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Monitor randomly loses signal/graphics mess up/PC crashes

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#1 Somechick668


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Posted 10 December 2016 - 07:24 AM

Hellooo theree :)


Having a bit of trouble with my PC. Built by myself a couple of years ago and had no problems at all until now.


It's not the monitor. Tested this. There are no weird temp increases or decreases in GPU. Need to check CPU.

Used driver cleaning software to clean out every trace of remaining drivers and installed fresh ones.

Haven't tried a new PSU or GPU. It did make an intermittent whirring sound then went silent and then repeated. This stopped when I switched to on-board graphics and stopped using my dedicated GPU.

It's been running fine using my on-board GPU. No signal loss or glitchy screen since switching to on-board GPU.

Before I go out and buy a new GPU, do you guys reckon this is the problem too? My old GPU is still plugged into the motherboard and fans are still spinning so I guess it's still drawing power so can I rule out a PSU issue?  Whining noise and signal/freezing issues have been solved just by switching to on board graphics.


I don't have spare parts to thoroughly test the component myself :(


I think it's the GPU. I don't know of a way to test the PSU without another PSU to hand. Motherboard works when using on board GPU so surely not the motherboard?


Don't want to splash hundreds out for another GPU without knowing for sure if I can help it. Thanks guys <3


Specs below:


CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K @ 3.5GHZ
GPU: MSI Nvidia Geforce GTX 760 Twin Frozr 4GB DDR5 OC'D G-Series Edition
RAM: 8GB Kingston Hyper X Beast @ 2400mhz
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS5X Performa
PSU: Corsair CX750M (Modular)
HDD 1: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue
HDD 2: 2 TB Seagate Barracuda
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case
Monitor: ASUS VG248QE 24"

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 10:21 AM

Let's try looking at these 2 sets of reports:

Report Set #1)  Please run this report collecting tool (even though you may not be experiencing BSOD's) so that we can provide a complete analysis: (from the pinned topic at the top of the forum)   http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/
FYI - I don't often use the Perfmon report, so if it doesn't work please just let me know.

Please zip up the (.ZIP) files - do not use .RAR or other compression utilities. 
.ZIP is the type file that can be uploaded to the forums.

Report Set #2)  Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on the "Administrative Events" heading
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).

FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504

While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility: 

SpeedFan v. 4.5.1 and later (free from here:  http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php ) can log temperatures in a CSV file:
You may not need to log temps - if uncertain, please ask.

To make it work (log the temps to a file) you have to do BOTH of the below:

1. Enable logging in general: Configure...Log...check "Enabled" then click on OK to save.

2. Enable logging for specific checks: Configure...Temperatures..left click on each sensor, then click on "Logged" at the bottom of the Window (for our purposes we want them all) then once you've selected "Logged" for all sensors, then click on OK to save.

The log will be located at C:\Program Files (x86)\SpeedFan

Naming: log files are named SFLogYYYYMMDD.csv, where YYYY is the year (four digits), MM is the month (2 digits, zero padded) and DD is the day (2 digits, zero padded). If a file already exists by that name, the file that already exists is renamed according to the following naming scheme: SFLogYYYYMMDD-CCCC.csv, where CCCC is a increasing number. The new file is then created with the standard file name scheme.

Notes: whenever you change the options related with logging, SpeedFan starts a new log file.

NOTE:You may want to turn logging off when we're done - as I don't know it's impact on performance or on the system.

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