Hello everyone. I have an EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 installed in my desktop computer and just recently, I have been experiencing some problems. I have had the same hardware setup for over a year now, but just a few days ago, I started getting some driver failures (driver has failed but recovered). It happened a few times a day, but everything else was working fine. Just today though, I can't even watch videos on my computer anymore. I was trying to stream something online earlier (tried both Firefox and IE) and my screen was suddenly filled with weird artifacts all over. When I try to watch a video file in VLC, both VLC and the display driver will both crash.
So far, I have tried removing all NVIDIA drivers with Driver Fusion and reinstalling the latest drivers. I always uncheck every box during installation except for the driver itself. I have also tried an older version of Firefox and an older version of the NVIDIA drivers and nothing has worked so far.
- How old is the card?
- When was the last time you cleaned out the GPU fan and heatsinks with compressed air?
- Does your case have good airflow and what are you normal room temps?
- Did you do a driver update just prior to your problems?
The card is maybe 2 years old. The room is air conditioned, so I don't think that's a problem. I'm pretty sure the fans are fairly clean, but will clean them out to see if that works. Also, I have a pretty good case with 3 case fans installed.