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Flashing Blank screen when opening Geforce experience Prog


tonymarcus

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Hello Guys,

I have recently installed a new Video Card a Gigabyte GeForce 660 GTX, when I'm playing video's or if I open the Geforce Experience program from the task bar the screen goes blank for about a second then returns to normal, it always seems to happen when I get the program to check for updates. I am using the latest driver 320.49.

When I play games there's no problem occur so I don't think it's the card it's self, I suspect it's something to do with the program.

I just wondered if anyone else is having this problem?

Thanks

Tony
 

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Just curious; do you get a pop-up message indicating that your driver has stopped working momentarily but has recovered? Lower-left side of screen from task manager?
 

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I also did a further investigation and I assume you have the power supply requirements covered and you have connected the additional 6 pin power supply connection; yes?

Thermal and Power Specs:
97 C Maximum GPU Tempurature
140 Watt Maximum Graphics Card Power450 Watt Minimum System Power Requirement
One 6-pin Supplementary Power Connector

If all of the above is well, you may want to try a different driver version to see if that helps.
 

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tonymarcus

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Hello Guys,

I contacted Nvidia support and they suggested uninstalling the Geforce Experience program and reinstalling it then changing a setting via the NVIDIA control panel-------->3D settings------->Manage 3D settings-------->Global setting------->power management mode. If it is set to "Adaptive" change it to "Prefer maximum performance.

That seemed to fix it last night but I have just opened the Geforce Experience program and it has done it again tonight. I have never got a warning about a driver stopping working. My PSU is a 520w Corsair unit and the 6 pin connector is connected, if it was a power issue I would have thought I would have got the flashing blank screen when playing games and maxing the card out.

Thanks

Tony
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built System
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 2.66Ghz, Overclocked to 3.3Ghz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-EX38-DS5
    Memory
    8GB XMS2 4GB DDR2 PC2-8500
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte 660GTX 2GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SMS27B970D
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1xSAMSUNG SSD 840 Pro Series Basic 2.5" - 512 GB - Boot drive
    2xSamsung Spinpoint F1 750GB
    PSU
    Corsair 520HX
    Case
    Antec P182
    Cooling
    Zalman 9700NT
    Internet Speed
    12Mb/s
    Other Info
    I did a fresh format and install of Windows 8 64 Bit Pro. Sorry but I couldn't live without a start button so I have installed the Start8 start menu which is great. I try sometimes not to use it but find metro frustrating to find programs as I have many. I will use Metro for apps only and desktop of serious computing.

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