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August 16, 2010 8:36:21 AM

If my monitor keeps, randomly, blackingout during any operation, even after replacing the vid cad, where should I look for the culprit? PSU? Bad driver? Old monitor?

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a b U Graphics card
August 16, 2010 8:40:55 AM

By blacksout... you mean goes back and gets back on again? Or does it stay black?

I would say its a bad driver or monitor resolution issue. But before that answer the above.
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Anonymous
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August 16, 2010 8:50:48 AM

It goes black and stays that way until I hard boot it again.
I am running Vista SP2, Core2 Duo 2.9, 4 gigs ram, and just put in a XFX hd 5770.
My system was working great until 10 days ago when it crashed during a game of SC2. I thought it was my old 8800GT. So I went to my mobo graphics adpter and wiped all the drivers (I think) and then put the new card in.

I'm running it on 24" CRT 1600x1200 native @85mhz refresh.
Hope this helps you to help me and thank you in advance for your time.
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a b U Graphics card
August 16, 2010 8:55:26 AM

What's your PSU? Brand and rating?
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Anonymous
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August 16, 2010 9:27:26 AM

Don't know the brand, it came w/case but it says:
ATX Switching power supply
Model: 450W
V: +5V/+3.3V/+12V

Voltage: 115V- / 230V-
Current: 7.5A / 4.5A
Freq: 60Hz / 50Hz

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a b U Graphics card
August 16, 2010 9:57:14 AM

Quote:
Don't know the brand, it came w/case


You just mentioned your problem. Generic PSU's are bad and not upto the mark when it comes to modern day PC. Get a new PSU of a reputed brand and a good rating. With that PSU you run the risk of destroying your whole PC altogether. Not just the GPU.
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Anonymous
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August 16, 2010 10:03:39 AM

Wow. Thank SO much!! I would have put my head threw the screen if I managed to destroy my out-of-box new HD5770. Not to mention my new CPU or harddrive or...so yeah I got a bunch of new stuff and now I will add a psu to the list.

Again- thank you.
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a b U Graphics card
August 16, 2010 10:08:32 AM

As for the brand, stick to Corsair, Seasonic, Antec or even Silverstone. Dont get something else.

If you don't want to add another GPU and would keep this rig for a while, then i say Corsair VX550W. Price depends on the country you are from.

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Anonymous
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August 16, 2010 10:10:47 AM

Best answer selected by Ironduck.
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a b U Graphics card
August 16, 2010 10:19:33 AM

Thanks for the vote.
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August 16, 2010 10:45:46 AM

"Don't know the brand, it came w/case" --- <claps> @ hell_storm2004
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a b U Graphics card
August 16, 2010 10:49:06 AM

^^And what was that supposed to mean?
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