OK, I've scoured around and can't really find the words to do a good google search.
I have an xFx Gerfoce 6800 128mb card that is giving me grief
I recently installed a dvd burner and ever since, my card has been acting up. Let me define the problems. At first, randomly, whenever I boot up, the windows screen will have graphical artifacts, esp. around the mouse, like horozontal lines bleeding through. Since then, I have unplugged the burner and took out the card and put it back in and made sure all the power connectors were secure. Now, it boots normally and appears almost like nothings wrong. However, just as before, the longer I leave my machine on, the monitor begins shutting off and turning back on and I 'lose' mouse control briefly. Music still plays normally and my programs still run as if nothing had happened, but I cannot interact with them or read mouse or keyboard actions. When I reboot or install "new" drivers, the monitor cleans up and acts normally until it's been on awhile. I check the temp and but the core is never much higher 64 C. I have noticed whenever my cd is running or a bump the case, the screen gets worse and starts doing the screen reboot over and over again.
I have tried different monitors but haven't tired the card in a new machine. At times, it seems like it's software b/c the screen gets better depending on what window i'm in, like if i do something to refresh it it clears up and whenever I change out the drivers. But other times, when I bump the case or when the cd is running and it gets worse, I feel like it's loose or something? I have no clue what is wrong and can't find anyone who's had the same problem.
I'd just like to have some direction on how to fix it
Thanks for any help you can offer.