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Windows 7: Display shuts off, lost signal, widows freezes, tower stays running.

08 Oct 2014   #11
ICIT2LOL

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

Just out of curiosity what id the temp for the GPU? It isn't a big job to reapply the thermal compound if need be. Use Speccy for that Speccy - Download and if this looks ok then maybe a stress test might be in order.
Again try testing the volts on it's lead - don't forget the warning re the analogue meter.

I suppose the monitor software is update to date and the cable is alright too?


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08 Oct 2014   #12
Atemup

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

29c , the highest I've seen it is 71c. The cable is good but I'm using a sony SCEI monitor and I've heard many problems about them when using them for pc, although I have got the same results using a genuine monitor, HDTV or a HMZ-T1.
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08 Oct 2014   #13
ICIT2LOL

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

Well actually you have stolen my next suggestion and that was to be checking out the monitor.
I am not familiar with that brand as I have used BenQ, Philips, and HP for the most part all TN panels but I did buy just a while ago a Samsung similar to this (IPS) panel S27D590P | SAMSUNG Levant once I got it set up (very fiddly) with the latest NVidia drivers is just something else.
So not knowing how your budget is I would suggest replacing the Sony which I am assuming you have tried on another machine. I cannot find the driver for it on their site (surprise surprise).

But in any case if you do go for another monitor check out the pros and cons of the different panels types mate. I know I am probably preaching to the converted but......LOL!!
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08 Oct 2014   #14
Atemup

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I think that I have pretty much ruled out a monitor issue. I've gotten the same results with an ASUS and Samsung monitors. While looking around for related issues I did learn how to get the monitor to sleep and wake with the pc, so that works :P
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09 Oct 2014   #15
ICIT2LOL

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

Well it sort of pointing the finger at the GPU and or its driver - just how old is the GPU? and one more thing is it capable of supporting a monitor like that one?

I am no genius with graphics to be honest but have you considered replacing the GPU with a slightly higher performing one? I don't know what though cos as I said I am no expert mate. I know a mate of mine who might be better off to advise you so I will ask if that is ok?
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09 Oct 2014   #16
Atemup

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I haven't seen anything that says it doesn't support it. I was easily able to play games in 3D before this happened. I currently have no budget but do plan on upgrading to a GTX 970 someday.
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09 Oct 2014   #17
Atemup

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

It doesn't always work right after a force shut down and after waiting a few minutes it will. It has started to get worse again and shutting off as soon as any game goes full screen. I digressed from making any attempts to run a game for a day or so, then it started up a game then shut off after committing a specific in game action that has caused it before...
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09 Oct 2014   #18
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post

If you want a more definitive test see this
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/301799-psu-test-dc-output-voltage.html but please only use a digital multimeter and not an analogue as they inject typically 9v into a circuit to test and into a 3.3v or 5v rail - not a good idea!!see the partial pic of the correct sort of meter in that tutorial. details if you scroll down that listing.

Utter nonsense.

An analog meter (measuring volts) takes a small amount of current from the circuit via the probes and uses it to drive a sensitive meter needle. This loads the circuit slightly, and when testing a high impedance circuit can give slightly false readings. A digital meter has a high impedance amplifier on the input that does not load the source and so gives a more accurate reading. Since a psu is a high power/low impedance device, analog and digital voltmeters should give the same reading.

re : injecting a voltage - both analog and digital meters, when testing resistance, have a low voltage at the probes - the current drawn measures the resistance. This is ok for passive items eg resistors or testing continuity in cables, but should not be used to test sensitive items eg computer components (such a test would not give any useful data anyway). More rugged semiconductors eg diodes, transistors, (and also capacitors) can be checked to some degree using resistance settings. In that circumstance, an analog meter can give more useful info. Note - connecting a meter (analog or digital) to a voltage source when on resistance setting can damage the meter.

A digital meter is best for general use - mainly due to low price and tough construction. Drop an analog meter on the floor and the delicate needle assembly goes south.
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09 Oct 2014   #19
Atemup

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Could it be my CPU power connector?
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10 Oct 2014   #20
ICIT2LOL

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 3D Jed View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
If you want a more definitive test see this http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/301799-psu-test-dc-output-voltage.html but please only use a digital multimeter and not an analogue as they inject typically 9v into a circuit to test and into a 3.3v or 5v rail - not a good idea!!see the partial pic of the correct sort of meter in that tutorial. details if you scroll down that listing.
Utter nonsense.

An analog meter (measuring volts) takes a small amount of current from the circuit via the probes and uses it to drive a sensitive meter needle. This loads the circuit slightly, and when testing a high impedance circuit can give slightly false readings. A digital meter has a high impedance amplifier on the input that does not load the source and so gives a more accurate reading. Since a psu is a high power/low impedance device, analog and digital voltmeters should give the same reading.

re : injecting a voltage - both analog and digital meters, when testing resistance, have a low voltage at the probes - the current drawn measures the resistance. This is ok for passive items eg resistors or testing continuity in cables, but should not be used to test sensitive items eg computer components (such a test would not give any useful data anyway). More rugged semiconductors eg diodes, transistors, (and also capacitors) can be checked to some degree using resistance settings. In that circumstance, an analog meter can give more useful info. Note - connecting a meter (analog or digital) to a voltage source when on resistance setting can damage the meter.

A digital meter is best for general use - mainly due to low price and tough construction. Drop an analog meter on the floor and the delicate needle assembly goes south.
Well you clearly know more than I so I shall let the OP know and let him decide on what to follow.
What I quoted is just to make sure the uninitiated - unlike those like yourself - do not go willy nilly into using devices they do or may not know and what I think is safe advice is to post what I do.

If you have any problems with what I tell other members then I suggest you report me to the forum Admin's and let them deal with what I post
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