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Windows 7: Intermittant Blank Screen: Win 7 : Geforce 460 GTX


11 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home 64 Bit
 
 
Intermittant Blank Screen: Win 7 : Geforce 460 GTX

Hello all,

I've been having severe stability issues over the last few days. It started around a week back, and has gotten progressively worse over the last few days. I strongly suspect it's related to updating my graphics drivers to GF 314.22 over the last 14 days, as the computer became completely unusable (losing signal from GPU when windows starts) until I uninstalled the new GF drivers, and replaced them with older ones. I should add, that the problem did not start immediately, but around a week after installing the new drivers. At present I get a blank screen a few times a day, with no signal coming from the GPU.

Pretty sure it's not heat related, as the crashes have never occurred when I'm playing a game, just when doing lighter work. I've also install GPU-Z and the temp is fairly low. Also tried setting up a minidump file, but after each crash the folder remains empty.

At the minute, I'm trying to go back to an older driver, but I don't think that's going to solve it. I've attached the info from the 7Forums tool in the post, any help would be seriously appreciated. Thanks for reading!

Question: I've read somewhere that upgrading the motherboard drivers to the most recent from the intel (rather than manufacturer's site) can help. Can anyone tell me which driver I need for Gigabyte P55 UD3L? I tried using the app on the intel site and it wouldn't direct me to a download, nor have I been able to find out elsewhere.

Edit 1: Added the hardware conflicts from msinfo32

Edit 2: Formatted PC, and installed basic drivers (Mobo, Lan, Realtek Audio, and the older NVidia Drivers that were working ok) The problem still exists. Is it starting to look like hardware failure?

Edit 3: Performed memory diagnostic. No errors found.

Edit 4: Tried a clean boot. Screen still went black.




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File Type: zip SF_11-04-2013.zip (2.12 MB, 5 views)
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14 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

could you use MSI Afterburner to find the temps of your gpu and tell me them as I'm assuming it getting too hot and might need new thermal compound!
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14 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home 64 Bit
 
 

Hello Ganon, thanks for the suggestion. I've been keeping an eye on GPU temps with GPU-Z. Most of the time when the blank screen appears, I'm just browsing or programming, and the temp range is 27 - 34 degrees. Would you say this is normal enough?

I cleaned it out today (as best I could with the tools to hand) there was some dust in it, not a major amount. Any other ideas?
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14 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

For this sort of problem I strongly recommend you to remove all the memory,video card, and Hdd and reboot your pc to see what will happen.
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14 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks, Patrick. Certainly willing to give it a try. Thing is, I don't have onboard graphics, so without the card there will be no display. Will this matter? Could you explain a little more what effect doing this could have? Resetting something? Much obliged!
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14 Apr 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TimeSlip View Post
Thanks, Patrick. Certainly willing to give it a try. Thing is, I don't have onboard graphics, so without the card there will be no display. Will this matter? Could you explain a little more what effect doing this could have? Resetting something? Much obliged!
It will, in theory, find the dead part but in honesty id remove everything but 1 ram stick, GPU HDD CPU and PSU and see if any issues occour
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15 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Losing signal when windows starts, wouldn't be a driver issue, sounded more like power trouble or issue with motherboard.

How old is that Power Supply of yours? PSUs are the most likely failure point these days, 3 years of life is all I expect.

I would definitely reseat the video card after making sure the slot it was in was clean and it's fan(s), but I'd be looking at a new Power Supply.

[This PSU business is discussed in my A+ study materials, didn't just pull it out of the air]
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18 Apr 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ganon11000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TimeSlip View Post
Thanks, Patrick. Certainly willing to give it a try. Thing is, I don't have onboard graphics, so without the card there will be no display. Will this matter? Could you explain a little more what effect doing this could have? Resetting something? Much obliged!
It will, in theory, find the dead part but in honesty id remove everything but 1 ram stick, GPU HDD CPU and PSU and see if any issues occour
So when I reboot after replacing the components, windows (may/will) tell me there is a fault with one of them?
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18 Apr 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
Losing signal when windows starts, wouldn't be a driver issue, sounded more like power trouble or issue with motherboard.

How old is that Power Supply of yours? PSUs are the most likely failure point these days, 3 years of life is all I expect.

I would definitely reseat the video card after making sure the slot it was in was clean and it's fan(s), but I'd be looking at a new Power Supply.

[This PSU business is discussed in my A+ study materials, didn't just pull it out of the air]
Think I built it around christmas 2010, (GTX 460 wasn't out by christmas 2009), so about 2.4 years. In fairness, it gets a lot of use. Power supply is a Corsair (either 650 or 700). Given that its a well branded PSU, would it last longer than the average?

Resigned to having to replace some components, but it's not that old of a system (fine for my needs) and I don't want to replace the whole thing, so any help isolating the problem part would be appreciated. Some of the posters mentioned taking out most of the components, rebooting and then replacing them, but I'd like to know a bit more about how this will help (i.e. how the part will be identified) when I reboot.

Thanks!
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19 Apr 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home 64 Bit
 
 
Info from MGA Diag

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