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Hey,

I built my first computer about one year ago, it has always worked fine until one day I decided to organize my room and move my PC. After I moved my pc it would start up and would take about a 1 min to show up on my monitor then it flickers, it keeps flickering and never stops. I thought it was my monitor at first, but after testing with my xbox 360 it worked fine, no flickering, instantly showed up on the screen.

So I decided to open my pc and check all the psu cables, switches, capictators, ram, ext. Everything looked fine. So I removed my GTX 770 SuperClocked by EVGA and switched to on board-graphics. Everything worked perfect, instantly showed up on screen, no flickering.

That narrowed it downed, either it was my graphics card, or that my psu wasn't providing enough power for my graphics card. Now I don't have as much computer experience as most of you guys on here, and the fact that you guys take time out of your day to respond is awesome. But if you guys could help me out I would much appreciate it! :)

My Specs:

Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H Desktop Motherboard - Intel Z87 Express Chipset- LGA-1150

Asus 24x DVD-RW Serial-ATA Internal OEM Optical Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 750 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze (TX750)

EVGA GeForce GTX770 SuperClocked with EVGA ACX Cooler, 2GB GDDR5 256bit, DL DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI, DP, SLI Ready Graphics Cards (02G-P4-2774-KR)

Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop 3.5" Hard Drive

Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Core i3, i5, i7 and Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (OEM) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

Intel Core i5-4670K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.4 GHZ 6 MB Cache - BX80646I54670K

- Thankyou
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  1. It would appear to be the video card based on your explanation.

    I suggest you confirm it flickers in the BIOS so you know it's not a software issue in Windows.

    You should also try a different video card output if that is an option.

    *To be clear, since you mention the XBOX 360, where you comparing the exact same cable and input on the monitor?

    If the XBOX 360 was on the HDMI input, and the video card on a DVI input you haven't ruled out your monitor at all.
  2. Best answer
    Avulse said:
    Hey,

    I built my first computer about one year ago, it has always worked fine until one day I decided to organize my room and move my PC. After I moved my pc it would start up and would take about a 1 min to show up on my monitor then it flickers, it keeps flickering and never stops. I thought it was my monitor at first, but after testing with my xbox 360 it worked fine, no flickering, instantly showed up on the screen.

    So I decided to open my pc and check all the psu cables, switches, capictators, ram, ext. Everything looked fine. So I removed my GTX 770 SuperClocked by EVGA and switched to on board-graphics. Everything worked perfect, instantly showed up on screen, no flickering.

    That narrowed it downed, either it was my graphics card, or that my psu wasn't providing enough power for my graphics card. Now I don't have as much computer experience as most of you guys on here, and the fact that you guys take time out of your day to respond is awesome. But if you guys could help me out I would much appreciate it! :)

    My Specs:

    Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H Desktop Motherboard - Intel Z87 Express Chipset- LGA-1150

    Asus 24x DVD-RW Serial-ATA Internal OEM Optical Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

    Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 750 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze (TX750)

    EVGA GeForce GTX770 SuperClocked with EVGA ACX Cooler, 2GB GDDR5 256bit, DL DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI, DP, SLI Ready Graphics Cards (02G-P4-2774-KR)

    Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop 3.5" Hard Drive

    Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Core i3, i5, i7 and Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (OEM) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

    Intel Core i5-4670K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.4 GHZ 6 MB Cache - BX80646I54670K

    - Thankyou


    Make sure that you install your card correctly into the motherboard and that it's plugged into the power supply. Perhaps when you moved your PC, a cable might have gotten loose.

    Make sure you also have the latest drivers from Nvidia.
  3. photonboy said:
    It would appear to be the video card based on your explanation.

    I suggest you confirm it flickers in the BIOS so you know it's not a software issue in Windows.

    You should also try a different video card output if that is an option.

    *To be clear, since you mention the XBOX 360, where you comparing the exact same cable and input on the monitor?

    If the XBOX 360 was on the HDMI input, and the video card on a DVI input you haven't ruled out your monitor at all.


    Yes I am using the same cable, the exact same cable. If I plug the hdmi cable into my motherboard it works prefectly same with my xbox.

