Display blinking occasionally while playing games (NVIDIA)

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    Display blinking occasionally while playing games (NVIDIA)


    I don't know what's causing this, I really hope it's not my GPU as that's only a few months old, but the screen will turn black for a second, then come back on, while playing various games. Sometimes it won't happen for a few days, other times it does it 3 or 4 times during my hour or two hour-long play sessions. My drivers are up to date, as is GF Experience (not using the betas, either). I've updated since it started and it's still doing it.
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    Only when playing games? Have you monitored the temperatures? When did you start noticing this issue?

    Probably the most obvious question would be; Have you checked the display cable and tried a different port? Use Display Port if possible and don't use any cable over 2-3m, preferably 1-1.8m. An other idea would be to revert back to the 411.70 drivers since the r416 drivers have been troublesome for some users.
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    Faith said: View Post
    Only when playing games? Have you monitored the temperatures? When did you start noticing this issue?

    Probably the most obvious question would be; Have you checked the display cable and tried a different port? Use Display Port if possible and don't use any cable over 2-3m, preferably 1-1.8m. An other idea would be to revert back to the 411.70 drivers since the r416 drivers have been troublesome for some users.
    Temperatures are fine, it's not overheating. I switched to a different cable because it was blinking a lot more on the old one, even outside of games.
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    So it's blinking outside of games aswell, and differently depending on the cable? What cable and port are you using exactly? Try out the DVI-D/D-Sub input instead (or the HDMI if you're on DVI). If changing the cable, port or reverting back the driver doesn't fix this then it's probably a hardware issue. Not sure about the GPU though, but if you can connect another monitor to it for testing then you would know for sure. I suspect the monitor being faulty if I'm being honest, but it's a guess based on the information here.
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    Faith said: View Post
    So it's blinking outside of games aswell, and differently depending on the cable? What cable and port are you using exactly? Try out the DVI-D/D-Sub input instead (or the HDMI if you're on DVI). If changing the cable, port or reverting back the driver doesn't fix this then it's probably a hardware issue. Not sure about the GPU though, but if you can connect another monitor to it for testing then you would know for sure. I suspect the monitor being faulty if I'm being honest, but it's a guess based on the information here.
    My monitor only has HDMI, DVI, and VGA ports. I currently lack the proper cables to test this.
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    If you still have warranty left you can claim it. It seems to be a hardware fault
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    adder said: View Post
    If you still have warranty left you can claim it. It seems to be a hardware fault
    The only thing I may have warranty on is the GPU.
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