Monitor flickering when starting up a game

My monitor flickers in different shades of black whenever I start up a game. The colours make it look like the display is turning on and off. I can alt-tab/ctrl-alt-del to kill the game but the problem persists until I restart. After I restart my computer, the games work fine and I can play for hours.

I have reinstalled my graphics drivers, then my operating system, switched monitors with a friend and ruled out overheating(since I could play for hours after a restart).

A friend of mine suggested that the only thing constant in my tests was my habit of putting my computer to sleep at night but I dont think its causing the issue since a lot of people do that right? But indeed after a night's sleep the games act up again.

Any help with my issue would be appreciated.

My system:
Intel Core i5 3570 @ 3.5Ghz
MSI Pro Gaming Motherboard (I forgot the model number)
Nvidia GTX 760 from MSI
700W PSU Silverstone
128gb Samsung SSD
750GB Seagate HDD

Witcher 3
Fallout 4

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If it only happens from sleep

And a reboot solves it, then it's some driver issue. Try the latest from your card's maker and if not try other than sleep. Try hibernation.

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Check your monitor

Make sure you turn off anything saying "automatic contrast" or "automatic brightness".

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