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Monitor randomly rebooting itself

Hey guys,

Back again with a problem I posted about before and believed would be solved by a GPU replacement, but it was not. Did not want to revive my old thread so I am making a new one.

Been dealing with this problem for quite some time now. My monitor (BenQ GW2250) will randomly* turn itself off and instantly turn back on, resulting in about 5 seconds of blackness while it reboots itself.

Some days it won't happen at all, and some days it will happen all the time, but the two things that seem to trigger it are:
1. Most video games
2. Looking at many images at one time (Google images search, 4chan catalog, etc.)
But again, it randomly happens as well. In fact, it has happened three times so far as I type this message.

Here are some notes from trying to fix it in the past:
Using a VGA cable connected directly to my on-board graphics card eliminates the problem completely, so I don't think it is the monitor.
Using an HDMI cable connected to a TV also seems to fix it.
I've replaced my graphics card (with another of the same kind) and it did not fix the problem.
I've replaced my DVI cable (that I use to connect to my monitor) and it did not fix the problem.

Any help or insight into what might be causing this would be great.
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  1. List you GPU and your PSU please
  2. avenseth12 said:
    List you GPU and your PSU please


    PSU: SeaSonic G Series SSR-550RM 550W
    GPU: SAPPHIRE 100352-2L Radeon HD 7950 3GB
  3. Have you downloaded the most recent drivers from the AMD website?
  4. avenseth12 said:
    Have you downloaded the most recent drivers from the AMD website?


    Yes. I've tried several different driver versions but no luck.
  5. Best answer
    Check on the outside of your case and see if you have a metal clips sticking out to the I/O shield. If so that may be causing the random reboots.
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