Black Screen And Buzzing Sound Crash

Recently my PC crashed, due to a power surge. Upon having the PSU replaced and the PC returned, the PC began crashing at random intervals, on random games. I believe this may be a graphics crash, due to my hardware being broken by the surge. What is the best way to identify the cause of the crash? On crash, the screen goes completely black, sound continues briefly, and soon becomes a buzzing noise, but the PC remains turned on.
I have:
AMD Fx 8100
Corsair CX750W PSU
Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB OC Edition
8GB Corsair Ram
a 2TB hard drive, by Samsung
an unknown make of 500GB hard drive

All the parts I have are under warranty, but I would rather only send off what I need.
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  1. open up the psu and check for caps that a bulges usal at the top or whith the top blown off as well as the mobo,
  2. Sounds like drivers got corrupted. Uninstall the graphics drivers, then clean reinstall.
    I don't think the graphics hardware got affected, the PSU should have eaten the surge (unless it was accompanied by a EMP discharge).
  3. legokill101 said:
    open up the psu and check for caps that a bulges usal at the top or whith the top blown off as well as the mobo,


    I believe he has already replaced the PSU.
  4. house70 said:
    legokill101 said:
    open up the psu and check for caps that a bulges usal at the top or whith the top blown off as well as the mobo,


    I believe he has already replaced the PSU.


    Indeed I have. And with the driver solution, would updating do? Because I updated them and it seemed to get better for a couple of days.
  5. I would uninstall them then clean reinstall. That always works best for a system in trouble.
    BTW, run a checkdisk before doing that. Open a command window and run chkdsk x: /f/r, where x is the OS drive/partition.
    Reason being, any crash while the HDD is being addressed can lead to sectors being corrupted. If any of these sectors happen to contain driver-related files (dll, etc) it will lead to your problems.
  6. house70 said:
    I would uninstall them then clean reinstall. That always works best for a system in trouble.
    BTW, run a checkdisk before doing that. Open a command window and run chkdsk x: /f/r, where x is the OS drive/partition.
    Reason being, any crash while the HDD is being addressed can lead to sectors being corrupted. If any of these sectors happen to contain driver-related files (dll, etc) it will lead to your problems.

    Says I don't have the correct permissions, I also believe that I've ruined my drivers, they won't reinstall after uninstall, and I can't open picture files or watch movies on Netflix anymore.
  7. You need to have admin privileges in order to do any of that. Log in as an administrator and it should work just fine.
  8. house70 said:
    You need to have admin privileges in order to do any of that. Log in as an administrator and it should work just fine.

    Reinstalled drivers successfully, gave a good few hours playtime before crashing, but it still crashed the same.
  9. Was that before of after the chkdsk?
  10. house70 said:
    Was that before of after the chkdsk?


    Before the chkdsk, because it wasn't workign at the time, gave the Chkdsk a shot and it's taken about 3 hours to do 13%, should it be this slow?
  11. Yes, it will take quite a while. Give it time.
  12. house70 said:
    Yes, it will take quite a while. Give it time.


    Do you know where I can get AMD vision engine control centre? I deleted it doing my reinstall, and I've read that if I turn my clock down on that, it might work. I'll leave the chkdsk on overnight, and see what happens. What do I do after it is complete?
  13. house70 said:


    What should I be doing after the chkdsk? Instantly reinstalling drivers?
  14. Clean install of the driver's package.
  15. house70 said:
    Clean install of the driver's package.


    I did this, and turned the card's clock down to 880Mhz, seems to have been fixed in most games, except for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
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