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May 12, 2013 6:27:16 AM

Ok so I thought I was ok with computers, but this time Im stumped.

I could be browsing the net, watching a video or most often playing a game, but inevitbly the system crashes. When it crashes the screen turns almost brown with vertical lines, I usually just reboot in frustration, but this time I left it for a while, returning to find the screens previous image 'back' but with yellow square patterns, I had noticed these on bootup after a crash in the past but not found out what they were.

System Spec
http://www.passmark.com/baselines/V8/display.php?id=849...

I could really use some advice with this, I've never had PC issues before and I'm not even sure when this started happening, last two things installed were the solid state drive and G510 keyboard.

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May 12, 2013 12:27:25 PM

tyrofkodiac said:
Ok so I thought I was ok with computers, but this time Im stumped.

I could be browsing the net, watching a video or most often playing a game, but inevitbly the system crashes. When it crashes the screen turns almost brown with vertical lines, I usually just reboot in frustration, but this time I left it for a while, returning to find the screens previous image 'back' but with yellow square patterns, I had noticed these on bootup after a crash in the past but not found out what they were.

System Spec
http://www.passmark.com/baselines/V8/display.php?id=849...

I could really use some advice with this, I've never had PC issues before and I'm not even sure when this started happening, last two things installed were the solid state drive and G510 keyboard.


Hi, Symptoms of a faulty GPU. Check ASAP.
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When it crashes the screen turns almost brown with vertical lines, I usually just reboot in frustration, but this time I left it for a while, returning to find the screens previous image 'back' but with yellow square patterns, I had noticed these on bootup after a crash in the past but not found out what they were.


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May 12, 2013 3:02:25 PM

PSU? Probably only about 450 watts, the video card struggling for power and is now got corrupted chipsets. You might not notice the lines from a cold boot but as the video chips become more accesible, the fried parts will not be able to provide the output.

My avatar is a prime example of using an under-powered PSU on a graphics card. It's not mine, a neighbours PC, I was checking the video card for him on my rig.
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May 14, 2013 12:20:49 PM

TenPc said:
PSU? Probably only about 450 watts, the video card struggling for power and is now got corrupted chipsets. You might not notice the lines from a cold boot but as the video chips become more accesible, the fried parts will not be able to provide the output.

My avatar is a prime example of using an under-powered PSU on a graphics card. It's not mine, a neighbours PC, I was checking the video card for him on my rig.


Yeah 450w, this system was built by 'the local expert store' to a budget after a motherboard blow (motherboard was 6 years old so had done me well) so everything else in there wouldnt fit new boards, so he rebuilt me a budget system capable of gaming while I got the money saved for a new system, was hoping to get more than 6 months out of it.

If this issue has been going on for some time and gradually getting worse, which thinking about it is about right, what damage has been done to other parts, are my SSD, RAM and processor salvageable? at the very least i can recycle them into a new system

I thank you for your repies, I would never have gone with a PSU related issue
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May 17, 2013 4:22:40 AM

The SSD's and ram should still be good, you should get a better PSU, though, you don't need anything expensive for the short term, perhaps as much as 600 watts would be enough.

Asrock only has the 970 Pro3 R2.0 version, the 12v socket is 8-pin, I doubt that you are actually using an 8-pin connector, probably only 4-pin which would affect the graphic display. Using the 8-pin with a better PSU might actually give you good results.
http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/970%20Pro3%20R2.0/?cat=Spe...
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