Having problems with a gtx 260. Artifacts and crashes on "idle" desktop. -
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I get random flickering. When trying to run a program that can be taxing I get artifacting that is usually followed by a long black screen or a crash. If it black screens and recovers I get this message.
"Display driver Nvidia Windows Kernel Mode driver, 326.80 has stopped responding and has successfully recovered."
Temperatures: I beleive these temperatures to be correct.
Video card: 57c(idle)-67(gameplay)
Hard disk: 32c
To my knowledge I have re installed the driver. However I am going to try that again since I don't think it was successful. I have heard i should go back to an older version but I don't know how to do that. I also ran a successful system restore to a date prior to the issues, but the problems persist.
The other main issue is that the CPU usage will spike from 1%-100% with "nothing" running. As i am typing this it sits at 60% for two min, then drops to 10% for two min, then back up to 60%, repeat, repeat, repeat, every two minutes. memory usage runs around 1-1.4 GB idle ( i have 4GB total).
---System Idle Process on CPU jumps between ~09, ~40, ~80
The problem started yesterday when i was playing the "optimized" Rome II total war. I was finally able to play it with an average 20fps. My dumb ass ran the computer like that for around 6 hours. By the 6th hour the fps dropped drastically followed by artifacting and then a crash. I am assuming it got too hot, but hasn't run very hot since then.