Snow Villiers Mar 21, 2014 @ 10:28am
I keep getting 'no input signal' while gaming.
I have no idea what is causing my screen to go "No input signal" and cutting the monitor off. I've tried taking the graphics card out and putting it back in, putting the RAM in and out, changing the monitor wire, buying a whole new PSU (750w) which is a great brand (Corsiar) and now I am out of ideas of what to do.
The only thing I can think of is the motherboard is ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ or the monitor is dying. It never cuts off on the internet though. Only when I'm gaming.

Basically, I play certain video games and the screen cuts off and goes black saying "No Input Signal" for 5-8 seconds and then comes back on. The audio still works though. This happens on many of my games and my PC isn't even a bad build either so I'm assuming it is the motherboard and if it is, I really hate life because I just spent £65 on my new PSU which STILL hasn't fixed the problem!

Does anybody know what this could be and how to fix it?

Specs:
Processor: Intel Core i5 4670K @ 3.40GHz
Ram: 8.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. H81M-PLUS (SOCKET 1150)
Monitor: 17'' (1280x1024@75Hz)
Graphics Card: 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (EVGA)
Storage: 1863GB ATA ST2000DM001-1CH1 SCSI Disk Device (SATA)
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Rumpelcrutchskin Mar 21, 2014 @ 10:48am 
Faulty graphics card or faulty monitor most likely if any of the troubleshooting has not worked.
Try to borrow some other monitor or card from somewhere and see if those would work.
And btw you are long overdue of getting new 1920x1080 monitor, ancient 17" 1280x1024 really kills the point of owning GTX 660.
One thing you can try to see if it's monitor is to take your GTX 660 out and hook the monitor to motherboard to use i5's integrated graphics. If it still loses input signal then it's most likely monitor.
Last edited by Rumpelcrutchskin; Mar 21, 2014 @ 10:57am
Abisha Mar 21, 2014 @ 10:57am 
no input is cased by resolutions range, you running a resolutions your display can't handle.
for instance a HDTV cant handle weird resolutions like that are specific for monitors.
most games have a setup outside the game so you can set it right, old games have a specific Ini that you can manual chance.
Rumpelcrutchskin Mar 21, 2014 @ 11:01am 
Originally posted by Abisha:
no input is cased by resolutions range, you running a resolutions your display can't handle.
for instance a HDTV cant handle weird resolutions like that are specific for monitors.
most games have a setup outside the game so you can set it right, old games have a specific Ini that you can manual chance.

Nah cant be this, you cant go higher resolution then your monitor allows in games and 1280x1024 is supported in basicly any game.
Last edited by Rumpelcrutchskin; Mar 21, 2014 @ 11:03am
Rubuck blocky hooves Mar 21, 2014 @ 11:06am 
I bet its another one of these problems;
https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/648176/geforce-drivers/monitor-display-blank-screen-issue-after-driver-update-updated-1-23-14-/1/

^Happened on 500 and 600 series Nvidia cards. I have this problem and similar with each driver update since 600 series. One of the comments there said disable anything to do with Hardware Acceleration, and that should at least reduce the issue.

Originally posted by Rumpelcrutchskin:
And btw you are long overdue of getting new 1920x1080 monitor, ancient 17" 1280x1024 really kills the point of owning GTX 660.

Not if you want more from said graphics card.
_I_ Mar 21, 2014 @ 11:17am 
in the nvidia control panel
http://international.download.nvidia.com/webassets/en_US/shared/images/articles/27527BetaDesktopControlPanel.png

pick on adjust desktop size and position
and pick scale (keep aspect ratio)
and perform scaling on gpu not on the monitor

hdtvs do not know how to handle other resolutions (non 1920x1080 or 1280x720)

then in the games video menu, set the video to it to 1920x1080

edit:
what monitor do you have?
if its a vga or tube, get a new monitor
welcome to the year 2010
Last edited by _I_; Mar 21, 2014 @ 11:23am
Snow Villiers Mar 21, 2014 @ 11:38am 
Originally posted by _I_:
in the nvidia control panel
http://international.download.nvidia.com/webassets/en_US/shared/images/articles/27527BetaDesktopControlPanel.png

pick on adjust desktop size and position
and pick scale (keep aspect ratio)
and perform scaling on gpu not on the monitor

hdtvs do not know how to handle other resolutions (non 1920x1080 or 1280x720)

then in the games video menu, set the video to it to 1920x1080

edit:
what monitor do you have?
if its a vga or tube, get a new monitor
welcome to the year 2010

No idea. It might be a VGA. I'll try what you said anyhow.

Edit: I don't have 1920x1080.
Last edited by Snow Villiers; Mar 21, 2014 @ 11:46am
rotNdude Mar 21, 2014 @ 11:47am 
If it is only doing it while gaming, then I would rule out the monitor and suspect the video card.
Snow Villiers Mar 21, 2014 @ 12:01pm 
Originally posted by rotNdude:
If it is only doing it while gaming, then I would rule out the monitor and suspect the video card.

I bought mine off Amazon about 9 months ago and have no idea if I have a warrenty or not. :/ I don't feel like buying the same one again for about £160-260.
Last edited by Snow Villiers; Mar 21, 2014 @ 12:02pm
_I_ Mar 21, 2014 @ 12:04pm 
can you try a different monior, or dvi/hdmi/vga cable or adapters

Snow Villiers Mar 21, 2014 @ 2:31pm 
Originally posted by _I_:
can you try a different monior, or dvi/hdmi/vga cable or adapters

I've tried different cables and the problem still persists. I haven't got a spare monitor either.
rotNdude Mar 21, 2014 @ 2:41pm 
Originally posted by Gabriel 'Dracula' Belmont:
Originally posted by rotNdude:
If it is only doing it while gaming, then I would rule out the monitor and suspect the video card.

I bought mine off Amazon about 9 months ago and have no idea if I have a warrenty or not. :/ I don't feel like buying the same one again for about £160-260.

It's time to figure that out. If you have a buddy that will lend you a video card, you could try that. You may even want to unseat and then reinstall the video card again.
Carlsberg Mar 21, 2014 @ 5:50pm 
It could be a heat related issue if its only happening in games, if the gpu doesn't respond within a given time frame then windows will force a gpu reset. When that happens the screen will go blank for a couple of seconds until the gpu refreshes and redraws the frame. Check the temps on both cpu and gpu. maybe fans etc need cleaning.
_I_ Mar 21, 2014 @ 6:22pm 
what power supply do you have?
brand/model

that is a fairly low power build, a quality 450w (or cx430) will be more than enough for it
Snow Villiers Mar 22, 2014 @ 5:17am 
Originally posted by _I_:
what power supply do you have?
brand/model

that is a fairly low power build, a quality 450w (or cx430) will be more than enough for it

I have a 750w Corsair Bronze 80+ or something.
Snow Villiers Mar 22, 2014 @ 5:18am 
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Originally posted by Carlsberg:
It could be a heat related issue if its only happening in games, if the gpu doesn't respond within a given time frame then windows will force a gpu reset. When that happens the screen will go blank for a couple of seconds until the gpu refreshes and redraws the frame. Check the temps on both cpu and gpu. maybe fans etc need cleaning.

I've cleaned the whole PC out from top to bottom of dust as well as the fans and the PSU is new. I only got it yesterday.
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