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#1 VaynardX

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 06:01 PM

Hello everyone, I have a problem: My monitor suddenly turned off while I was play a game. I had 2 other apps(google chrome and winamp) playing in the background. Then suddenly, a sudden I heard a sudden *tsk* sound( kinda like the one you hear when you turn on the AVR). So what I did was turn off the pc by holding the power button, then I turned off the avr as well. Then after 20 seconds, I turned on the pc again and it was fine. Nothing smelled burnt or anything, nothing corrupted whatsoever. So guys, what do you think could be the problem?

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 06:14 PM

What are the specs of your machine also is it an internal video card or on-board also by turn off was the monitor not receiving any signal or did the monitor physically turn off?
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Posted 23 April 2010 - 06:28 PM

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Thanks for the quick reply. By the way my specs are as follows:

ASUS motherboard, 2gb kingston ddr2 800 ram, geforce 9400gt vid card<--that's all I can remember. Tell me if you need to know anything.

I think the monitor didnt receive any signal after the *tsk* sound and the winamp suddenly stopped playing after the tsk sound too. What could be the problem?

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 06:31 PM

your video card may have overheated.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 06:53 PM

I will wait for my brother to wake up, coz he's the one who installs the programs. By the way, if in case its really hot, what things should I do?

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 07:10 PM

well ill tell you if its too hot and if it is you will need to clean out the inside of the computer. because there is a possibility that there is dust inside that could heat up the graphics card.
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 12:10 AM

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Well most probably its dusty in there. Havent cleaned the pc for 10months. So its the graphics card getting too hot then? Is that the prob?@>@

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 08:59 AM

yes it most likely is clean it out and then check your temps anything above 50 degrees Celsius is to high but post your temp for the GPU any way in text for just so i see what it is if its too high.
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:14 AM

My bro installed speedfan and was kind of daunted because of the many options.@.@ Therefore he deleted the program.>.< Anyway, can we install speedfan again by just using the defaults? And what does that program do?

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:18 AM

yes and it tells you all of the operating temps of the system including the temp of the vid card.
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:24 AM

Did this happen only 1 time? Unless, it's a recurring issue I wouldn't worry about it. I really doubt that your video card overheated and shutdown your computer.
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 11:58 AM

^

It happened only once. Thankfully it didnt happen again.:thumbsup:

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Hmm, can you guide me sir on how to configure it to optimize system fans?

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 12:03 PM

I don't really use speed fan for adjusting fans i just use it for the temp readout i would just leave the fans alone.
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 12:48 PM

I see, in that case I will post a screenshot if ever the problem will occur again(hopefully not.^_^). Anyway, thanks for the info sir.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 12:50 PM

you are very welcome! :thumbsup:
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