I have a problem where out of nowhere my computers display driver is crashing causing the screen to go black and then a popup at the bottom right says that the "Display driver crashed and recovered"
After this happens, my mouse cursor icon is distorted and i can't play any games without constant crashing to desktop or display crashes again. This is a gaming desktop and most of my games are run through Steam, or are browser based (Firefox).
I've checked for BIOS updates and found none, I've checked for driver updates and they are all up to date.
I did a memory test and found no issues there.
I am now at a loss as to what to do to find out what is causing this and how to fix it. Any and all help is much appreciated. Thanks!
OS - Windows 8.1 64bit
Processor - AMD FX-8320 8 Core 3.5 GHz Socket - AM3+ (942)
MoBo - Gigabyte 970A-DS3P
Chipset - AMD RD9x0 Rev. 02
Southbridge - AMD SB910/950 Rev. 40
BIOS - American Megatrends Inc. Version F1
Graphics - AMD Radeon R9 200 Series 2GB
Memory - 16G DDR3 (2 - 8GB sticks both max 667MHz)
Cooling - Water cooled processor, everything else is air cooled with fans.
I have CPU-Z, and CPU-HM installed.
Any other info you need, or tests run, I'll gladly do them to find and fix this issue!
Update: Screen went black about an hour ago and wouldn't come back. I had to force the computer to shut down. I took out the video card, and mem sticks and re-seated them, also cleaned the vid card even though it didn't look like it needed it. Currently watching my temperatures but everything seems ok to me.. Although another eye might see something I'm missing.
Edited by Gnrrain, 03 June 2016 - 01:50 PM.