Ok so this card has always been trouble it has the original EVGA ACX cooler which is notoriously bad at this point (but not at the time I bought it). When I first built the machine it would only boot 1/2 the time. Boot up once fine, boot up again VGA error light, boot up again fine, etc... I eventually fixed this by updating the BIOS on my Asus Z97-A so I assume that was the problem. I should also mention I'm running on an EVGA Supernova 750 Gold which should be more than enough power. More recently (the past month) I have been getting constant display driver crashes, screen going black for a few seconds during gameplay, freezing then red blocks and graphic glitches appearing on screen and then blue screen. The card has never been seriously overclocked for any length of time and I even tried running it at stock clocks for the reference 770. I run it on "aggressive" fan mode and the temps never get higher than normal. I have tried reseating the card in the PCI-e slot and the drivers are all up to date. The case has good airflow (two NFF12's in the front pulling, one NFF14 in the back pushing, and a H105 up top with two NFF12's on pushing.
I'm really just at the end of my rope with this and I have heard many other people are having the same problem with this card being unstable (and equally bad experiences with this motherboard). I really can’t have this computer fail because I'm in college and I'm barely getting by as it is, so if anyone has any ideas I could try to stabilize this card that would be great. An RMA could take weeks when I won’t have a working computer and if the card is broken, but if it’s just the card itself having horrible quality control they will just be sending me another of their glitchy 770’s.