So I suppose it is entirely coincidental that this am it was fine bit the moment I play this one, a game others have reported the same exact issue, it was damaged. I suppose it it coincidental as well that each instance I tried to lauch the game the card became less and less stable.
yeah exactly. its literally impossible for software to directly shred your hardware. the only possible way is to abuse faulty hardware, so like bringing it to its knees through overheating. When overheating there is normally a safety shutdown at 110°C or so, so the screen turns black, GPU cools down, screen turns back on.Not at all coincidental, Lazerus is entirely right.
The game taxed your hardware, your hardware deteriorated due to being made to work that hard and eventually failed. It sounds to me like your BSOD issues were likely due to the GPU overheating but you didn't realise and repeated the process until it caused physical damage.
Vsync is in Options -> Video -> Advanced -> scroll down right column. I believe Vsync was mentioned in the Support FAQ? Yes, there is a known issue:There should have been an FPS cap option in the graphics options and it should have defaulted to 60.
Vsync toggle does not always register as expected or can even be opposite what you expect. Depending on what other settings are changed, the actual state of Vsync vs what the checkbox is saying can be incorrect. Until this is resolved, if you need to ensure Vsync is enabled we suggest turning it to "on" instead of "application controlled" in your graphics card settings.