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Monitor losing signal randomly

My monitor is losing signal while playing certain games. First this happened while playing Dragon Age: Inquisition and then with War thunder playing with tanks. I have also played other games like Farcry 4 and Arma 3 and do not have this issue. The only way it seems I can get back to my desktop is to restart my computer. While playing Dragon age I restarted my computer and at one point my hard drive corrupted and I had to spend money to get it in working order again. When the power goes off I hear no more sound as well. I recently got a new graphics card and new fans (along with a new lquid cooling system). My temperatures are all quite normal so that is ruled out. The bios and other drivers are also up-to-date. Please help if you can, I cannot figure it out.

Specs:

Motherboard - Gigabyte X79- UD3
Processor - Intel Core i7- 3960X
Graphics card - Geforce GTX 970
Power supply - 1000w
RAM - 16 GB DDR3
Monitor - Acer H236HL
OS - Windows 7 Home Premium
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  1. If your drivers are truly up-to-date, your problem could either be:
    1. busted monitor
    2. busted cable connecting GPU to monitor
    3. busted GPU
    4. busted motherboard
    5. driver incompatibility
  2. MetalSparks said:
    If your drivers are truly up-to-date, your problem could either be:
    1. busted monitor
    2. busted cable connecting GPU to monitor
    3. busted GPU
    4. busted motherboard
    5. driver incompatibility


    Anyway to test these things? I really don't have any extra parts laying around sadly so it will be hard to find out. I may just have to buy new cables first to rule that out. The monitor w/ cables itself are only so old. I would say a year if that.
  3. Best answer
    Carson0711 said:
    MetalSparks said:
    If your drivers are truly up-to-date, your problem could either be:
    1. busted monitor
    2. busted cable connecting GPU to monitor
    3. busted GPU
    4. busted motherboard
    5. driver incompatibility


    Anyway to test these things? I really don't have any extra parts laying around sadly so it will be hard to find out. I may just have to buy new cables first to rule that out. The monitor w/ cables itself are only so old. I would say a year if that.


    1. test with another monitor
    2. test with another cable that connects GPU to monitor
    3. test with a different GPU
    4. test with a different motherboard
    5. check to make sure each and every one of drivers and your OS are up to date
  4. I have the same monitor and i'm having the same problem, i'm beginning to think its the monitor
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