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Monitor randomly goes black for a second every so often

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February 24, 2013 3:46:12 AM

Hey there!

So I just built a custom computer and just replaced the monitor cause I thought it was the issue, but it didn't help. My entire screen will randomly go black for a second every so often. I'm thinking it might be the hdmi or the graphics card?

Here's my setup:

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i5 3570K @ 3.40GHz
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
RAM
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 656MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Z77X-UD3H (Intel Core i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz)
Graphics
IPS277 (1920x1080@60Hz)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
Hard Drives
233GB Samsung SSD 840 Series ATA Device (SSD)
Optical Drives
No optical disk drives detected
Audio
High Definition Audio Device

I've got all the latest drivers and such (or so I think...)

Any ideas?

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February 24, 2013 3:49:34 AM

time to get a new monitor
February 24, 2013 3:50:35 AM

KyrosysJ said:
time to get a new monitor

Literally just got this one... same issue as before
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February 24, 2013 2:17:40 PM

So I swapped the hdmi cable and ta-da! It's perfect now :D 
February 5, 2014 9:09:50 AM

Its your overclock. if you leave your card overclocked, ALL of your digital signals will flicker. Mine does the same, turn off the overclock in CCC, the throttling the card does in the bios for voltages and clocks causes this

also, flash will cause flickering too

i have a 6870 (5870 cypress rebadge)

try using ONLY your VGA signal - unplug the DVI - bet it stops EVEN WITH your overclocks - something about SOME radeon cards VGA + DVI - im running 3 monitors off one card, an active VGA on display port - a HDMI > DVI converter > and my DVI signal, both my HDMI and DVI will flicker, my DP to VGA will not, because its being picked up as an analog signal
February 26, 2014 7:17:56 PM

salochin92 said:
Hey there!

So I just built a custom computer and just replaced the monitor cause I thought it was the issue, but it didn't help. My entire screen will randomly go black for a second every so often. I'm thinking it might be the hdmi or the graphics card?

Here's my setup:

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i5 3570K @ 3.40GHz
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
RAM
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 656MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Z77X-UD3H (Intel Core i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz)
Graphics
IPS277 (1920x1080@60Hz)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
Hard Drives
233GB Samsung SSD 840 Series ATA Device (SSD)
Optical Drives
No optical disk drives detected
Audio
High Definition Audio Device

I've got all the latest drivers and such (or so I think...)

Any ideas?


February 26, 2014 7:18:27 PM

I NEED that graphics card. For sims
February 27, 2014 9:18:01 AM

Selena Shipp said:
salochin92 said:
Hey there!

So I just built a custom computer and just replaced the monitor cause I thought it was the issue, but it didn't help. My entire screen will randomly go black for a second every so often. I'm thinking it might be the hdmi or the graphics card?

Here's my setup:

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i5 3570K @ 3.40GHz
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
RAM
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 656MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Z77X-UD3H (Intel Core i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz)
Graphics
IPS277 (1920x1080@60Hz)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
Hard Drives
233GB Samsung SSD 840 Series ATA Device (SSD)
Optical Drives
No optical disk drives detected
Audio
High Definition Audio Device

I've got all the latest drivers and such (or so I think...)

Any ideas?




Hmmm, could be either. Try using JUST the TV (hdmi output) and see if it flickers, if it flickers you know for sure its the HDMI port on the card or cable. If it only flickers when your using both digital outputs, it could be a driver conflict.

Im not an Nvidia user by any means, because CUDA is no use to me (if it was id still use Radeon)
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