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PC Screen Goes Black.

by JUDGE DREDD19 / May 25, 2013 7:56 AM PDT
PC Screen Goes Black.

After using my PC for a bit the Monitor goes black as if the PC has been turned off.

This then means i have to reset the PC as as Ctr Alt Del does nothing.

There is still power though.

Any ideas?

Ta Happy
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Clarification Request
What is this PC?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 25, 2013 9:16 AM PDT
In reply to: PC Screen Goes Black.

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Check the temperatures
by wpgwpg / May 25, 2013 8:20 AM PDT
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You want the internal temps under 50 degrees C. If it's getting too hot, this can happen.

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PC Screen Goes Black.
by JUDGE DREDD19 / May 26, 2013 8:02 AM PDT
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Basic System Info
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Operating System

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

CPU
AMD Phenom X4 9600B 37 °C
Agena 65nm Technology

RAM

2.00GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 803MHz (6-6-6-18)
Motherboard

ASUSTeK Computer INC. M2N-SLI DELUXE (Socket AM2 ) 40 °C
Graphics
SyncMaster (1024x768@85Hz)
1024MB GeForce 9600 GT (ASUStek Computer Inc) 43 °C

Hard Drives

932GB SAMSUNG HD103SJ SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 27 °C
Optical Drives
ATAPI iHAS524 D SCSI CdRom Device
ATAPI iHDS118 6 SCSI CdRom Device

Audio

High Definition Audio Device
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
Computer type: Desktop
Installation Date : 29/04/2013 16:53:24
Windows Security Center
User Account Control (UAC) Enabled
Notify level 2 - Default

Windows Update

AutoUpdate Download Automatically and Install at Set Scheduled time
Schedule Frequency Every Day
Schedule Time
Windows Defender
Windows Defender Disabled

Firewall

Firewall Enabled
Display Name Lavasoft Ad-Aware

Antivirus

AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013
Antivirus Enabled
Virus Signature Database Up to date
Emsisoft Anti-Malware
Antivirus Enabled

Virus Signature Database Up to date

Lavasoft Ad-Aware

Antivirus Disabled
Virus Signature Database Up to date

NET Frameworks installed
v4.0 Full
v4.0 Client
v3.5 SP1
v3.0 SP2
v2.0 SP2
Internet Explorer
Version 10.0.9200.16576
PowerShell
Version 2.0

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That 9600 GT stands out.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 26, 2013 8:07 AM PDT
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I've seen so many bad ones in the past few years. How old is that thing?

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That 9600 GT stands out
by JUDGE DREDD19 / May 26, 2013 11:48 PM PDT

Not sure as it was not me that bought it.

I will need to as my Nephew as i got it from him.

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Is there more to this story?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 26, 2013 11:55 PM PDT

Sorry but I would be guessing this PC is a collection of parts from near and far. I don't have much of a story but even with no story I'll take a stab at this and what stood out is a card that has failed in droves. It seems to match up with the symptom as well so why not swap in any other card for a test?
Bob

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PC Screen Goes Black.
by JUDGE DREDD19 / May 28, 2013 8:04 AM PDT

It did it again tonight.

There was a audible click from inside the case then the screen went black.

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