Need Tech Help - GPU Problems
I don't know where else to ask this so I'll ask here since it's related to 3D work. :)
My video card keeps crashing while I'm working. At first it was just while I was working in Poser and now it crashed while in Photoshop. What happens is the screen goes dark (my monitor goes into standby mode when nothing is being transmitted to it and this is what I mean by going dark) and then about 15 - 60 seconds later the screen comes back to life and I get an error message #3 that says the GPU has crashed. I click okay and then my program (either Poser or Photoshop so far) will immediately close.
I've never had anything like this happen before so I don't know what to do. Is my card giving out on me? It's only just over a year old! Is there something I can do to check the health of my GPU or figure out what the real problem is?
Specs: I'm running Windows 7 Home Edition 64-bit. I've updated to the very latest Nvidia drivers for my GPU. My GPU is a GeForce GT 430 2GB 128-bit DDR3. I also have 16GB of RAM and a 3.2Ghz x6 processor.
Please help if you can. I'll listen to any and all suggestions!