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Sudden Black Screen, Fans at Full Speed?
« on: May 31, 2020, 05:58:40 pm »
So my monitor sometimes just stops getting input (as if my computer is off) and my fans just go full-on leaf blower. Honestly, I can't figure out when or why it keeps happening, to be honest.

My ancient machine is an AMD Athlon X4 651 Quad-Core Processor 3Ghz, running Windows 7 x64 bit OS.

So, yeah... what is essentially a standard ATM machine at this point.  ::)




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Re: Sudden Black Screen, Fans at Full Speed?
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2020, 05:26:15 pm »
Cleaned the inside of dust. I was figuring that it was my video card, but that doesn't seem to be the problem. My gut tells me that this could be a power supply going bad. Swapping it out now to see if that does something for me...

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Re: Sudden Black Screen, Fans at Full Speed?
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2020, 05:56:33 pm »
So... success, I think?

I'm definitely noticing better performance out of my system. Before, I'd get windows leaving "pieces" of itself on my screen after closing or moving them. Like it would take a while for my desktop to 'refresh' itself.

System is still running after 15 minutes, display is still up. No black screen, yet. Fans are not leaf-blowing.

Let's see how this goes after an hour. Maybe I should test things with some programs, like games and what not.

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Re: Sudden Black Screen, Fans at Full Speed?
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2020, 07:09:24 pm »
Cleaned the inside of dust. I was figuring that it was my video card, but that doesn't seem to be the problem. My gut tells me that this could be a power supply going bad. Swapping it out now to see if that does something for me...

Unlikely it's a PS.  That'd just drop out, not spin your fans up.  Clearing dust is a good thing; It sounds more, though, like a failing video card, bad drivers, or maybe some wonky OC software.  Are you using Afterburner or any after-market video software?  I'd also check and make sure that, if the machine has on-board video, it's turned off in the BIOS.  Quantum events are a thing, and sometimes, though rarely, settings can get borked.

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Re: Sudden Black Screen, Fans at Full Speed?
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2020, 09:03:24 pm »
Took my PC to my friends place. It had problems starting up. Black screen. Beeping. He discovered that I had a bad battery on the motherboard. Its replaced. Still troubleshooting other problems on it. Like my Bearextender forgetting that it is an extender.

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Re: Sudden Black Screen, Fans at Full Speed?
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2020, 09:13:56 pm »
Also, thanks. Running that by him, too while I am here.

I am not overclocking anything, by the by.  :-)