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#1 thebigmussel

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 03:52 PM

Hello,

I have built my very first computer and have been running into trouble when it comes to trying to play any video games. After about 10 minutes to an hour of play a game (depending on the game) my monitor will go blank. Occasionally when this happens my power button will start flashing. At first I thought it was my graphics card so I switch it out with another on, but the problem continued. Next, I check to see if was over heating but when I tested the temperatures of the GPU and CPU would never go over 40 ºC. At this point I am at my wits end and don't know where to go with this. Either the PCI-E port is bad or the GPU is not getting enough power, but I don't know for sure. Could some one please help me out.

Thank you,

 Specs listed below:

 

Motherboard:

Asrock 960GM/U3S3 FX

 

CPU:

2X AMD FX™-6300 Six-Core Processor 3.50Hz

RAM 8.00 GB

 

GPU:

MSI Nvidia Gefroce GTX 950 Gaming 2G GDDR5 (350 watt required)

 

Power Supply:

Evea 500 B 500W

 

Hard Drive:

WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD10EZEX -

OEM 

 

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Edited by thebigmussel, 24 January 2016 - 03:58 PM.


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Posted 24 January 2016 - 04:19 PM

Your PSU is plenty for that combo of hardware.  Unless it has something wrong with it, it is plenty for your set up (I'm running an I7-5820K with a GTX 960, SSD and a WD 1TB black and an LG blu-ray burner on an Antec 520w PSU with no issues whatsoever).

 

When you say "power button", are you talking the power button on the PC or on the monitor?

 

If it is the monitor it sounds like the power inverter is going bad on it.  It is actually not too difficult to fix the power supply side of the monitor's board by replacing the capacitors, but it's a lot easier to show someone how than to describe it. 



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Posted 24 January 2016 - 04:19 PM

Run tests like memtestx86 and post results

Don't even think about it if your not sure


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Posted 24 January 2016 - 04:31 PM

And post results to determine which component has failed

Don't even think about it if your not sure


#5 thebigmussel

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 05:44 PM

When you say "power button", are you talking the power button on the PC or on the monitor?

I mean my PC (i.e. tower)
 
 
I can't seem to upload the files and I don't know what programs will read them. Not sure if I did the test right . Nothing seemed to fail.


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Posted 24 January 2016 - 10:30 PM

Ok, did you ran every test? Like HDD, ram, gpu, cpu, etc.

Ask a friend if you can borrow his pc (no laptop) and swap the card in it try playing a bit in your friends computer if it does the same then its your gpu of it doesn't then we can rule out the gpu

Don't even think about it if your not sure


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Posted 24 January 2016 - 10:35 PM

Also let's keep every component in constant monitor while playing especially gpu of something overheats then that component is probably the cause

Don't even think about it if your not sure


#8 thebigmussel

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 10:48 PM

I figured out how to run the memtest86 but wasn't able to finish because the monitor lost signal and the power button on the tower started flashing. I still will try doing on my friends PC. 



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Posted 24 January 2016 - 11:12 PM

What code did the led gave like 3 long flashes and 2 short flashes or other combinations?

Don't even think about it if your not sure


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Posted 24 January 2016 - 11:15 PM

Let me explain fast , the led is controlled by the mother board when Turns off by an error it gives a code to point out what failed or what happened and that's what we need

Don't even think about it if your not sure


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Posted 24 January 2016 - 11:16 PM

Don't forget to monitor the components

Don't even think about it if your not sure


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Posted 25 January 2016 - 06:03 PM

I tired the test again and when the light started flashing I didn't really notice a pattern.  It lasted for 10 seconds and the pulses seemed evenly spaced



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Posted 25 January 2016 - 09:56 PM

No beeps?

Don't even think about it if your not sure


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Posted 26 January 2016 - 02:28 PM

no beeps



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Posted 26 January 2016 - 06:23 PM

Tested the gpu on your friends computer? If yes and the test passed test th PSU or power supply unit on your friends computer

Don't even think about it if your not sure





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