Hello, first time poster. Having a serious issue where my monitor (seemingly) loses power/signal momentarily, resulting in a 5~6 second period where the screen is black while it reboots itself. It happens randomly and suddenly, screen goes black, it shows it's start-up screen (BenQ logo) and then is working like normal again. I have found that it occurs occasionally while just browsing the web, but extremely often while playing DotA2 or CS:GO (while not in any other games I have tested) which leads me to believe it may be a GPU issue (or an issue specific to these two games?).
If you have any insight as to what may possibly be going wrong, it would be greatly appreciated.
OK well I had an Issue with one of my sapphire HD7950s where it randomly put of the monitor for a time.
Do you have another monitor? You can try adding another monitor and checking, if both go off at the same time, its the card, ahve it RMAd
Mine actually failed outright on me after about 2 months of doing this, slowly increasing in frequency.
Thank you for the insight. I was thinking that it probably was (but hoping it wasn't) my GPU failing but that seems to be the case. I tested with another monitor connected to my onboard Intel GPU and tried to recreate the issue, resulting in only the monitor connected to my 7950 turning off. I'm not sure if this test is conclusive of anything, but unfortunately I have no other way to testing.
I have no experience with RMAs in the past, what exactly will I need? I'm not sure I have the original box still, but it was purchased new from Newegg.com in November and I have that information.