Black screen issue on my rig

Been running into black screening issues during gaming with my rig, have already tried a few things to remedy the issue but nothing seems to be helping (Both forum and google search about the issue, attempts have not succeeded to remedy the issue.)


XFX HD-567X-ZNF3 Radeon HD 5670 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16
(replaced with)
MSI R7850 Power Edition Radeon HD 7850 Video Card - 2GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 3.0(x16)

Patriot Gamer Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGS34G1600ELK

Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760

ASUS P7P55D LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 600W psu RS-600-PCAR-E3

Maxtor MaXLine Plus II 250 GB 3.5 Internal Hard Drive - 1 Pack - SATA/150 - 7200 rpm - 8 MB Buffer

Have run memtest before a few times, never had a single issue come up from it, I'm pretty sure all of the drivers have been updated but I could be wrong might have missed 1 or 2 at this point I'm not sure since the issue is still coming up.

The issues have come up regardless of the card, a 5670, GTX 460, and now the 7850 have all black screened on this system, but on other systems we have they check out fine, besides this psu my brother and I have tried swapping, originally there was a Sigma Shark 600w psu before and the issue has occurred with either psu installed.

Theres been no issues with the hard drive, no errors found or anything of the sort, the black screening only happens during games, it doesn't always occur, but the game itself doesn't matter, we've tested countless games and the issue will just happen at random, sometimes it only happens once and a process kill reconnect later it doesn't happen again, but other times it will constantly black screen over and over ruining online play etc.

gpu drivers were cleaned each time before a new card was installed, completely up to date.

x.m.p profile is being used on the system as well as the boards built in overclocking capabilities, the system black screens with these on and also with completely stock settings as well.

Anyone have any idea what it might be? Monitor swap tests also have proven to us it isn't a monitor issue, black screening has occurred on multiple monitors leaving us to believe its something with the specs of the pc itself.
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  1. something fishy...

    Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 600W psu RS-600-PCAR-E3

    cm PSU is often causing problems

    Sigma Shark 600w
    never heard about it before....
  2. Any recommendations on a psu to replace it with that wouldn't break the bank? I'll wait for more replies as well just because it's probably not the smartest idea to just rush out and buy another psu incase someone finds a fix. But it would be nice to know of what users on here think would be a good psu if nothing else resolves the issues.

    The other psu installed before had the issue occurring as well, but both seem to check out fine is slapped into another system for testing. The Sigma was a complete low budget buy, which was why it was replaced first when the issue started.
  3. I still haven't solved this issue. The only two parts I haven't replaced are the power supply and the memory. my current specs:

    My specs:
    Intel Core i3-3225 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155
    XIGMATEK LOKI SD963 92mm HYPRO Bearing CPU
    MSI Z77A-G43 Gaming LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Patriot Gamer Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGS34G1600ELK
    MSI R7850 PE 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7850 (gfx card)
    Kingston HyperX 3k 120gb SSD
    WD Caviar Blue 160GB HDD
    Samsung Syncmaster P2050 (monitor)
    Coolermaster RS-600-PCAR-E3 600W power supply
    Antec900 Black case
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