Neutral Guy Mar 8 @ 2:20pm
Monitor randomly flashing
After getting new parts for computer and putting them in my monitor is now sometimes randomly flashing and when I tried to play a game it went to black screen whats wrong with my computer?
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Azza ☠ Mar 8 @ 2:28pm 
What are your PC specs vs your PSU (Power Supply Unit) wattage, you could find it's draining all the juice?
Last edited by Azza ☠; Mar 8 @ 2:29pm
Neutral Guy Mar 8 @ 2:31pm 
Originally posted by Azza ☠:
What are your PC specs vs your PSU (Power Supply Unit) wattage, you could find it's draining all the juice?
AMD 7870
FX 8350
ASUS M5A97
650W 80 Gold
_I_ Mar 8 @ 2:32pm 
is it the monitor or the pc?
does the pc do it with a different monitor, or the monitor do it with a different pc?

and what did you upgrade?
and what brand/model power supply?
Last edited by _I_; Mar 8 @ 2:33pm
Neutral Guy Mar 8 @ 2:34pm 
Originally posted by _I_:
is it the monitor or the pc?
does the pc do it with a different monitor, or the monitor do it with a different pc?

and what did you upgrade?
and what brand/model power supply?
Not sure monitor will cut out during a game but the computer still works
have not tested yet

New motherboard and CPU
Corsair
rotNdude Mar 8 @ 3:02pm 
The monitor flashing like that is usually the dreaded Windows TDR error.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/ff570087(v=vs.85).aspx

Do you see anything in the event log?
Neutral Guy Mar 8 @ 3:19pm 
Originally posted by rotNdude:
The monitor flashing like that is usually the dreaded Windows TDR error.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/ff570087(v=vs.85).aspx

Do you see anything in the event log?
So what can I do?
Azza ☠ Mar 8 @ 3:40pm 
Start > Run > Type 'Event Viewer' and select it from the list.

Event Viewer (Local) > Custom Views > Administatrative Events

Looks for any red error messages and note the message down.
Neutral Guy Mar 9 @ 3:11am 
Originally posted by Azza ☠:
Start > Run > Type 'Event Viewer' and select it from the list.

Event Viewer (Local) > Custom Views > Administatrative Events

Looks for any red error messages and note the message down.
Any specific ones because there are alot of error messages and a few critical ones?
UberFiend (Banned) Mar 9 @ 4:41am 
Did you download the latest graphic card drivers from AMD website?

The ones on discs that come with the parts (and the Windows ones) are always out-dated.

This means I also recommend checking the motherboard maker's site for newer BIOS, & mobo drivers. Same for any other components.

Do you have Windows Updates up to date?

Because your computer isn't crashing, & recovers, Event Viewer will only show you App Hangs & be of little use towards a solution.
Last edited by UberFiend; Mar 9 @ 10:48am
Shnabzs Mar 9 @ 4:48am 
Buy new one
Azza ☠ Mar 9 @ 10:44am 
Originally posted by Neutral Guy:
Originally posted by Azza ☠:
Start > Run > Type 'Event Viewer' and select it from the list.

Event Viewer (Local) > Custom Views > Administatrative Events

Looks for any red error messages and note the message down.
Any specific ones because there are alot of error messages and a few critical ones?

From your last boot time or the time around that issue...

You can ignore any 'Steam Client Service' - Error: Failed to poke open firewall. Also, most 'Warnings', just the 'Errors' and/or 'Critical'. If your getting lots, you might find it's just repeating, else your got a major setup issue - could be missing drivers, corruption or crashing/conflict, etc.

Last edited by Azza ☠; Mar 9 @ 10:46am
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