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What could be causing these issues?

#1DifferentialEquationPosted 10/20/2013 10:12:28 AM(edited)
I've been experiencing some issues with my computer within the last week or so.

First, I am frequently getting 3 - 5 second lock ups of system. Though I'm not certain, it seems like this might only be happening when using firefox.

Second, sometimes my mouse cursor will be turn invisible on my second monitor. The actual cursor gets stuck at the edge of my monitor when I try to move it onto the second one; it does actually go onto the second one, it's just invisible and a pain in the ass to use. Once this happens, the only way I've been able to get the cursor to return to its normal behavior is with a restart.

Sometimes the cursor will also just be the wrong type and not change back. For example, sometimes it turs into the capital i shape you get when hovering over a textbox, and then it just gets stuck like that.

My computer is only about two years old, so I hope nothing is dying on it. Thanks in advance.


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#2fataliPosted 10/20/2013 10:41:39 AM
Do you have a Nvidia card from the 400-500 series?
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#3DifferentialEquation(Topic Creator)Posted 10/20/2013 10:44:37 AM(edited)
fatali posted...
Do you have a Nvidia card from the 400-500 series?


Yeah, I have a 560 gtx. And I think I just recently updated to the most recent driver.
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#4fataliPosted 10/20/2013 10:50:28 AM(edited)
The problem is your video driver, everything pass the version 214.22 of Nvidia causes issues with the cards older than the 600 series, I have a GTX 560 and had those problems until I reverted to the older drivers.

I heard some people fixed it disabling hardware acceleration in firefox, but I think is pretty stupid that Nvidia is not fixing this after months, and I'm almost sure it will never be fixed, to force people into buying new cards.
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#5DifferentialEquation(Topic Creator)Posted 10/20/2013 11:46:12 AM(edited)
fatali posted...
The problem is your video driver, everything pass the version 214.22 of Nvidia causes issues with the cards older than the 600 series, I have a GTX 560 and had those problems until I reverted to the older drivers.

I heard some people fixed it disabling hardware acceleration in firefox, but I think is pretty stupid that Nvidia is not fixing this after months, and I'm almost sure it will never be fixed, to force people into buying new cards.


Thanks. I'll try rolling back my drivers.

Did you mean 314.22?

I looked up the old drivers on Nvidia's site and they don't go back that far. But I found 314.22
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#6WerdnAndreWPosted 10/20/2013 12:03:14 PM
314.22 is the one. I used DDU to uninstall my drivers and installed the latest. Haven't given me any problems so far.
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#7DifferentialEquation(Topic Creator)Posted 10/20/2013 12:28:19 PM
Thanks. I downloaded 314.22 and just did a clean install. Seems to have resolved the issues so far.
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#8fataliPosted 10/20/2013 12:52:17 PM
yeah I meant 314.22, damn tiny phone keyboard.
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#9JKatarnPosted 10/20/2013 9:34:42 PM
fatali posted...
The problem is your video driver, everything pass the version 214.22 of Nvidia causes issues with the cards older than the 600 series, I have a GTX 560 and had those problems until I reverted to the older drivers.

I heard some people fixed it disabling hardware acceleration in firefox, but I think is pretty stupid that Nvidia is not fixing this after months, and I'm almost sure it will never be fixed, to force people into buying new cards.


Do you mean 314.22? I'd been using that on my old 460 (and now on my 660 OC), and haven't had any regular/major problems.
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#10JKatarnPosted 10/20/2013 9:35:44 PM
DifferentialEquation posted...
Thanks. I downloaded 314.22 and just did a clean install. Seems to have resolved the issues so far.


Yes, Nvidia has really dropped the ball with their recent driver releases - I'm waiting for another 2/3 WHQL driver updates before I even think of updating.
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