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Monitor turning off and on

AussieInferno
  • 25 months ago

So I downloaded Black Desert Online and fired it up today and when I was in character selection my monitor would keep turning itself off then back on again. I decided to download Heaven Benchmark to see if that would cause it and yep started doing it as soon as i ran the test.

I've done a bit of research and it's come down to being either my GPU or PSU, obviously if I had to replace one you know which I'd rather it be.

I was wondering if someone else has had this issue before and if there's a way I can figure out definitively which hardware is causing the issue or if I'm overlooking something and there's a solution I don't know about. I'm not the brightest when it comes to computers so i haven't changed any of my hardware settings, as far as i know of. TIA

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $302.00 @ Shopping Express
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler $49.00 @ PCCaseGear
Motherboard ASRock - H270M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $129.00 @ Umart
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $259.00 @ Shopping Express
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.00 @ Shopping Express
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $80.00 @ PLE Computers
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $829.00 @ Umart
Case Fractal Design - Define Mini C TG MicroATX Mid Tower Case $143.00 @ Skycomp Technology
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $129.00 @ Scorptec
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $124.00 @ Shopping Express
Wireless Network Adapter Asus - PCE-AC68 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $101.00 @ Shopping Express
Monitor Acer - XB271HU bmiprz 27.0" 2560x1440 165Hz Monitor $898.00 @ Shopping Express
Keyboard Corsair - K70 LUX RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $174.00 @ Shopping Express
Mouse Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse $81.00 @ IJK
Headphones Kingston - HyperX Cloud Alpha Headset -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3417.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-19 06:13 AEDT+1100

Comments

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

If your actual monitor is turning off and on it's neither your GPU or your PSU, it's your monitor. Now, if the signal keeps cutting out and returning it's probably the GPU. If it were the PSU the system would likely shut down and need to be restarted manually.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah poor choice of words, the signal cuts out and the monitor displays "no signal" need it all reappears but then just keeps cycling through no signal then back on.

So obviously my only option is to replace the GPU?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Just going off of the symptoms that's how it sounds. Try to use integrated graphics and see if the issue persists. Granted, this wouldn't use much power so it wouldn't really stress your PSU. But that really doesn't sound like the issue if it isn't actually shutting off. A better, albeit more difficult, test would be to try another GPU that pulls about the same power.

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