|hi nadine, same thing happens to me here. i have the same video card and symptoms are the same as yours. but what happened to me was first, i noticed some discoloration on the monitor like the mouse pointer turns red and my browser tabs turn blue and then black. then it worsens to the blinking state until it never turns back on. but im sure the pc is working coz the sounds are playing well, its just that i cant see whats going on. |
also there would be some instances where it would freeze like what you've experienced. Yes the only solution would be restarting the pc by force but in addition, it would not start in some cases and would give 1 long beep followed by 2 short beeps. So that gives me the conclusion that the problem is on the video card.
So what i did to check this was to remove the video card and connect the monitor directly to the motherboard slot. im still observing if it would show the same symptoms as before.
PS: this problem occurred to me while watching video from the internet. unlike what you said that video streaming doesn't affect yours but still, same video related case.