That's the sign that something fried. I have yet to see fumes from fresh heatsink work so given the story and lack of PC detail, when I see a machine like this I check to see if the motherboard and CPU support ON BOARD VIDEO. If so I pull the GPU out and try ON BOARD VIDEO.
Hello, I recently bought a Arctic Accelero Xtreme III to replace my R9 290's stock cooler in hopes of improving its infamous temperature problems. However, while I cannot determine if this is the result of coincidence, i cannot get a signal out of the GPU. There has been at times it would connect and display on my monitor then disconnect seconds later. When my GPU is not connected and I'm using my MOBO's GPU, I am getting the error of "Media Test Failure Check Cable". I have already looked into solutions to solve that problem by 1) Reseating HD and checking cables 2) Double checking that BIOS bootup is correct. The problem still exists. I do not have another convenient computer to test specifically if my GPU, HD or MOBO is the problem. Are the two problems linked, or is this just coincidence? I will also add that when installing the GPU fan, I stupidly hooked up both the fan's electrical cable to (please excuse my terminology) the power supply cable, and a small amount of fumes were released. I initially thought when the first problem occurred that my GPU was fried. However, it has worked on occasion when booting up my PC before losing connection. So, GPU, HD, or MOBO?