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Recieving a screen blackout problem

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January 28, 2013 3:54:26 PM

Hello,
I've had a number of major issues with my computer. I'm not particularly experienced with computers, but my brother who built the computer is away so if anyone could help me out then I'd be hugely appreciative.
My computer crashes multiple times a day. The computer seems to work fairly well while using un-intensive programs such as word or 2D games, but if I use my web browser or 3D games then it often crashes. I've been having these crashes in particular:
1) screen briefly goes black and recovers with a message “Display driver stopped responding and has recovered. Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kermal Mode Driver, version 310.90 stopped responding and successfully recovered”. Often this occurs while browsing web pages.
2) screen goes black, flashes, sometimes green or grey blocks of random size and placement appear on the screen.
3) screen goes black and I can get no response until I restart the computer entirely. This happens almost every time I start up a 3D game. This recently happened on start up and I received this message after rebooting, I'm not really sure what to do with it:
" Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 2057
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 117
BCP1: FFFFFA8009BB8010
BCP2: FFFFF88004C2D404
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1
Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\012713-21933-01.dmp
C:\Users\Alex\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-31652-0.sysdata.xml"

I believe my components are still under warranty so I was wandering if anyone would be able to help me identify the cause of these problems! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please tell me if there is any further information I can provide you with to help. Thank you.

It has been suggested to me that I could disable my graphics card, and run things using my motherboards graphics. I would be greatly appreciative If anyone has any Idea how to do this also!

Specs (around 1 year old):
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
Gigabyte GTX 560Ti OC 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini HDMI PCI-E Graphics card
Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3-B3 Socket 1155 7.1 Channel Audo ATX Motherboard
G-Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX Memory Kit CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V
Corsair TX750w
Windows 7 x64
Samsung HD204UI Spinpoint F4 2TB Hard Drive SATA 5400RPM 32MB Cache - OEM
LiteOn IHAS122 22x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black
Corsair 60GB Force 3 SSD - 2.5" SATA-III 6Gb/s - Read 550MB/s Write 490MB/
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2 Socket 775, 1156, 1155, 1366, AM2, AM3
Coolermaster CM690 II
January 28, 2013 6:23:13 PM

Hi Scout_03 thank you very much for your message! I have done a few of them already with no success, I'll try the ones that I haven't already tried. Thanks
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January 30, 2013 3:33:22 PM

Apologies for taking a while to reply, had a new development in my PC issues! So I have worked through the troubleshooting with no luck, however now whenever I start up my computer I automatically receive a black screen after BIOS and the safe mode options
January 31, 2013 1:30:03 AM

take the time you need to do the test,could you see the software install in safe mode .
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