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Hi guy's

 

This has been happening a bit lately :o

Basically I get a black screen for 1 or 2 seconds and then a pop-up message from windows saying that "The video card driver stopped working and has now recovered"

I have the latest driver for this >  NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 (MSI) card + I'm running at default settings... no over clocking bla bla bla on this very low grade card.

I'm wondering If my power supply might be failing ? This card only draws 30 watt' however this black screen issue only happens when my PC is doing very little or at idle ?

If I'm watching full screen HD video or playing a 3D resource hungry game it's ok :blink:

 

Oh yeah I'm still using Vista  :unsure:

 

Any ideas, help...

 

Craig

 

 

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which latest drivers are you running, Windows ones or Nvidia ones?

 

there'll be a difference, and it can be quiet a few versions difference.

 

whatever one you are using, try the other source.

 

how old is the card?

any chance this is some sort of power save or coming out of standby mode sort of thing?

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Hi mta 

 

I'm using Nvidia's Driver version 10.18.13.6519 and the Geforce gui states that the driver is up to date.

The card is about 2 year's old and I'm running "High performance" power settings in Windows > No Sleep, No Hibernation, etc.

Windows Device Manager reports that (This device is working properly)

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Could just be crappy new drivers or drivers your system doesn't like, try an older version of drivers and see if they give you any issues.

 

Could also be the GPU (graphics card) is starting to die. At 2 years old that's the longest any of them have ever lasted in my system before needing replacement - and I don't play any PC games.

 

If you have another GPU that's not being used anymore which is compatible with your system you could use it to test with to figure out if that MSI GPU you have is starting to fail.

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Basically I get a black screen for 1 or 2 seconds and then a pop-up message from windows saying that "The video card driver stopped working and has now recovered"

I have the latest driver for this >  NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 (MSI) card + I'm running at default settings... no over clocking bla bla bla on this very low grade card.

 

i have the same thing with asus nvidia 720m (3 years old) from time to time. i have tryed the older driver from manufacturer and the newer - however this driver collapses come back. after the driver collapse it initialized itself on w8.1.

 

 

how do you say in english - s**t happens? :lol:

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Could just be crappy new drivers or drivers your system doesn't like, try an older version of drivers and see if they give you any issues.

 

Could also be the GPU (graphics card) is starting to die. At 2 years old that's the longest any of them have ever lasted in my system before needing replacement - and I don't play any PC games.

 

If you have another GPU that's not being used anymore which is compatible with your system you could use it to test with to figure out if that MSI GPU you have is starting to fail.

Hi Andervari

 

The current driver for this card has been installed and running with no problems for age's  :)

As for the card starting to die ? well I got 6 years out of my old original ATI card before the fan on the card failed... apart from the fan' the card still worked... until the temp got to much for it  :lol:

Anyway thanks all for the suggestions :)  

I think I've got just got to bite the bullet and get a new machine... had this for 8 years... so bye bye Vista ! and hello Windows 10  B)

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Craig, have you made sure the contacts are clean for the vid card and any other pluggable hardware like RAM? Easily done, usually just unplug them a time or two, but if it the contacts have darkened a pencil eraser will magically brighten them up.

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