Question Monitor goes black with minimal sound randomly

DJLupoB

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This usually happens after running heavy programs like video games for an amount of time, getting off of the game, and then starting again. For that reason, I don't know if it's some memory dump in my RAM or my GPU or if it's something else.

Basically, at some random point in time, my screen will go black and any sounds coming from any software will end up being choppy or cut off entirely. My fans are still on, and from what I can tell, Windows is still somewhat working.

I've read before that it could be my GPU, my RAM, or a cable between my PC and monitors. The monitors stay on, but are black and "No Signal" shows up. My second monitor, which I have my Nintendo Switch plugged into, sometimes goes to displaying the Switch.

Any help would be appreciated.

Specs:
CPU: AMD FX-8350 8-core processor
GPU: AMD Radeon R9 290
RAM: 8GB DDR3
Monitors: AOC 28" monitors
Using DVI-I between GPU and monitors
EVGA 750W Gold+ PSU
Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5
 

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