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Screen Going Black Compleatly Randomly

By Mrgreenroom
Sep 10, 2013
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  1. Hi guys,
    My computer is just over a year old with.
    i5-25k,
    660ti,
    msi z68a-gd80
    8gb corsair vengance
    8gb corsair dominator(yeah itll be downclocked)
    Corsair Enthusiast TX V2 CMPSU-850TXV2UK 850W
    windows 7

    Randomly my screen will go black for maybe 1 or 2 seconds then come back on.
    I thought it was the monitor as whenever it happened its settings would reset but ive tried a new monitor and it still happens, its not a loose connection as ive wiggled everything to try to trigger it even a new hdmi cable, im pretty sure it isnt my gpu as it happened with my gpu removed.
    Its a bit crazy cause everything else seems fine so I can continue to control the game and talk to people and my music continues on as normal. it just goes black. I have redone my bios and my gpu is up to date.

    any ideas guys?
    also I should probably try it with oc genie turned off shouldn't I :/
     
  2. Mrgreenroom

    Mrgreenroom TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Also I may have put this in the wrong place on the forum, first time here :)
     
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,443   +220

    FYI, it's been moved here to a more appropriate forum.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,872   +166

    "also I should probably try it with oc genie turned off shouldn't I :/... Did you do this?
     
  5. Mrgreenroom

    Mrgreenroom TS Rookie Topic Starter

    not yet as Im at work right now, but thats my plan for tonight, thing is even if it happens when oc is on its not going to cause it. id prefer to get to the root of the problem rather then only use 75% of my computer.
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,872   +166

    Well, we have try try a few things to get to the problem first, don't we...
     
  7. Mrgreenroom

    Mrgreenroom TS Rookie Topic Starter

  8. Mrgreenroom

    Mrgreenroom TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OK So turning of oc has fixed it it appears, no random turning off at all. however now the powerphases are blinking. :/
     
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,872   +166

    "however now the powerphases are blinking. :/"... What are these?
     
  10. Mrgreenroom

    Mrgreenroom TS Rookie Topic Starter

    On the motherboard above the cpu there are 10 blue powerphase indicator lights normally these are steady and unflickering and they should be. now they are flickering.

    My computer seems unaffected though.
    I am slighly worried.
     
  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,872   +166

    Maybe a power supply issue, but if the computer is working normally don't worry now...
     
     
  12. Mrgreenroom

    Mrgreenroom TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It is doing it still I am still running everything in vanilla. I guess it never stopped its totally random. Thankyou your continued help I really appreciate it.

    Do you know if there is anyway I can debug if it is my PSU?
     
  13. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,872   +166

    ... or more likely the video card
     
  14. Mrgreenroom

    Mrgreenroom TS Rookie Topic Starter

    This started happening before I got my video card. I only recently got one. So I'm sure that cannot be the cause of this weirdness. I ran it without and this still happens
     
  15. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,872   +166

    Okay, back to power supply. Only way to test is swap with another one
     
  16. Mrgreenroom

    Mrgreenroom TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok im able to get another one for testing but not for a while, any other ideas I can try in the mean time?
     
  17. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,872   +166



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