-Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3ghz Sandy Bridge Quad Core OCd to 4.2ghz
-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
-ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
-Saphire Radeon HD 5770 1gb
-Windows 7 64bit
For about 3 weeks I have been having a problem where occasionally I will see a group of tiny greenish squares on my desktop. Sometimes they flash on for only a second and sometimes they will stay. If I have program open, it doesnt seem to directly affect anything in that program other than perhaps the title part if its windowed. No artifacts in games so far.
Other times my screen will completely freeze in a way where i can move the things in the background but it leaves it all ghosted and i cant do anything but reboot.
Last problem is sometimes (and much more often in the past few days) is my screen will freeze for a few seconds, go dark, then come back with a message saying "display driver stopped responding but has recovered". This happens a lot while browsing or using paintshop or other programs. Has not happened in games yet.
The card is not overheating, nor is it overclocked. It stays at about 65c-70c when gaming and 45ish when browsing.
I tried going back to an old vid driver and even the newer beta but still the same.
Also tried taking the card out and cleaning out the dust.
Im guessing the Vid card is dying, but I am wondering if it could possibly be something else. It seems strange to have no problems while gaming but problems just sitting at the desktop.
artifacts at the bottom of screen
what i meant by ghosting
sometimes this happens while browsing, affects everything and have to reboot.
Hi there, I'm having exactly the same issue as this and have pretty much the same hardware. I have ruled out the Graphics card and ram. I'm pretty confident it's either motherboard or power supply that's at fault. Have you found a resolution yet?
thanks, for me it's def not the Graphics card as I have tried others etc and still the same thing, I really want to know if "sjm80" tried a different power supply and if it resolved the issue. I dont have easy access to another power supply at the moment.
yeap exactly the same, I get tiny green squares etc and sometime other artifacts the same as sjm80. I have the same motherboard which I suspect to be the cause. I'm just hopeing its the power supply as that will be the easiest thing to replace. I have tried new cables, diff monitor, swapped the RAM out , reseated the CPU, upgraded firmware too