Windows 7 Home x64
i5 4210M || 500GB Samsung EVO 850 SSD || GeForce 825M || 16GB DDR3 RAM || Windows 10 x64