I built my PC last year with the following configuration:
- Intel Core i3-4360
- ASRock H81M-HDS LGA 1150 mATX Intel Motherboard
- HyperX Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model HX316C10FBK2/8
- Crucial M500
- Inland Gold Series ILG-400-2 400 Watt ATX Power Supply
- Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, later moved to Windows 8.1 64-bit
- Dual monitor setup through HDMI and DVI. Sound through HDMI to the built-in speakers in the monitor
Ever since I built it I've been having constant graphics driver crashes and I would get the popup of "Graphics display driver has stopped working and has recovered". The problem will arise constantly whenever there's some kind of strain on the integrated graphics from the CPU. The thing that is really annoying is that the strain it takes to crash it is ridiculously low: watching videos on my HDD, online videos, whenever there's a website with GIFs, even when I scroll down a website "fast")
At first I talked to Intel and ASRock support. They both suggested installing and uninstalling different versions of the Intel graphics driver (ASRock website, from Intel's website and from other websites as well). Then both Intel and ASRock suggested it could just be corrupted OS installation, so I went and performed a clean install of Windows 8.1 64-bit. The problem persisted.
Intel's support then proposed to run a diagnostic test on the CPU with their own tool: Flawless according to the software. Then they suggested a RAM diagnostic tool: no problem as well.
I kept trying with different driver ans the problem persisted. Finally I ended up sending my motherboard to ASRock for service since it's still under warranty. I got it back yesterday and assembled my PC back only to find that the problem persisted. I updated the drivers to ASRock's website driver again without success, and then updated to the latest driver for the 4600 HD from Intel's website with the same results.
Can someone think of anything else to do here? My BIOS is up to date, all the other drivers in my computer are as well. The computer works perfectly and is blazing fast. The only problem I run into is the annoying constant graphics driver crashing.