GTX 970 - Black Screen 3-4 seconds while gaming

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  1. anatomyhorror

    anatomyhorror Member

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    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.
     
  2. xeph

    xeph Master Guru

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    try to do a clean driver install.
     
  3. Extraordinary

    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

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    Anything OC'd ?
     
  4. anatomyhorror

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    No OC's.

    I did have him check the event viewer it says this -

    Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered.
     

  5. xeph

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    sounds like drivers then.
     
  6. Stormyandcold

    Stormyandcold Ancient Guru

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    Err, bit weird. You could ask him to try Nvidia 347.25 and report back.
     
  7. bishi

    bishi Master Guru

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    Could be something like the monitor running at the edge of its effective range. Try forcing it's refresh rate and/or resolution lower than normal and see if this still occurs. Also check your event log and see if you get any (but it might be hardware)
     

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