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Strange Computer Crash

By AlexTheSeal ยท 6 replies
Apr 29, 2018
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  1. So for a while I ran games such as CS:GO, and TF2 and they maintain atleast 60 fps in ultra settings in 1080p. But recently I have bought Far cry 4 and Bioshock infinate, but when ever it gets to the loading screen the whole computer shuts off power like it is being unplugged. THE WEIRD THING is that when I plug in a DVI cable from the graphics card to my 720p samsung moniter then all the games work at ultras (1920x1080 in the settings), but when I plug it into the TCL 1080p TV then it crashes. I really can't figure out what is going on?

    Specs:
    GTX 1080
    Intel core I7
    16 gb of ddr4 ram

    MSI Z170I Gaming Pro AC Mini-ITX
    1 TB hard drive

    A while back I used to play Tomb raider 2013, but I haven't ran it recently and will try soon to see if it crashes like the others. I used to play it on a 4k tv and it worked fine. EXACT SAME SETUP.
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,355   +1,388

    I assume a HDMI connection??

    If so, let the TCL 1080p TV become the source of the driver selection,
    1. be sure to select the HDMI port of the PC as the tv source
    2. then power off the PC and the TV
    3. connect the two with a good HDMI cable
    4. first power on the TV
    5. then the PC
    You should see the PC auto-discovery load a new HDMI driver
     
  3. AlexTheSeal

    AlexTheSeal TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How would I do that going through the Nvidia control panel
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,355   +1,388

    That's the issue - - YOU DON'T. Follow the above and it all works out. If the PC needs another driver, it gets loaded without your assistance.
     
  5. AlexTheSeal

    AlexTheSeal TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How do I select the HDMI port of the PC as the tv source. The computer is still shutting off when I try to run the game through HDMI
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,355   +1,388

    Backwards; set the TV source as the proper HDMI slot :)
     
  7. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Guru Posts: 888   +158

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