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ServiusTheBear  posted on Dec 30, 2014 6:25:40 AM - Report post

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Its a hardware fault but what bit of hardware can be different. I had that happen in my old system which was a HD issue which led to death and on this laptop am not to sure, except it could a combining of heat and being knocked to the floor by the furr babies.
 
Drenus  posted on Dec 30, 2014 3:38:54 PM - Report post

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@Neo

haven't done the cksks yet, however im starting to think it could perhaps be my GPU, which is faulty, and now singing on its last verse (gtx 660), as for the last day or so, the screen has been flashing alot, like there's a bad connection, and now for the last 4 hours, there's been, in lack of better description, a hizz sound alá if you let the air out of a tire, comming from its port that's used for my screen, its not constant, but comes and goes, but, im also thinking, if its the card that's been the issue all along, wouldn't i have gotten alot of GPU driver failures etc etc. instead of just a hard freeze?

on the other hand, im also leaning towards that its simply the screen that's dying, as there is no graphic distortion, and only the screen flashing, which still leaves me with the original problem, along with a now dying screen, crap!

are there any programs alá memtest, to test on the GPU?, sadly i have neither spare card, or monitor to test with, and i would hate to burn cash on either, before i know which one is the perp

sorry, abit messy post, i hope its understandable

 
AdmiralP  posted on Dec 30, 2014 4:30:09 PM - Report post

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Try FurMark, though my guess would be your gut is right on this one regarding the GPU. You may also gain some insight from GPU-Z regarding the card's "vitals."

Regarding the driver failures, you will not necessarily receive those notifications. If the device itself is floundering the drivers will not necessarily begin conflicting with existing software.

Now this may sound a bit remedial, but ensure that the card itself is secure. If it somehow became loose (unlikely) these symptoms could arise. My next suggestion would be, if possible, remove the card and run strictly off of your motherboard's connection. If your motherboard does not have one, perhaps you have a good friend that will spot you a card old or new just to troubleshoot. In other words, eliminate this piece of hardware as a variable.

I highly doubt this is a monitor problem, though the sad reality is you could be dealing with monitor issues and other internal hardware concerns. The monitor would not cause the freezing of the system though.

Good luck Drenus!

 
Drenus  posted on Dec 30, 2014 4:48:56 PM - Report post

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Chks found nothing to report, any other suggestions?

@Admiral

i tried GPU-Z, but while i am somewhat pc savy, all the sensor information might as well be latin to me

here's a quick SS of the stats, maybe that'll give a hint to any possible issue

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as to the card being secure, just checked, its secured with both a screw, and the lockin on the motherboard, so no issue there

gonna try FurMark, right now i need a small break

i really appreciate the help guys

 
Neo7  posted on Dec 30, 2014 5:53:16 PM - Report post

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My next guess would be to look at the SMART data on your HDD. I'm not sure of any programs that can do this as I usually used a live cd of Linux to check them.

GPU I would check to see if it needs to be cleaned out of dust first.

[Edited by Neo7, 12/30/2014 5:54:16 PM]

 
BlackDragon55  posted on Dec 30, 2014 7:09:02 PM - Report post

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May I suggest removing your GPU and give it a good dusting then I would recommend installing the latest drivers and do a clean install,if you are using Nvidia card they offer that in the install routine under custom install. I would also suggest having your power supply checked.
 
AdmiralP  posted on Dec 31, 2014 11:26:17 AM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by Drenus

@Neo7
Chks found nothing to report, any other suggestions?

@Admiral

i tried GPU-Z, but while i am somewhat pc savy, all the sensor information might as well be latin to me

here's a quick SS of the stats, maybe that'll give a hint to any possible issue

Link

as to the card being secure, just checked, its secured with both a screw, and the lockin on the motherboard, so no issue there

gonna try FurMark, right now i need a small break

i really appreciate the help guys

I agree with Neo & BlackDragon regarding the cleaning if you have not done so already.

If you want to use GPU-Z to troubleshoot issues you will not get any answers from a quick snapshot during a point when the system is stable.

You will want to check the box for "Log to file" on the bottom of the Sensors tab. Run this app with the log tracking at all times until you experience the crash. After the crash check the log file to see where things were headed before the lockup introduced itself again. If everything looks stable the GPU may not be the culprit, and spikes in temps and memory use could vindicate your theory that the card is on its last leg.

Sorry, I should have explained the need for the log file in my last post.

[Edited by AdmiralP, 12/31/2014 11:27:19 AM]

 
Drenus  posted on Dec 31, 2014 5:12:58 PM - Report post

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@Neo

Samsung magican has Smart info, and its green across the board, no issues reported

@Admiral

i'll let it run with logs turned on, but with my luck, it will now work for 7 days straight, just to **** me off

my monitor went poof with minor flames as a sideorder yesterday, so atleast my GPU is still kicking...for now


again, i appreciate all the help sofar guys, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!, don't go blow off a hand now with all that fireworks

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