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Windows 7: Screen goes blank during games suddenly but computer remains on

18 Sep 2014   #1
RaviR

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Screen goes blank during games suddenly but computer remains on

Hey Guys,

For the past 2 nights I've been getting this weird problem while playing games for which has never happened before. My monitor would just go blank like if its not getting any display, but my computer would be on, i would be still hearing the game sounds even TeamSpeak my friends can hear me and I can talk to them, then I would have to force restart to get back display....What gives?!

This has NEVER happened before, all my games run smoothly without any problems. Fifa 15, HoN, BF4, WatchDogs...nothing. Just since last night it started happening.

Can any help in providing some troubleshooting? Any other information or data needed please let me know.


*praying its not my graphics card*



Regards


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18 Sep 2014   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok RaviR mate start by letting us know what the temps are for the machine. Use Speccy and post back results
Speccy - Download

However it does sound like either the GPU or monitor is on the blink
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19 Sep 2014   #3
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Adding to John's recommendation of Speccy, download and install MSI Afterburner, run your games in windowed mode with Afterburner set to Minimize to Tray. You can keep an eye on your temperatures in real time as you're gaming. Let us know the results.
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19 Sep 2014   #4
RaviR

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hey Guys,

Thank you for the response so far. Let me see if I got the correct screenshots for you all. This is while playing Fifa15 at windowed mode for about 5 minutes. Before and after.

Also i forgot to mention my GTX660 is in the x8 slot because it does not seem to work at the x16 slot. See these threads where i posted about this problem.

Here and Here

Any other information needed,please let me know.

Regards


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19 Sep 2014   #5
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I'm not sure whether 85C is high for a 660 to be honest, my 780 hits 80C consistently when gaming but I know that's the norm. Does this only happen when gaming?
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19 Sep 2014   #6
RaviR

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes, I've never seen a high temperature during normal use. I've played many games on my rig, all at max settings that my system would allow. Its only recently, maybe after I installed and uninstalled Dead Rising 3 that this started happening.

I played Watch Dogs on almost max settings with no problem what so ever. No clue why this suddenly happening even on normal games.
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19 Sep 2014   #7
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

So it's happening on all games or just specific ones? Which drivers do you have installed?

Run Furmark to stress test your GPU. Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Note   Note
Run Furmark for around 30 minutes.

warning   Warning
Your GPU temperatures will rise quickly while Furmark is running. Keep a keen eye on them, anything over 85C and abort the test.


Let us know the results.
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19 Sep 2014   #8
RaviR

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

It happened for HoN (Heroes of Newerth) and Fifa 15. Never happened before but I played for a while last night and didn't get any issues.

Going to run the test now, will post back in a while.

Current Nivdia driver is 340.52

*Update*

The program keeps crashing when I stop it when my GPU reaches 86C and I can't get a log or anything, what to do?
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19 Sep 2014   #9
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Sorry late reply mate go with what Boozad has instructed - the tempos on Speccy are what I would have expected thought CPU is a tad high for idle.

There is a new NVidia driver out too that transformed my Ivy Bridge and new Samsung monitor
GeForce 344.11 WHQL Driver Delivers The Ultimate Gaming Experience In The Latest Blockbuster Titles | GeForce
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20 Sep 2014   #10
RaviR

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Sorry late reply mate go with what Boozad has instructed - the tempos on Speccy are what I would have expected thought CPU is a tad high for idle.

There is a new NVidia driver out too that transformed my Ivy Bridge and new Samsung monitor
GeForce 344.11 WHQL Driver Delivers The Ultimate Gaming Experience In The Latest Blockbuster Titles | GeForce

Just got the driver update from GeForce Experience. I tried running the FurMark but when i stop the test the application itself becomes unresponsive.
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