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Sudden black screen no BSOD.

  1. #1


    UK
    Posts : 150
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Sudden black screen no BSOD.


    Hi everyone

    I was just checking email on my Win 8.1 Pro machine and got a sudden black screen no BSOD. I know my MSI P35 board is a bit old but thought my Video card or monitor had gone. PSU is old but only a couple of years I think and it is a Corsair modular 500w. I know this is a one off but can anyone point me in the right direction of where to look for a possible fault. Switched off at power button when black screen appeared and it wouldn't boot then tried the reset button and the tower switched off for a second and then booted normally. Any ideas?

    cheers

    Tim

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  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    According to your system specs you have a Dell, See this site and perform diagnostics if able:
    What Dell diagnostic tools can I use to fix hardware problems? | Dell US
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  3. #3


    UK
    Posts : 150
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hi Thanks for the reply I have a Dell monitor the system was built by Novatech. Looking at the action centre reliability graph there is a critical video hardware error so have cleaned up the MSI Video card and reseated. Looks like a new video card is on the books as it has just happened again unless it is a driver error!
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  4. #4


    UK
    Posts : 150
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I think I have found the problem, the GPU core is 91 C so Im thinking this is way too high need to check the fan.
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  5. #5


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by banger View Post
    I think I have found the problem, the GPU core is 91 C so Im thinking this is way too high need to check the fan.
    Vacuum cleaner with crevice attachment & straw.
    & tweasers.
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  6. #6


    UK
    Posts : 150
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Cleaned, now 70 C and rising. Fan doesnt appear to be working!
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  7. #7


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by banger View Post
    Cleaned, now 70 C and rising. Fan doesnt appear to be working!

    Buy new fan.
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  8. #8


    UK
    Posts : 150
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Only new fan is in China I can find so decided to buy new card for 30 without fan which will hopefully need just a clean in future, now 84 c
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  9. #9


    UK
    Posts : 150
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Fixed the fan with some electrical spray cleaner, now sitting at 45c, think I prefer the passive cooling GT 610 I have ordered for future use and keep this as a spare.
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  10. #10


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Good move
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