Making this topic for a buddy so I may not have all the information needed. i7 4790k GTX 970 (355.98 version) 16gb RAM SSD and HDD Windows 8.1 (fully updated) Basically, he'll be playing and the screen will go black, typically there's some action going on. It lasts 3-4 seconds. During this time the sound cuts in and out, but the entire time the screen is black. Then everything will go back to normal. What to do? This is a fresh install of windows, a brand new computer (1 month old, custom built). Thanks.