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Hi guys,

Firstly, I posted this thread here since I suspect my Motherboard is the culprit of this issue. Anyway, here goes...

I was using my PC for about 20 minutes when the display went out and my monitor went into stand by mode. I figured it to be a random crash or something so I reset the PC. The PC switched on but there was still no display. So I switched it off from the PSU and then restarted. This time it all worked and I logged back into windows.

About 15 minutes later it went out again. This time I looked through the Cabinet window and noticed that all the fans were running but the fan on the GPU was not. For all intents and purposes I assume that it isn't getting any power since the PC seemed to be running fine.

I shut down and retried the system with an old Asus 6600. It's fan came on (powered from the motherboard only) but still no display. This leads me to believe (and hope) that it isn't the PSU.

What are my options now? I haven't tried a CMOS reset since I have to remove that damned Thermal Armor to get at it. Is there any thing else I can try? Is it a bum board?

On a side note; I've gone through 2 crap XFX 750i motherboards in the last 3 months and hence upgraded to a i7 2600k machine. I can't imagine my luck is so bad that this motherboard is rubbish too.
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Could be the card psu or mobo, do you have any parts to test with?
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This could be caused by anything.

What exactly were you doing at the time that the display went out?
Were you in some 3D application?

And you may need to clear CMOS to get the old card to work.
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Have you tried running the PC with bare minimum components? Only CPU, ram, GPU and hard drive? Just make sure nothing else is connected. Always worth a try!
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Could be the card psu or mobo, do you have any parts to test with?
I've got my Q6600 and motherboard here with me, so there's that. However I don't have another PSU since I bought this one when the old one died.

Ultimately, I suspect I'll have to give the old Q a go if nothing else works. I just wanted to check all my options before doing that. Working inside a CM 690 isn't as much fun as I remember.
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There are just so many things it could be, at least it's not what happened to me first GPU blew up within 5 minutes of putting it in the case.
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@falkentyne

Nope I was trying to sort out some networking issues I've been having in Windows. Nothing running. Not even the browser. The CMOS reset will be hard since the Thermal Armor has to be removed. But I'll do it.

@Tedman

Will give it a try now. Other than those components I only have a keyboard and mouse connected anyway.

EDIT: Ok I've just done a CMOS reset. Removed that stupid Thermal Armor too. Having a quick cup of coffee and gonna try it. Fingers crossed...
Edited by smallberry - 6/4/11 at 3:01am
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