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Windows 7: Screen goes blank

01 Oct 2013   #31
runedog

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hi Kent,

Thanks for your input, worth investigating What software is your preferred choice for monitoring the GPU?

Thanks again
Graham


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01 Oct 2013   #32
Lava King

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by runedog View Post
Hi Kent,

Thanks for your input, worth investigating What software is your preferred choice for monitoring the GPU?

Thanks again
Graham

Graham,

I like hwinfo and hwmonitor, both have 32-bit and 64-bit versions, neither one requires installation, just unzip them to a folder and double click the exe file. Both of these show their info in a tabular form. They also give you a LOT of information, more than almost anyone needs.

For getting the info as a graph, use GPU-Z. Click on the SENSORS tab to see the graph. I think that this app requires installation, but I could be wrong.

All of these apps will log to a file.

Hope this helps to track down your problem.


Kent
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01 Oct 2013   #33
runedog

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Enclosed is a screenshot of the GPU temp etc. I will re-check again first thing when I boot-up in the morning.

Graham


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02 Oct 2013   #34
runedog

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Strange thing today? When I booted-up the PC I left it for 20mins without going on-line or picking up my emails (order of the day usually) and bingo, the screen never went blank??? So, could this be a software fault after all?

All input gratefully accepted
Graham
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02 Oct 2013   #35
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You could of picked up a bug (infection, PuP) that does this every time you open a browser or access the internet.
Have you checked your system with security programs.
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02 Oct 2013   #36
runedog

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for your reply LB.

I have ran both my VC and MBP and nothing shows in their scans.
Graham
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02 Oct 2013   #37
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by runedog View Post
Thanks for your reply LB.

I have ran both my VC and MBP and nothing shows in their scans.
Graham
I don't recognize VC or MBP. Could you please explain.
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02 Oct 2013   #38
runedog

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Ah sorry, VC virus checker and MBP Malwarebytes Pro
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02 Oct 2013   #39
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't no the brand Virus Checker. I do see you use Kaspersky, that is good.
I do use Malwarebytes Anti Malware Professional.

Here are some I also use now and again. They work well for me. They are free. Just watch for the extra goodies you don't want to download.

Downloading AdwCleaner

Free Virus Scan | Online Virus Scanner from ESET
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02 Oct 2013   #40
Lava King

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Graham,

Cold boot this morning and the PC has worked fine, no blank screen. Correct?

Interesting, it could be a software problem after all.

I am curious, though, did you monitor the GPU temperature? The graph that you posted earlier shows a rather warm GPU at essentially no load. For comparison, I have a passively cooled Radeon HD 7750 that idles at 30C at a room temperature of 23C.

Is your ambient temperature higher or lower than usual?
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