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Graphics Card Issues

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
February 19, 2013 8:20:19 PM

Hi All,

Need some advice as to what is occurring on my homebuilt HTPC and how to resolve it.

When I occasionally boot up my HTPC, I am experiencing issues with my graphics card. Sometimes Ill get a black screen (with no network activity, black screen of death?) where Ill have to hard reset a couple of times until it works again.

Then occasionally Ill lose sound through HDMI. My HTPC is connected to an Onkyo amp which is connected to my Samsung TV. What it will do is it will display ok on the TV but when you go to the sound mixer, it will say the amp isn't connected.

With these issues, I believe there to be possible reasons for these issues occurring:

1) Faulty graphics card (HD5770)
2) Driver incorrectly working (have checked and its the most uptodate version)
3) The graphics card is connected to the mobo with a PCI Express Riser Card (similar to

Can anyone provide any insight into this?


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February 20, 2013 9:14:33 AM

You should list all the hardware...
February 20, 2013 10:05:16 AM

Good shout

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3
Case: Silverstone Sugo SG06 with 80plus 300W psu
Ram: 4GB
CPU: intel core i3
Graphics Card: XFX HD5770 on 11cm Riser card
Fan: Big Shuriken 2
TV: Samsung 40inch LCD
Receiver: Onkyo HD-22