I would think either bad driver or heat problem do you have any sort of monitor for the gfx card / chip ?
I only use a dedicated gfx card for games not onboard chips.
But its must be a new pc with a i3 so I would think the driver needs sorting out more then a heat problem open the side of your case and see if it still happens as this will make the gfx chip cooler as more air is allowed in, if it does work better with the case side off then maybe get a fan for the chip.
As I mentioned in my post, it is an i3-530 (Clarkdale) CPU with integrated HD graphics. I have a great CPU cooling solution, my CPU never gets above 32C.
My problem lies with the Intel drivers!
I should also mention, that before I upgraded my hard drives, I had found a working driver! (But I don't remember the version number...) Luckily I keep my old drive intact. I guess I'll have to put it back in to find out exactly which version of the Intel HD Graphics drivers that worked. I was hoping that one of the forum readers ( or someone from Intel) had encountered this problem.
BTW, I just installed version 2266... same problem.
If you would have paid more attention to the description of the CPU I am using, you would have noticed that it is an i3-530 Clarkdale chip that has both the CPU and HD Graphics in one package! Overheating is not an issue.
It IS a driver problem that I was hoping Intel would fix.
Thanks for the reply anyway...
Must tell you this intel forum is not moderated so you will only get help from people bugs should be emailed to them or the real support.
As I said you fixed the problem by rolling back the driver problem solved wait till next driver after you have reported the bug to them.
So maybe read about the forum first and seeing as not one else helped I think your being rude.