Hey guys. As some of you might have seen, I had an issue with my computer. It just kept restarting and restarting, but I solved it. Which is right here: https://teksyndicate.com/comment/1727068#comment-1727068
BUT, another problem popped up and I f'in hate it. This morning, I've played BF4 for about 2 hours without any problems at all. The computer was working like a charm, then after a couple of rounds, I left the game. An hour later, I decided to play another round, so I joined back to another server. The problem started after 5-10 mins. The screen started flickering with white net looking stuff, and both my monitors shut themselves off. The thing though, computer kept working but screens first said "no signal", then went to sleep mode. So I restarted the computer, and it was like nothing's ever happened. I used Chrome for a while, then played a couple of videos on VLC player; nothing happened. I joined back to the game, and it happened again. The same exact thing in again 5 to 10 mins. I tried other games to see if it's a problem with my graphics cards, and yes, it's happened again.
The other things I tried:
- Prime95 for 30 mins for CPU, RAM, and HDDs. No problems there.
- Clean reinstall of AMD drivers.
- AIDA64 on CPU and GPU separately, and bam. On GPU, monitors shut themselves down (without flickering), so I had to restart the computer once again.
- Called ASUS Support, they told me it's a PSU issue and hung up on my face.
- Called Corsair, they sort of relieved me when I told them the steps I took. The representative first told me that if it was a PSU related issue, the computer would've failed CPU and RAM stress tests. Then he told me to check out the VRAM temps while I do the testing, so I ran AIDA64 once more while watching the temps with both HWMonitor and CPUfan (fan speed on automatic). The temps went up to 90 from 50, gradually. And it again, shut the screens off. I noticed something, though. CPUfan kept GPU fan speed at 20% to 30% even though it was burning hot. Maybe that was the issue?
- Called ASUS Support, again. The gentleman told me that it's definitely a graphics card issue, after I explained all of the steps I took, and that they would replace it. So I filed an RMA.
Now, I have two more days before they send me an email asking for debit card information. Is there anything I could do to test it? It just started happening out of the blue.
Things I can do:
- CLEAN drivers installation. (I only uninstalled the drivers from Program Files, I could use extra software to make sure everything is gone this time)
- Asus GPU Tweak Fan Profile check? Since it stayed at around 20-30%, I thought maybe it's just shutting itself down because of too much heat?
- Different PCI slot test, to see if the issue is the motherboard. (By the way, motherboard's posting A0 on startup, which means a-ok, I think)
- Onboard graphics card test. The problem with this is, my card works fine on desktop unless I do heavy working. How am I supposed to test to see if it's the PSU without another graphics card?
Thanks a bunch, guys. This is the second major issue I'm having in just one week. Thanks!