I'm having a similar issue.
When I first bought the game, I was able to play, but I noticed my GPU fans were going crazy so I started monitoring the temps and fan speeds while playing (on 2nd monitor). The temps were running around 75-80c and fans were going 80%.
Despite that, the game still played and I got fantastic framerates (110 - 140 on ultra). Last night I loaded up the game and started playing and after about 10 minutes of play my GPU spiked to 100% usage and the display drivers crashed, forcing a restart. Ever since then I havent been able to get past the main menu before the same thing happens again. It varies on how long it lasts before locking up the PC, but I was able to get in and lower the video settings, but to no avail, GPU still spikes to 100% and crashes. Temps are in the 45-50c range with the settings turned down, but usage still spikes and crashes.
I've tried rolling back to old nVidia drivers, clean re-install of the game (steam version), turning down all video options. Nothing seems to be working.
Im on an i5-3500k (no OC) with a GTX 770 2gb.
Never have had problems like this before. I've got to think that the recent update did something to break it, as I was at least able to play beforehand. No such luck at this point.
edit: also tried cleaning out the case just in case there was dust causing problems.
Last edited by sixsuit; 12/07/14 07:02 PM.