I'm having some weird things happening to my screen every once in a while.
It has nothing to do with my card being overheated or damaged, I'm fairly certain of that.
I talked to a friend about it and he thought it was probably a driver issue.
It can happen at pretty much any time, whether I'm playing a game or just browsing the internet.
So what I'm getting is:
1. Sudden black screens, lasting for only a moment. Usually just 1, but sometimes 2 in a row.
2. Some sort of... well it's like if you're watching an analog TV and the reception is bad, but only for a split second and not to a big extent. It's just some small bright lines appearing here and there and then disappear.
It's hard to describe, and harder yet to capture a picture of.
3. Sudden horizontal lines appearing. They can be black, red, green... well those are the colors I've noticed anyway. The lines are very thin and absolutely horizontal, and they're only visible for a split second.
I didn't have any of these problems early on, but after a few weeks or so I started having these problems, and it has increased the last week or so.
I'm using the GeForce Release 181 WHQL
181.22 January 22, 2009 drivers for my GTX 260 (216SP)
First I was using the drivers given to me by Windows Update, and I never had any problems back then. But I can't say that the problems started with the new drivers either... but I would like to try the ones I got from Windows Update again. I just can't seem to find them. They don't show in windows update anyway.
Here are the details of that update:
NVIDIA driver update for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 (Prerelease - WDDM 1.1)
Installation date: 2009-01-21 13:39
Installation status: Successful
Update type: Optional
This driver was provided by NVIDIA for support of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 (Prerelease - WDDM 1.1)
More information: Winqual Help
Help and Support: Select a Product Solution Center
But as I said, since then I've installed the other drivers.
Anyone who knows what to do?