My video driver is crashing and recovering itself in the blink of an eye... but this causes me to lose connection to FFXIV every 5-15 mins. I found this out by checking out the Event Viewer.
There's a beta patch available from the website that includes FFXIV benchmark in the patch notes, but when I d/l the Win7/Vista version... which is the only version available... "This driver is not compatible with your current version of Windows" So I cannot install it. Looking inside the file directory shows that it's only giving me a driver compatible with Vista and not Win7. Sure it's a beta driver... but did they really leave out all Win7 support?
The driver is version 260.63 beta. My current one is version 258.96 (dxdiag is calling this driver version 188.8.131.5296). Does anyone have any advice here?
This only became a problem with the last FFXIV patch. Even yesterday, I crashed 12 times in 40 minutes... then played for 13 hours without a problem. Today I crashed 31 times in 2 hours before I gave up.
Here's some stats in case you think they're useful:
Toshiba Qosmio X505 - Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q740 @ 1.73GHz (8 CPUs)
6144MB DDR3 RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M 3811MB(approx.) 1920x1080