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Question Tracking if Graphics Card was Responsible for Black Screen?

Jun 23, 2021
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Hi,

I want to find out if my Graphics Card was responsible for any of the black screens for a few seconds that I experienced over the last 6 months. Is there some log I can look at to see any Graphics Card errors from this past February and March? Is there any other way to test if my graphics card might be responsible for black screens? I've heard black screens can result from graphics cards restarting or outdated drivers.

I am having black screens for a few seconds issue that I’ve seen many other posts about on Tom’s Hardware.

My PC Laptop is as follows:
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2 in 1, purchased around 2018
i7-8550U
NVIDIA GeForce MX130
Dell Inc. 0PRWJ1
Installed RAM 16Gb
Philips 325E1C 32" Super-Curved Frameless Monitor, Quad HD 2K, 123% sRGB, 75Hz FreeSync, VESA (2 of these)
Keyboard: Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Gaming Keyboard
Mouse: Logitech MX Master 3
OS: Windows 10

All Windows updates up to date
CPU Temperature 33 degrees Celsius
GPU Temperature – can provide if helpful, was having some issues with MSI Afterburner, I don’t usually game
All drivers are up to date
Monitors were 5 months old when problems started happening
Not a cables problem – unplugged them, plugged them back in, swapped them out with new ones, no behavior change
Had an IT expert check that my startup application settings are good

Many thanks for the help.
 
windows event logs would be showing error reports with driver resets in it
if there are no such logs, and monitor just blacks out then it could be bad cable (emi interference) or monitor itself
to test bad cable, u can use lower resolution/refresh rate, if no issues at 1080p @ 60Hz, than its cable
 
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