I am new to this site, but I wanted to ask users of the same card what may be the problem. As the title states, after long periods of time of my computer being in sleep / screensaver mode.. when I wake it up.. the graphics card starts to experience artifacting. In addition, when I watch youtube videos I will get green screens after it has been artifacting. I keep getting the error "Nvidia Drivers have stopped working but have been recovered". After I reinstall the drivers everything goes back to normal without a problem which makes NO sense if it is a hardware issue? I am on stock settings.
I have tried:
1) Different Drivers
2) Reseating the graphics card and making sure all power cables are connected correctly
3) Made sure the connections between the card and my monitor via Dual-Link DVI were secure and proper
4) Ran Furmark stress tests to see if it would show the artifacting (didn't)
Also, I have noted that this was after I have purchased my new monitor, the BenQ XL2420T.
Now I got this card from somebody around 7 months back. I do not have the receipt anymore, unfortunately. People keep telling me to return it, but I do not think I can do so. Also, I do not think it is necessary since it seems to not be a hardware problem. Why would reinstalling drivers fix the hardware? If it was artifacting no matter what.. then yes I would know the card is defective.
If anyone has any advice on what is going on or if I can RMA in a situation I am now.. it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance, and I hope you have a terrific day.