I have a NVidia Quadro P620 graphics card, provided with my HP Z240 PC, bought new in mid-2019.
It runs Windows 10 that I have installed cleanly from an ISO site Microsoft. "Windows 10.0.18362.476".
I've been running Windows 10 on a number of computers since it was released and I've never had this problem before. These computers mainly use NVidia graphics cards.
I'm using the "dark theme" to save my sight.
There is no problem with the display of images, videos, advanced 3D visuals or everything related to the graphics card, apart from the problem of drawing the GUI that I will describe, especially with "File Explorer". I want it to be very clear. The graphics card can not be logically damaged physically. This must have something to do with the drivers and / or settings and / or Windows 10 itself.
The question is very specific and seems very minor, but it literally drives me crazy. I really think I'm losing my mind because of the frequency with which this happens:
Almost every time I open a File Explorer window, there is one or more frames when the window has a bright white background, just before drawing the background to it. even (which is dark). For the human eye, this sounds like a "flash" net, as if the screen was taking a picture of my face with a camera in the dark.
I went up to close eyes every time I have to open a file explorer (which happens literally thousands of times a day), even if my eyes are closed, I can still "see" the flash because of the extreme contrast between it and the Real background. It burns through my eyelids.
At first I suspected that they (Microsoft) might have ignored quality assurance for the "performance-optimized" settings that I normally use, which ignore all the animations, the eyecandy and other. However, even when I activate all of this, it still displays this split image (or some images) of the white background and sometimes what appear to be partially drawn sub-elements within the window. In other words, we can exclude that as a solution.
When I installed this computer (ie Windows 10), my first instinct was that something was "off". All the computers that I have since the early 2000s, including those in Windows 10, have felt very "lively" and "responsive" in terms of GUI display. In other words, except in case of temporary problems with the drivers of the graphics card. The way this PC draws and behaves looks like these temporary problems of the past, when Windows used some kind of "backup mode" in which things were not optimized and "ready for production", but "was enough to work while you repair the "driver emits".
howeverthis time, I tried this a few times:
I've tried the drivers Microsoft provide via the operating system Windows / GUI, and make sure there are no updates that it can use It literally says that I manage the best / latest drivers.
I have manually downloaded the drivers of HP's website for the exact product: https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-z240-tower-workstation/8354563/model/8354564?sku=5UD37ES
I have manually downloaded the drivers on Nvidia.com – https://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/151056/en-us – both "stable" and "blowing edge", making sure that I have chosen the right options.
No matter what I install and the number of reboots the machine, no matter how many times I modify various NVidia "3D settings" in its special control panel, such as "maximize for performance" ( deactivation of the energy saving). stuff), the same problem remains.
I closely monitor the NVidia web page for updated drivers. However, they have not published any updates since I started having these problems (that is, the day I got the machine). I hope of course that they will soon publish an update, but I am skeptical as to whether they are even aware of this problem and even more skeptical about knowing about it. they will solve it in the next update. I do not even understand how that can happen at all.
Speaking of HP and NVidia, I spent a lot of time trying to contact them and chat with their collaborators. I am sad to announce that they have no idea. In fact, I'm pretty sure I did not even communicate to humans because they did not even seem to read or understand what I was typing.
As mentioned, it has affected me very strongly on a psychological level. I will spare you a long "speech" and just say that I can not work like that.
If anyone has a good idea of what might be causing it and that he knows a solution, Please Help me! You are my only hope now.