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Question New monitor goes black for couple seconds

AdamStain

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Oct 26, 2013
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Hey all, I just bought a new monitor for gaming.



Whenever I play games, doesn't matter if its Minecraft or GTA V every now and then it goes black for a few seconds and then comes back.



New monitor is a AOC CQ32G1 (32" 144hz 1440P 1ms curved)



My old monitor which I now use as a secondary is a DELL D2719HGF (27" 1080p 144hz 2ms)



I also have a third monitor, some generic AOC 24" 1080p, nothing special.



The first 2 monitors are connected through DP and the 3rd generic monitor is connect via hdmi.



Specs are:



(all built-in late 2017)

i7 7700k

GTX 1080

1TB SSD

3TB HDD

500GB SSD

Corsair 850w PSU

Corsair 4x4 3000hz ram (16gb total)

Asus Z170-A MOBO



I've tried switching cables, removing the other monitors, using different ports on the GPU, using a HDMI instead of DP, reinstalled my NVidia Graphics drivers, installed all windows updates.



Nothing seems to be working, would like to fix it otherwise I will return the monitor.
 

Laughskate

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May 20, 2020
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Could be a bad cable. Are you sure everything is connected well? Try taking your gpu out and putting it back in. It's possible its a monitor issue.
 

AdamStain

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Oct 26, 2013
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AdamStain

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Oct 26, 2013
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You said you didn't have an issue with it for 3 years with your old monitor. Did you upgrade after those 3 years?
Yes I upgraded from my DELL monitor to a new AOC monitor which started all these issues. I returned the AOC monitor but now im having the same issues on my DELL monitor.
 

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