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January 27, 2014 9:13:15 PM

Two times in the past 4 days my gpu has just stopped working.

I have been playing all my games at the usual fps and graphics settings no problem, but two times I was just randomly surfing the internet and the screen goes black. Then the fans on my gpu get really loud. I then have to power down by holding down the power button. It isn't a heat problem cus the temps are the same as they were 6 months ago when I built this computer.

When I powered the pc back up again, the fans were still loud. So then I unplugged the monitor from the back and started it up again. The fans were at normal speed but then I slowly put the hdmi cable closer to the back of my pc, and the fans started going loud to slow, loud to slow as I got closer to the hdmi in. I then removed my graphics card from the motherboard and then put in back on.

I then could start up my pc with no problems but I know this is going to happen again.

Please help! It can't be that my GPU is broken because it works like it is brand new when I play games!

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January 27, 2014 9:34:07 PM

Looks to me like a component on the card may be faulty.
Its some sort of power issue.

The causes could be a Psu, fluctuating in power. and that can cause a freeze or lock up of components.

And then in some cases it can be a cause of the power settings of windows.

About the system and the PSU, how old is it.
You see through use and age they become less efficient.
They don`t just stop working, but what you notice as they age is you get more crashing or locking up of the system. Its a case of the voltages they provide become unsteady and fluctuate.

So it would be the first thing to test since all the other components rely on it to give them a steady clean voltage to run right.

After checking all that if crashing still exists, then you should do a memory test of the system memory. if you get errors in the test it may also be the cause of a black screen.

And then your looking at the video driver causing the problem.
If it was updated and the problems started after it.


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January 28, 2014 7:17:09 AM

Shaun o said:
Looks to me like a component on the card may be faulty.
Its some sort of power issue.

The causes could be a Psu, fluctuating in power. and that can cause a freeze or lock up of components.

And then in some cases it can be a cause of the power settings of windows.

About the system and the PSU, how old is it.
You see through use and age they become less efficient.
They don`t just stop working, but what you notice as they age is you get more crashing or locking up of the system. Its a case of the voltages they provide become unsteady and fluctuate.

So it would be the first thing to test since all the other components rely on it to give them a steady clean voltage to run right.

After checking all that if crashing still exists, then you should do a memory test of the system memory. if you get errors in the test it may also be the cause of a black screen.

And then your looking at the video driver causing the problem.
If it was updated and the problems started after it.




How do I even check any of this?

Like I have had my computer on for 24 hours with no problems, but it might happen again randomly.
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January 28, 2014 7:18:09 AM

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CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($154.97 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($63.14 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($254.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN722N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($11.99 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($96.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $886.00
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(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-26 20:15 EST-0500)
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February 24, 2014 7:53:44 AM

I had this exact issue with my new 770 and I fixed it by finding out it was bad drivers. Remove all your graphic drivers from your pc and empty the trash, now download the drivers from the website not from GeForce experience or the amd version.
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