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Monitor randomly shuts down for second or two

So i am running a Asus A55 board, AMD A8 6500, Nvidea G-Force GT1030 Video card, was on board but changed when problem started, Also changed Monitor, I have DDR 3 1600 X 6GB i want to update but im afraid the issue is on the board, So the issue is that when i am on the computer all of a sudden i loose my monitor it turns black and says no connection so i know its in the PC, The bios is a little different as it does not allow many changes but it does say video is PCIe last time i looked, If anyone can help me firgure out whether i should update just the ram or do i need to update whole PC, BTW this is a ASUS M32 Series in Canada

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Re: monitor black

I'd check this monitor on another PC or another monitor on this PC first.

Then, since you have a video card with 2GB own memory, the RAM in the PC is totally irrelevant,
although it's uncommon to have 6 GB. The usuals are 4 or 8 to have an even number of the same sticks (2x2 or 2x4). Although there might be reasons to go from 6 to 8, this issue certainly isn't one.

So it seems best to try another video card first.

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RE Minitor Black

I just bought the monitor a week ago problem existed before new monitor or video card, I didnt think RAM was an issue just was wanting to update it to 16GB for speed but do not want to waist the money if i need a new board or something that the RAM would not work in, I have to say the on off thing only lasts a second and happens every once in a while, just frustrating as i have tried many things myself

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Re: black

Well, it looks like a hardware issue, but it's unclear what part of the hardware exactly. To exclude that it's a setting or some other software issue, you'll have to try this with a fresh Windows 10 system.

My suggestion (if you run Windows 10): buy a nice SSD to install Windows 10 on (Windows is free, the SSD isn't). If it works fine with that, continue with it. If it still happens, it's surely hardware. Then - if you prefer - buy another PC, but use the SSD you bought in that new machine. That's kind of free, since all you did is buying a few weeks earlier then the other components.

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RE Black

I will try that as i have tried a new Video Card and Monitor. I had a feeling its a hardware thing thats why i came here and asked, Dont want to throw away hard earned money.
Thanks for tips will get a SSD right away

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