So I was having issues with my display driver crashing starting about November (my computer is very new, <1 year old). On certain games, my display driver would frequently and randomly crash, my game would crash, and I would be kicked to the desktop. This would happen infrequently--maybe 1x/hour. Never during light use (web browsers, etc.) does this happen.
Where I Am Now:
I started having more frequent crashes in a different game starting this week. Sometimes, this would happen in less than a minute of starting the game. I decided to uninstall (in safe mode, etc.) and reinstall the drivers to see if that would fix my display driver crashing problem. Now, I have a different and much worse problem (and my computer is basically useless for gaming now)--
Now, instead of my display driver dying, the HDMI port dies, and as far as I can tell, there is no way to recover from this aside from restarting my computer. So basically, whenever I want to play this game, I have to restart my computer within 5 min of the game loading.
What I Want To Know:
How do I fix this? I spent quite a bit of money on my computer, and it pretty much won't work.
What I Have Done For Debug So Far:
- Uninstalled (in safe mode) and reinstalled drivers--this made the problem worse
- Did a power supply rating calculation--no issues here
- Checked my drivers to make sure they are latest
Questions I Have:
- Could this be an issue with my surge protector? --But wouldn't this cause my entire computer to crash...
OS - Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 1511 (build 10586.63)
Graphics Card - XFX Double Dissipation R9 380 (Drivers are up to date)
CPU - 3.50 gigahertz Intel Core i5-4690K
Power Supply - EVGA 600 B1 80+ BRONZE, 600W