    I have ordered a new graphics card, but anymore input would be amazing, since I have not tried that card yet, or received it.
  4. solkeher said:
    Avulse said:
    Hey,

    I built my first computer about one year ago, it has always worked fine until one day I decided to organize my room and move my PC. After I moved my pc it would start up and would take about a 1 min to show up on my monitor then it flickers, it keeps flickering and never stops. I thought it was my monitor at first, but after testing with my xbox 360 it worked fine, no flickering, instantly showed up on the screen.

    So I decided to open my pc and check all the psu cables, switches, capictators, ram, ext. Everything looked fine. So I removed my GTX 770 SuperClocked by EVGA and switched to on board-graphics. Everything worked perfect, instantly showed up on screen, no flickering.

    That narrowed it downed, either it was my graphics card, or that my psu wasn't providing enough power for my graphics card. Now I don't have as much computer experience as most of you guys on here, and the fact that you guys take time out of your day to respond is awesome. But if you guys could help me out I would much appreciate it! :)

    My Specs:

    Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H Desktop Motherboard - Intel Z87 Express Chipset- LGA-1150

    Asus 24x DVD-RW Serial-ATA Internal OEM Optical Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

    Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 750 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze (TX750)

    EVGA GeForce GTX770 SuperClocked with EVGA ACX Cooler, 2GB GDDR5 256bit, DL DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI, DP, SLI Ready Graphics Cards (02G-P4-2774-KR)

    Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop 3.5" Hard Drive

    Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Core i3, i5, i7 and Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (OEM) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

    Intel Core i5-4670K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.4 GHZ 6 MB Cache - BX80646I54670K

    - Thankyou


    Make sure that you install your card correctly into the motherboard and that it's plugged into the power supply. Perhaps when you moved your PC, a cable might have gotten loose.

    Make sure you also have the latest drivers from Nvidia.


    Yes I have checked all power cables, and tried the card in another PCI slot, so I've ruled out the motherboard at this point.

    Thankyou for your input!
  5. Hello OP,

    Judging by the other responses, it's definitely your GPU. Maybe the output connector has been damaged, or the actual card has been damaged. If you tampered if the BIOS, it could be the problem. Getting that new card was probably the only option :)


    ~Scuderia980
  6. Scuderia980 said:
    Hello OP,

    Judging by the other responses, it's definitely your GPU. Maybe the output connector has been damaged, or the actual card has been damaged. If you tampered if the BIOS, it could be the problem. Getting that new card was probably the only option :)


    ~Scuderia980


    Thankyou for your feedback, I have orderered a new card so ya. But I'm also noticing that, when I turn on my computer it takes about 1 min for the keyboard, monitor, and mouse to powerup. I dont know if this is because it sat overnight (it might be) but again thankyou for your feedback!
  7. Avulse said:
    Scuderia980 said:
    Hello OP,

    Judging by the other responses, it's definitely your GPU. Maybe the output connector has been damaged, or the actual card has been damaged. If you tampered if the BIOS, it could be the problem. Getting that new card was probably the only option :)


    ~Scuderia980


    Thankyou for your feedback, I have orderered a new card so ya. But I'm also noticing that, when I turn on my computer it takes about 1 min for the keyboard, monitor, and mouse to powerup. I dont know if this is because it sat overnight (it might be) but again thankyou for your feedback!



    Just out of curiosity, what card did you get? :)
  8. Avulse said:
    Scuderia980 said:
    Hello OP,

    Judging by the other responses, it's definitely your GPU. Maybe the output connector has been damaged, or the actual card has been damaged. If you tampered if the BIOS, it could be the problem. Getting that new card was probably the only option :)


    ~Scuderia980


    Thankyou for your feedback, I have orderered a new card so ya. But I'm also noticing that, when I turn on my computer it takes about 1 min for the keyboard, monitor, and mouse to powerup. I dont know if this is because it sat overnight (it might be) but again thankyou for your feedback!



    Thats weird. If all the cables are in properly, possibly the internal usb cord is damaged?


    ~Scuderia980
  9. To answer your question a gtx 760 superclocked it worked, and I also used to have the gtx 770 superclocked both by EVGA
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