Hey guys. I've been playing this game for a year now on the same comp with the same video card, a nVidia GTX 275 with two monitors, both 23 inch Acers. I have never had an graphics issues until recently. My whole computer began locking up after in game for awhile with no apparent reason. I did some hardware testing and my video card tested fine, but I believe it is overheating. I opened up my EVGA Precision tool for the first time in ages to watch my GPU usage while in game. Whenever I am in a ground map, my GPU usage is 95% which is fricking insane, especially when I don't have the graphics maxed out. It even is a 95% in the Choose a Character menu!! The lowest it goes is when I'm in sector space and its still at 85%. These numbers are insane when Call of Duty Black Ops, on MAXED GRAPHICS, only uses 60% of my GPU. Is this an error with my STO or what?
I think I've been running into a similar problem. My screen just starts cutting out, the graphics go to crap, and then I get kicked out saying my video card has crashed and recovered. If this is similar to the above problem, any help would be appreciated.
Well I actually went around looking for posts like mine and I have fixed the issue. If you go into the Video settings in-game, scroll all the way down to "Troubleshooting". Go to the very last option there and limit framerate to 30. My GPU usage IMMEDIATELY went down to around 60% which is normal for all of my games.