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#1 frost1977

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 10:35 PM

every now and then my computer screen blinks black  then comes back , a few seconds later time seems to vary.  most of the time it is when running a game,

 

problem has started in the last week or 2,  different games that I have been running just fine in the past. sometimes I can go for hours in a game and nothing happens.

 

1 or 2 times when not game I got a little pop up about the video card restarting or something to that effect.

 

I have recently ran the updater for the driver, and I have visual checked the that all 3 fans on the built on cooler working.

 

 

GeForce gtx770

 

 

any help is appreciated.



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Posted 16 May 2016 - 01:00 PM

I will assume that you have checked temperatures and none are out of the normal range.

How old is the graphics card? If it's under warranty, check with the manufacturer. If not, may be time to start saving.

 

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 04:36 PM

I am not sure how to check temps, I just opened the case to make sure all the fans were working, that is above my PC know how  is there a program or someplace to look for that?

 

 the card I think is 3 years old.



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Posted 16 May 2016 - 07:07 PM

Here's a utility to check temps when everything is buttoned up like it should be

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/speccy/

A three year old card that is gaming may be getting close to the end of its game

Keep us posted

 

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 09:39 PM

temp on VC is 34c granted I wasn't running anything.  I also have not had the issue today, my system did run one of those windows 8 auto updates last night. I am hoping that it was a software issue.

 

 

 

 

Operating System
 Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
CPU
 Intel Core i5 4670 @ 3.40GHz 38 °C
 Haswell 22nm Technology
RAM
 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)
Motherboard
 Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Z87X-UD3H-CF (SOCKET 0) 28 °C
Graphics
 S20D300 (1600x900@60Hz)
 Intel HD Graphics 4600 (Gigabyte)
 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 (Gigabyte) 34 °C
Storage
 931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-22BN5A0 (SATA) 30 °C
Optical Drives
 No optical disk drives detected
Audio
 Realtek High Definition Audio



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Posted 17 May 2016 - 11:12 AM

This sounds like it may be the NVIDIA driver for your graphics.

 

Start the computer in Safe Mode, play your games and see if the problem persists.

 

How to boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 or 8.1
 
Press the Windows key windowskey_zps092d5c75.png and the X key together.  In the menu that opens select Search.  When the Search charm opens type in msconfig.
 
msconfig will appear below the search box, click/tap on it.
 
When System Configuration opens click/tap on the Boot tab.
 
Under Boot options click/tap on Safe boot, then click/tap on Apply, then OK.
 
The next time you start the computer it will boot into Safe Mode.
 
Please note.  You computer will continue to boot into Safe Mode when it is started until you go back to System Configuration and remove the check in Safe boot.

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