Question Crashing to black screen and restarting

May 28, 2020
I have recently run into some issues with my system randomly crashing to black screen, both monitors saying no display connected etc, and the computer then restarting.

Before this, I have experienced varying issues, ranging from freezes but mouse moving intermittently and requiring a hard restart to different types of blue screen crashes.

I have followed various guides online, /sfc scannow, memory diag checks, used DDU for drivers and a full windows reset. All drivers have been updated and the issue has been present over several iterations of the GPU driver versions.

My system consists of;
PSU : Corsair Professional Series AX 760 Watt ATX/EPS Fully Modular 80

MB : GIGABYTE GA-AB350-Gaming 3 Next Gen AMD Ryzen CPU AM4 Socket DDR4 PCIe Gen3 USB 3.1 ATX

CPU : AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Processor (8C/16T, 36MB Cache, 4.4 GHz Max Boost)

SSD (Win Install) :Samsung MZ-V7E1T0BW 970 EVO 1 TB V-NAND M.2 PCI Express
Samsung 2.5-Inch 250 GB 850 EVO Solid State Drive
Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB 2.5 inch Solid State Drive

RAM : Corsair CMU16GX4M2C3200C16R 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) (Running at 2933hz)

GFX Card : ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Advanced Edition 8 GB GDDR6

Most recently I have had several IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL and MEMORY_MANAGEMENT crashes but mainly black screen restarts after a freeze.

I have also re-seated all components and checked all cables.

CPU has been at 29c when a crash occured with sub 20% Vram usage. CPU temperatures have not been checked.

Nothing is overclocked as I am relatively new to all this.

Any ideas what I should try?
Reactions: Ryuphobia
Jun 4, 2020
Same problem.

I've used this PC for 5 months without any problem. Today (June4,2020)unable to play all game that use to play.

Crash while playing World of Tank.

CPU: Ryzen 5 2600
GPU: RX580 8g and GTX 1060 6g (Tested on both gpus, problems on both)
MB: AsrockB450 Gaming K4
PSU: 850W Antec + 550w Noname
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Oct 21, 2020
I have a 1600x1200 external monitor running win7 64 bit which I would occasionally watch streaming tv on.
I upgraded to a 1920x1080 monitor. Now, while watching streaming TV, the computer would randomly go black, and I would have to reset using the on/off switch
I downgraded the resolution back to 1600x1200 - voila, no more crash.
I didn't investigate further - CPU speed, video card, etc. But this is a quick fix to try.