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Bad timing.

Discussion in 'BreachLAN 26' started by .AC., Jul 31, 2013.

  1. .AC.

    .AC. Well-Known Member

    Hey guys, having a little issue with my PC.

    If I'm in a game for a while (or graphic intensive program like furmark) the monitor will go black (get put in sleep mode), the sound from everyting not including the aplication i was in will continue for about 5 seconds and stop. Then the PC locks up and I have to manually start it.

    Chkdsk and memory test both are fine so I'm guessing its either my PSU or my GPU, would anyone be able to narrow it down or anything? Kinda desperate to get it fixed before I head to the LAN at 3am. I also wondering if anyone is bringing spare parts thatI might be able to borrow over the LAN if I don't get it fixed.
  2. sirflukesalot

    sirflukesalot SEND IN MORE CONSCRIPTS! BreachLAN Sponsor

    I actually had this problem happen 2 times last week I dont know what caused I just assumed it was the heat I my room as it happened on two extremely hot days after having a couple things on at once spotify, chrome, steam, origin, were all up when It happened the spotify music stopped the same way you described and it locked up.
  3. Deep Blue

    Deep Blue The BOFH Staff Member

    Check things like ram timings, I also recommend running Memtest for a few hours to make sure your ram is OK. I don't personally have any decent spares but there is a good shop in town which I can take you to if required.

    What happens if you run furmark? Also have you updated your drivers recently? If so, try a roll back. If not, try an update :)

    I have install media for most things if we narrow it down to an OS issue. :)
  4. .AC.

    .AC. Well-Known Member

    Cheers Dex, I had an issue where if i ran furmark for about 20 minutes, the screen would go to sleep mode, and i wouldnt be able to wake the machine up.. It was the sort of lockup that Pressing Capslock and numlock didn't change the light on the keyboard. regardless, I did a memtest for a couple of hours and nothing was wrong.

    I tried the old, take everything out, vacuum it, plug it back in approach and ran furmark for an hour without a problem, possibly fixed but I'll wait until the LAN to be certain.
  5. Deep Blue

    Deep Blue The BOFH Staff Member

    Fingers crossed for you dude, I'm sure someone will have a spare pc or parts for you!
    .AC. and Castiana like this.

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