3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 16, 2014 11:10 AM by sylvia_intel

    Pentium G3258 + MSI Mobo Issue W/ Win7


      hi all,

      So, I'm a new buyer from Intel, previously an AMD user. I decided to make the switch when I noticed how smooth the core i5 was in a stock, low-end computer I was using. I am also training to be a PC technician, so I decided to build my own rig after my old computer died out.


      However, now that I have the rig put together and everything is up to date, I am having some major problems with my MSI Z97 Gaming 3 Board, and my Intel Pentium G3258 Processor (20th Anniversary special).

      It started with my DotA 2 minimizing itself for no reason when I try to play. That issue got solved, but now it crashes for no reason sometimes. And that isn't the only issue. The other issue I had is the CONSTANT screen flickering with the error message of "Display Driver stopped responding and has made a successful recovery." It tells me that it is using Intel HD Graphics for Windows 8, when I'm running a Windows 7 Home Premium system. It happens more often when I'm using Google Chrome, and/or watching YouTube videos. I have not ran into this issue with any other computer, and I tried Intel's device scanner + drivers updater, but it says I am up to date. I am running two monitors at once, using extended Desktop, with dual monitors function enabled on my BIOS.


      How can I fix this?


      OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit)

      MB: MSI Z97 Gaming 3

      Processor: Intel Pentium G3258 Duo-Core 3.2 ghz Desktop Model

      RAM: 4GB

      Monitors: ASUS VW199 (1440x900) (Primary), Dynex BBY LCD TV (1360x768) (Secondary)