Graphic Cards Problem with Graphics card or PSU?


vaibhavyagnik

Well-Known Member
Adept
Intel Core i7 860,
DFI P55 t3eh9
Sapphire RX570,
16 GB DDR3
Corsair CX430
Computer connected to Monitor via DP to HDMI cable
Computer was running fine and I was playing PUBG PC lite. Suddenly display goes black with "no signal" message on monitor. I hard reset and display comes back up. Happens again during game play. So I download Unigen Heaven benchmark and run it. Happens after 3rd or 4th Scene. I then boot to Mac OS and run unigen heaven benchmark. Same problem. At this point I thing either the GPU is dying or PSU dying.
Your thoughts?
 

puns

Well-Known Member
Super Mod
Intel Core i7 860,
DFI P55 t3eh9
Sapphire RX570,
16 GB DDR3
Corsair CX430
Computer connected to Monitor via DP to HDMI cable
Computer was running fine and I was playing PUBG PC lite. Suddenly display goes black with "no signal" message on monitor. I hard reset and display comes back up. Happens again during game play. So I download Unigen Heaven benchmark and run it. Happens after 3rd or 4th Scene. I then boot to Mac OS and run unigen heaven benchmark. Same problem. At this point I thing either the GPU is dying or PSU dying.
Your thoughts?

check temperature of card while gaming / stress test
 

vaibhavyagnik

Well-Known Member
Adept
check temperature of card while gaming / stress test
+1, enable radeon overlay (Ctrl + Shift + O) and ypou can see the GPU temp on the screen. Keep monitoring it to the point where PC crashes.

I saw 71 Deg C before the display lost signal on Unigen Heaven
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Did the PC shut down? Or only display? You could try replacing thermal paste on the GPU.
The PC did not restart. I had teamviewer running to see if the computer responds when the signal is lost. But teamviewer also started reconnecting. This leads me to believe that computer had stopped responding.
 

ruiner21

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Adept
It could very well be the PSU, 71 degree isn't very high.

I saw similar behaviour on my old PC, when the UPS was not able to deliver enough power. It worked fine while doing normal work, but lost display when running games.
 

Chaos

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Veteran
Do you have a spare gpu you can test with? That would rule out the psu. I'm 99% certain its the GPU dying.
 

vaibhavyagnik

Well-Known Member
Adept
I don't have a spare GPU. I am planning to test this GPU in another system and running benchmark. This will help diagnose if it is the GPU or PSU
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So in an interesting turn of events, I decided to change the PCIE slot to rule out a faulty PCIE slot. GPU worked perfectly in the second slot. Again put the GPU in the first PCIE slot and now it is working perfectly in that slot too. The GPU was not loose or anything in the first place! Wonder what is happening. I will just have to keep it under observation.
 
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nRiTeCh

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Veteran
So in an interesting turn of events, I decided to change the PCIE slot to rule out a faulty PCIE slot. GPU worked perfectly in the second slot. Again put the GPU in the first PCIE slot and now it is working perfectly in that slot too. The GPU was not loose or anything in the first place! Wonder what is happening. I will just have to keep it under observation.
Sometimes even components need a temporary change and I can vouch on this as every time I clean my entire rig while dissembling everything, my rams refuse to work on their earlier slots and only after few shuffles they start to work again...
 

Emperor

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Adept
I too face same issue with system when Install MSI Radeon GPU.

Before installing GPU all was OK for whole 1 week, but after installing GPU, with light games no issue but with some heavy work (stress on CPU) it keep restart.

Will remove GPU and check after some days, if restart issue still there.
 

mnanand

Member
Disciple
Though entirely sufficient for your overall power reqs, that is an aging PSU, i reckon its not able to match the radeon's power draw for games sufficiently. Either way have a close watch on that unit.
 

vaibhavyagnik

Well-Known Member
Adept
Though entirely sufficient for your overall power reqs, that is an aging PSU, i reckon its not able to match the radeon's power draw for games sufficiently. Either way have a close watch on that unit.
Although the PSU is old, it used to drive a Intel G620 and that PC also was a backup PC so remained off most of the times. So the PSU is pretty fresh in terms of usage. But you are right. I need to keep a close eye.
 

mechmax

Member
Disciple
Just remove PSU/SMPS and clean it good Blower (you may used compress air of any tire puncture shop If you don't have ) in the past one of my antec 850 smps was not providing more than 400W .
 

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