Hi all, first post.
I ordered a custom box last year. Everything works as advertised except that once I have been playing a game for a while, my monitors (2) start to flicker black for 1-2 seconds. Given that it only happens when I am gaming and have been doing so for at least 45 minutes to an hour, I believe that it is something to do with either my power supply not being able to provide enough juice for the graphics card. I'm not a hardware guy however, so this may be completely off base. I was hoping that perhaps some of you might have experience with similar issues or might at least be able to point me toward a more firm diagnosis.
I run Ubuntu 12.10 on one partition and Windows 7 on another. It had been a problem in Windows for the entire year; I've been living on the Linux side for work and had never seen it happen there until I booted up Minecraft. Sure enough, after a couple of hours of play, it starts going haywire. When it only happened when I played Battlefield 3 in Windows 7, I had assumed it was a software problem. Now that I have two data points in two different OSes with two different games, however, I'm more inclined to think there is something wonky with my hardware.
Here are my computer stats:
CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHx 10MB Cache LGA2011
MOTHERBOARD: Asus P9X79 Pro
POWERSUPPLY: 700 Watts
HDD: 1TB SATA-III 5.0Gb 7200RPM
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB
MEMORY: 16GB (4x4) DDR3/1600MHz Quad Channel RAM
COOLING: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan
This is plugged into two Acer 231HL 23" Monitors.
Help me Obiwan, you're my only hope :-)