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Desktop Display Issues

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 22, 2014 11:34:17 AM

Recently my PC has been losing it's display and becoming unresponsive at seemingly random times (although it happens more often when I am running a game). Basically what happens is I will be playing a game or sometimes just browsing around and my monitor will suddenly go black and then tell me that no display is connected. Resetting the monitor and re-plugging the HDMI cable from the monitor to the graphics card has no effect. The only way to get a display back is to hard reset. The only other symptom that I've noticed that could be related is that when I first log in to the computer the display will flicker for a second or two which it never does otherwise. I've very recently ensured that my graphics driver was up to date. System specs to follow:

Mother Board: ASUSTek P8Z77-V

CPU: Intel Core i7 3770K

RAM: Mushkin 8GB DDR3 2133Hz

Graphics: Radeon HD 6970 2GB VRAM GDDR5

Storage: Western Digital 2TB HDD + Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 128GB SSD

*Liquid Cooled GPU and CPU*

Realized I was running the windows "Dream Scene" process that allows you to run looped GIFs as wallpapers. Just disabled it. Will see if this solves the issue.

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a b C Monitor
February 22, 2014 11:49:39 AM

Most likely it is time to buy new video card.

Or maybe you have too much OC?

First thing to do is test memory.

Or try this.
a b C Monitor
February 22, 2014 12:28:45 PM

What make and model of PSU are you using? It may be dying.
February 22, 2014 3:06:13 PM

bignastyid said:
What make and model of PSU are you using? It may be dying.

It's a modular EVGA 1000W that I just got for christmas so unless its defective I doubt that's the issue. Anything I could do to test that?