I've been having an issue lately with my 970. At completely random times my display blacks out for anywhere from 1-3 seconds and comes back. Sound and gameplay continue normally. It usually occurs in gaming but even happens sometimes while browsing the web or doing other mundane tasks and often goes for hours without happening before hitting a spurt where it can happen 5 times in 3 minutes, very random it seems. The flicker is pretty much identical to what happens when installing new drivers so I'm leaning towards a driver issue, especially considering that I didn't have the problem for the first few months I had the card installed. Naturally I've tried clean driver installs, both with the Nvidia application and using DDU to wipe the drivers clean, using considerably older drivers from back before I remember having the problem, and several options settings in the Nvidia control panel that I saw on some forums but nothing has worked. Has anyone else experienced this or have any suggestions?