I'm a long time listener/watcher of Dan and John's content but a recent member of the site. Since they both only have good things to say of the community when talking during guides and the podcast I decided to join.
Since many of you guys produce content for WGG and know your way around the technical workings of a computer I thought that I would be able to figure out what is sheisty with my graphics card. The computer itself is a premade HP computer that runs Windows 7 with an intel i5 processor.
Anyway, I've had the computer since August and has operated fine. I recently updated the driver for the Nvidia card which is a geforce 310. Ever since then, every once in a while (probably after watching videos/streams for many hours) the card will freak out, the screen goes black, and then will flick back on. The little notifications center in the bottom right of the task bar will say "The graphics device has failed and recovered." Everything goes on it's merry way except if I had a video running at the time, then the visual screen of it turns bright green and the audio works fine. All I have to do is refresh and I'm good to go.
So, is this just a weird thing from the update? Should I just not worry about it until Nvidia comes out with another update, or is there something I can do in the Nvidia control panel to see if I can fix it? I can make my way around a computer pretty well as long as someone explains what I'm looking for.
Thanks a bunch to anyone who takes the time to read this help me!