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May 30, 2014 11:20:46 AM

Hello! I have recently started experiencing issues regarding random "Blackouts" of my system. Here's exactly what happens:

The PC is usually just sat at the desktop (It's never done it while gaming) and the screen goes completely black but the monitor still shows an input. Nothing I do with the keyboard or mouse affects it and I have to do a hard reboot. The monitor is testing and is working fine.

Things I've tried: Installing the latest AMD drivers (14.6), running a Malwarebytes full scan, setting my paging file manually and reseating my Graphics Card.

System Specs:

- Intel Core i5 4670k @Stock
- MSI B85M-G43
- 8GB Kingston HyperX Blu @1600MHz
- AMD R9 290 (Stock & Reference)
- Corsair CX750M
- Windows 8.1 Update 1
- Fractal Design Define R4 White

I'm stuck?

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May 30, 2014 11:23:58 AM

Disable monitor sleep in power settings and enable a screen saver instead.
It might help.
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May 30, 2014 11:30:42 AM

tea urchin said:
Disable monitor sleep in power settings and enable a screen saver instead.
It might help.


My monitor is a LG W2240 and has no power saving features that I can see. The issue has repeated itself on 2 monitors, so it's not my monitor.

I have also selected a different screen saver.

Thanks for the help,
Thomas.
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May 30, 2014 11:34:55 AM

Does it happen to you while the PC is in idle? If so maybe you have a power saving feature turned on causing conflict with your AMD card. I read some time ago of a user having a similar issue to yours. He fixed it by disabling the "Turn off monitor feature" every x amount of minutes.
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May 30, 2014 11:39:38 AM

Disable sleep and hybernation
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May 30, 2014 11:42:25 AM

dextermat said:
Disable sleep and hybernation


I've disabled both of them.

Thanks,
Thomas
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May 30, 2014 11:44:47 AM

kenny1007 said:
Does it happen to you while the PC is in idle? If so maybe you have a power saving feature turned on causing conflict with your AMD card. I read some time ago of a user having a similar issue to yours. He fixed it by disabling the "Turn off monitor feature" every x amount of minutes.


It usually happens when I tap a key on the keyboard to turn the monitor back on after it's automatically turned off (Power saving). It also happens when I click a program/shortcut on the desktop, to be honest it's completely random but it NEVER does it when I'm gaming.

I don't really want my monitor to be running 24/7 though, so disabling the "Turn Off Monitor Feature" may be an issue for me.

Thanks.

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