I built my own computer a couple weeks ago, booted it up and installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit without reformatting my hard drive that had windows XP SP2 on it.
From here, everything was fine. I installed my video card drivers off of nvidias website for my BFG Tech GTX 285. Still everything was fine, I installed World of Warcraft, and played with max graphics like nothing.
Then here comes the problem, I tried to reinstall Borderlands onto my computer, however after it finished it would not run. I looked around the net and found out that some of nvidias drivers were unstable and sometimes would not allow your computer load Borderlands. I uninstalled Borderlands, and updated my video drivers to 195.62. I later found out that borderlands would not run due to a old installation of it in my windows.old file. This was the biggest mistake I have ever made with a computer.
After installing 195.62 I ran into a MAJOR problem for a computer gamer. While playing certain games my screen now flicks black for a second to a minute and this varies from game to game.
WoW - Flashes for 1-3 seconds then reappears as if nothing happened. Happens sometimes not in day, then sometimes 5 times in a couple minutes depending on how demanding the game is.
Borderlands - Flashes anywhere from 1-20 seconds, reloads fines, happens a couple times a hour.
Call of Duty - Flashes anywhere from 5-2 minutes, recovers, happens all the time, 15 times or more in 30 mins of gameplay.
So as you might have noticed, the more juice a game requires the worse off the video recovery time is and more times the screen flashes black.
Also I blue screened once during a flash while playing WoW.
Here is some other useful information i found in event viewer.
- Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered.
This is whats failing and recovering.
Now, i already tired to uninstall my current nvidia drivers and go back and get old ones, but it seems like my video card no matter what i do will not go back.
Only thing I have seen anywhere is to flash my mobo, however i am not 100% sure about how to do this, and i have know that flashing a mobo is not always a good thing.
sorry i somehow double posted.
Edited by Gerberman09, 10 December 2009 - 02:46 AM.