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jago86

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I bought a MSI nvidia GTX 680 Twin Frozr III five months ago.

About a month ago, I was gaming and my computer would lock up and crash. I shutdown the computer, then turned it on, it worked for a little while when I was gaming then the same problem again.

Eventually after restarting/powering off a few times, I got chequered blue squares at post, in the BIOS and right before windows loaded. I couldn't use the computer at all. I left my computer alone for the night and the next day it worked fine, no problems at all even when I played games or movies.

Today I ran into the problem again, after resuming from sleep mode. I restarted and got chequered blue squares.

Now when I turn on the computer I get no signal at all.

Right now I'm using onboard video, computer is working fine. What could cause this problem?

Could it be a power issue?

It's not a temperature issue as my room is air conditioned. Maximum temperature of CPU is 42c and GPU 54c


Computer configuration:

OS - Win 8 Pro x64
Mobo - MSI 880GMS - E35 (7641 v2.0)
RAM - Kingston 16GB DDR3
CPU - AMD Phenom II 965 - 3.4Ghz
GPU - MSI TwinFrozr III nVidia GTX 680 2GB
PSU - Thermaltake TR2 600 Watt
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    My Build
    CPU
    AMD FX 8350 4 Ghz (Stock speed) 95W
    Motherboard
    ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
    Memory
    Kingston 16GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI TwinFrozr III nVidia GTX 680 2GB
    Sound Card
    RealTek HD Audio - Logitech THX Z906 5.1 Surround Sound - 500W
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 32" LCD Television - LN32D405E3D
    Screen Resolution
    1360 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Samsung EVO 840 (OS)

    Seagate 500GB (Miscellaneous) 7200rpm SATA 6

    Hitachi 500GB (Games) @ 7200rpm SATA 6

    Hitachi 1TB (Downloads) 7200rpm SATA 3
    PSU
    Cooler Master 800W
    Case
    Corsair HAF XM
    Cooling
    Corsair H80i
    Keyboard
    Klip Xtreme Multimedia- KMM 101E
    Mouse
    Genius Maurus
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbit/s
    Browser
    Opera / Chrome
    Antivirus
    Symantec Endpoint
    Other Info
    i love wantons, sushi, fruit cocktail, pistachio gelato and lemon sorbet

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CountMike

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Although that PSU seems quite enough it surely looks like a power issue. If you can, borrow a known good PSU of same or better specs and try. It is not uncommon for them to loose power after awhile and/or can't handle all the components or power fluctuations any more. Also, in some cases, those "chequered blue squares" can signal problems with video card memory.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD

jago86

Member
Member
Thanks Mike. I will do that and let you know.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    My Build
    CPU
    AMD FX 8350 4 Ghz (Stock speed) 95W
    Motherboard
    ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
    Memory
    Kingston 16GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI TwinFrozr III nVidia GTX 680 2GB
    Sound Card
    RealTek HD Audio - Logitech THX Z906 5.1 Surround Sound - 500W
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 32" LCD Television - LN32D405E3D
    Screen Resolution
    1360 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Samsung EVO 840 (OS)

    Seagate 500GB (Miscellaneous) 7200rpm SATA 6

    Hitachi 500GB (Games) @ 7200rpm SATA 6

    Hitachi 1TB (Downloads) 7200rpm SATA 3
    PSU
    Cooler Master 800W
    Case
    Corsair HAF XM
    Cooling
    Corsair H80i
    Keyboard
    Klip Xtreme Multimedia- KMM 101E
    Mouse
    Genius Maurus
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbit/s
    Browser
    Opera / Chrome
    Antivirus
    Symantec Endpoint
    Other Info
    i love wantons, sushi, fruit cocktail, pistachio gelato and lemon sorbet

    F1 Savant
When if ever has the GPU been pulled and cleaned out? What game is this happening with and is it just the one game?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X 4 965 BE
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4
    Memory
    G-Skill 8 GB PC 8500
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD XFX HD Radeon 6790D
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2l Samsung SyncMaster S20B300
    Screen Resolution
    1600 X 900
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Barracuda 320 GB w/OS
    Seagate Barracuda 1 TB data storage
    PSU
    Ultra X4 750 watt fully modular
    Case
    Thermaltake OverSeer RX 1 fulltower
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper212 120mm
    Keyboard
    Logitech G510
    Mouse
    Razor DeathAdder 3.5

jago86

Member
Member
I took it out to clean it once, and it looked as if it was brand new. MSI has this feature where the fans spin in the opposite way when the computer is turned on/off to clean the dust off.

Metro Last Light and GRID 2 also locked up and crashed, but that was before I got problems, and it was because of drivers.

Got chequred blue squares and lock ups when I played Crysis 1.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    My Build
    CPU
    AMD FX 8350 4 Ghz (Stock speed) 95W
    Motherboard
    ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
    Memory
    Kingston 16GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI TwinFrozr III nVidia GTX 680 2GB
    Sound Card
    RealTek HD Audio - Logitech THX Z906 5.1 Surround Sound - 500W
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 32" LCD Television - LN32D405E3D
    Screen Resolution
    1360 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Samsung EVO 840 (OS)

    Seagate 500GB (Miscellaneous) 7200rpm SATA 6

    Hitachi 500GB (Games) @ 7200rpm SATA 6

    Hitachi 1TB (Downloads) 7200rpm SATA 3
    PSU
    Cooler Master 800W
    Case
    Corsair HAF XM
    Cooling
    Corsair H80i
    Keyboard
    Klip Xtreme Multimedia- KMM 101E
    Mouse
    Genius Maurus
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbit/s
    Browser
    Opera / Chrome
    Antivirus
    Symantec Endpoint
    Other Info
    i love wantons, sushi, fruit cocktail, pistachio gelato and lemon sorbet

    F1 Savant
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