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Windows 7: Plz help, monitor randomly shuts off/system still on

06 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 
Plz help, monitor randomly shuts off/system still on

Hi guys I have recently started to have a problem with my computer while playing certain games, such as: Counter- Strike source (quite an old game), Mass effect 2, home-front, etc… my screen just shuts down. I tried two different screens and that isn’t the problem, tried running GPU stress tests, ran 3 different anti- viruses… don’t know what to do…

When the screen shuts off the computer still working (power on but i think the computer it self freezes since it often replays last sound contentiously) it just makes a noise like the fans start running on higher rpms… also if i try to turn the computer off and on the screen says "no connection" (both of them)


I have:
Windows 7
CPU Type:
AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 940 Processor
CPU Speed (GHz):
3.02
System Memory (GB):
3.97
Video Card Model:
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX/9800 GTX

The funny thing is when I play LoL it doesn’t shut off, also it does so randomly regardless on what settings I play the game.

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08 Jun 2011   #2

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You could have a bad connection or your video card could be on its way to the afterlife. It would be great if it's the former... I kinda think it's the latter. Do you have a spare video card, or a friend who will let you borrow on to test?

You don't mention what PSU you have... can you?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

OCZ / GameXStream / 850-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / SATA-Ready / SLI-Ready / Active PFC / Power

Is there any way to test if its video card other then just testing a new one and seeing if there is a difference?
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08 Jun 2011   #4

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Unfortunately, without another card, we can't say anything with certainty, but what we can do is thoroughly test the rest of the machine... that would at least narrow things down.

Go dl Prime95: Prime95 (32bit) - 25.11 Download - EXTREME Overclocking

Run it for a few hours... 8 if possible. If the system has issues, this will find it. What video card benchmarks did you try?
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08 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Sorry, im not really understanding what you mean by benchmarks?
I don't think i ever changed any
(if you mean overclocking i never overclocked anything)

Also that prime program, is 32 bit ok or do i need 64?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jun 2011   #6

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It really doesn't matter... but here's the 64-bit version: Free Software - GIMPS

You said you ran two different "stress tests"... aka benchmarks... what tests did you run?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

one was "FurMar" and the other is the Nvidea stress test in the "nvidea monitor"
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08 Jun 2011   #8

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Do you have the nvidia system tools installed? If so, uninstall them.

How did Prime95 go?
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08 Jun 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

do you mean the Nvidea monitor?("Ntune")
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08 Jun 2011   #10

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes. nTune is notorious for crashing rigs and cards; if you're having graphics card issues, it's the first thing you uninstall to try and fix your problem.

If you want to OC the card, there are better tools. If you want to keep an eye on temps, there are better tools that are far less resource hungry.

How did Prime95 go?
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