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    Computer Help

    Hey all, I've got a problem with my desktop. After a short time of use, the screen goes black as if no input is coming out anymore. It doesn't appear to be shutting down, throwing any sort of error that I can see, etc, just nothing on the monitor.

    I'm rounding up another monitor to try to make sure it's not the monitor, could be the video card? Anything else that could cause this behavior?


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    Re: Computer Help

    Overheating issue?




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    Re: Computer Help

    Not sure, I left it dead overnight and fired it up this morning, worked for about 10 minutes and did it again.


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    Re: Computer Help

    Quote Originally Posted by simply1 View Post
    Not sure, I left it dead overnight and fired it up this morning, worked for about 10 minutes and did it again.
    You should measure the temps of the computer to see if the video card is overheating.



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    Re: Computer Help

    Have you tried checking if the cord between the computer and monitor and/or the power cord has gone bad? I've had that happen before, and if that is truly the problem it would be your least expensive fix.


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    Re: Computer Help

    Okay downloaded speedfan to test temps, gpu was at 100 celsius and climbing, so immediately shut it down.


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    Re: Computer Help

    From aweb84:
    Download a video; make sure the video driver is up to date.



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    Re: Computer Help

    Quote Originally Posted by simply1 View Post
    Okay downloaded speedfan to test temps, gpu was at 100 celsius and climbing, so immediately shut it down.
    What GPU do you have?


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    Re: Computer Help

    Quote Originally Posted by simply1 View Post
    Okay downloaded speedfan to test temps, gpu was at 100 celsius and climbing, so immediately shut it down.
    Have you checked to make sure your GPU fan is still working? Or, if it is a heatsink only GPU, that the heatsink hasn't come loose?



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    Re: Computer Help

    yeah, sounds like gpu is overheating... pull the cover off and see if the fan is working... if not, you can try to replace the fan, use your onboard graphics if you have them or buy a new graphics card...



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    Re: Computer Help

    Clean your fan.



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    Re: Computer Help

    It's an nvidia gts 240


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    Plan on opening it up once I get back home


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    Re: Computer Help

    Do you have pets? Sometimes the openings can get clogged up with pet hair. We have two cats who are on permanent shed mode, and have to clean out the computer ever couple months or so.


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