Squealing and freezing from monitor during gaming.

darksparten

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There's literally NO artifacts, there's no evidence of the GPU getting hotter(fan profile from TriXX goes to the 40-50C level), then I try to alt-tab and the screen goes blank, the computer is still running but no display to the monitor(just a black screen), additionally, sometimes instead of blank screen the game freezes and a loud screeching noise is heard from the monitor. Any help, this is during hitman absolution.

No overclocks also, my airflow is a single fan blowing from the front and exhausting out the back, I also have an NH-D14 exhausting air also.

Idle is usually around 27C and can go to 30C, these are good, I assume.

EDIT: Noise still comes from the monitor(buzzing+freeze) even though my monitor's speakers aren't even connected to the computer's onboard audio.
 

darksparten

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I assume it's overheating.

I've already run Windows Memory Diagonostic so it's not a memory error, and if it's necessary I can run Furmark tommorow and see if the screeching/freezing continues.

If it doesn't then I suppose it's the power supply i guess(CX750)
 

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Well heating doesn't seem very likely with those idle temps. Have you plugged in both 24 and 8 pin connectors to the motherboard properly? I would also double check that the GPU is firmly seated in the PCIE slot and that the PCIE power cables are connected properly.

I've had a very similar case scenario with a PCIE power coming only slightly loose from the GPU while doing cleaning.
 

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Apparently the GPU was not fully in the PCIe slot, however I just felt this and I'm not sure if it was really not fully plugged in or if it was just me.

I'll test it tommorow and if it doesn't work I'll change a PCIe slot.
 

darksparten

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This is getting ridiculous.

I spent 1500+ on this build, and it looks like I'm going to be stuck with a flawed solution incapable of anything higher than video watching for years.

Basically when starting a game like Hitman Absolution or Shogun 2 it'll let me play fine for 10 minutes or so, with 50+ FPS maxed settings 1920x1080 with no screen tearing or lag whatsoever. Then the game will freeze and an extremely loud buzzing will come out of the monitor's speakers

I've tried

Underclocking GPU
switching SSD SATA cable
reseating GPU
Changing PCIe slot
adding fans


and the list just goes on, the temps are all fine, my NH-D14 Has my 3930k below 50C at all times and my GPU never gets above 50C.
 

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What monitor do you have? I'm leaning towards a cable issue. With the different revisions of HDMI and the new DisplayPort, the issue you're stating I typically see caused by the new DisplayPort or HDMI cables. Basically what can happen is both technology send power across the cable and when things heat up, improper shielding allows for certain frequencies to transfer, monitor don't like it, video card won't understand what happened to the data and you get a freeze with a weird sound from the monitor.

Happens a lot with DisplayPort cables, and I've seen it much more lately with the new HDMI v3. Get an older HDMI cable if you can. Cheap one from Wal-Mart for $6 online.

 

gtracer93

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Yeah. Literally, half my friends had weird HDMI and DisplayPort cable issues. Should never be an issue and it happened to several of us. Seemed to only happen to my friends and me that had monitors that were or supported HDTV.

Other things to try, just in case. Try both enabling and disabling VSYNC in the graphics settings for your games. Try turning down the graphics and see if the problem goes away also. But like you said, hopefully drivers have been updated and resolved the issue and you just have a simple cable problem.

good luck to you,
Joey
 

gtracer93

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I post on a LOT of different forums. I'm a Sr. Network Admin and a huge gamer so anytime I search information that brings me to a site, I try to contribute to that site as a thank you and help someone else. Looks like you have a great gaming rig though. not sure what your old rig was, but minus this issue, should be a great rig.

I'm still running an Overclocked Intel Core 2 Quad 6600 @ 4ghz, 12GB of ram and a MSI OC'd GTX560 Ti Twin Frozr graphics card. 256GB Vortex SSD for OS and a few games, then also have 4 SATA3 Seagate 2TB Drives in a Raid 10 set for all my other data. I haven't found anything I can't play yet at max graphics. So you should be good!