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Lately, every so often for unknown reasons my screen goes out, my GPU fan speeds up for a second, and I get stuck with a blank screen and a presumably frozen computer.

It just started happening randomly a week back, and now it's gotten WAY worse.
I had like 3-4 tabs open in Firefox and watching a streaming video. It went down, so I forced the power off like usual. My SSD Raid broke apparently or errored out, and my Windows was screwed up. Couldnt boot right.

So I fix up the SSDs, reinstall Windows, and after all is said and done - I KEEP CRASHING.
It's even worse now than it was earlier. It just happens randomly, usually in Firefox. If I use IE like I am right now, I'm good. It's so ANNOYING.
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post #2 of 14
That sounds 100% like a GPU issue since firefox will actually use GPU hardware when viewing videos.

I'm assuming with furmark you crash as well. I'd try doign a full BIOS update on your GPU and put it back to stock.

On top of that a BIOS update for your motherboard would help. If that doesn't work then i'd have to put it to a GPU hardware issue.

Do you have another GPU to try it with?

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post #3 of 14
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That sounds 100% like a GPU issue since firefox will actually use GPU hardware when viewing videos.

I'm assuming with furmark you crash as well. I'd try doign a full BIOS update on your GPU and put it back to stock.

On top of that a BIOS update for your motherboard would help. If that doesn't work then i'd have to put it to a GPU hardware issue.

Do you have another GPU to try it with?

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wow you're right. It's gotta be the GPU. I can't play games or anything 3D including furmark.

Problem is, there arent any BIOS updates around.
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post #4 of 14
It could be a faulty GPU i'm afraid mate

The PSU you're running is more than capable. The only reason i'm not calling a driver issue is because you've done a fresh install.

You've got the two 8 Pin PCI-E cables in haven't you (it is 8 isn't it)

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post #5 of 14
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yes of course.

Looking in the event log I see alot of UVD changes under amdkmdag. Like dozens of them at boot. Looks annoying.

I also see alot of errors for Kernel Processor Power saying the power management features on processor 0 (and others) are disabled or something. Is that related you think or no?
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post #6 of 14
It could be an unstable overclock.

Could you reset your BIOS to stock and then try. Make sure your PCI-E bus is at 100 and not higher.

If that doesn't work then you could try getting MSI Afterburner and pumping through some more volts to see if that helps.

In all honest though, you shouldn't need to do that.

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post #7 of 14
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It could be an unstable overclock.

Could you reset your BIOS to stock and then try. Make sure your PCI-E bus is at 100 and not higher.

If that doesn't work then you could try getting MSI Afterburner and pumping through some more volts to see if that helps.

In all honest though, you shouldn't need to do that.

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Im not overclocked right now at all.
Maybe the cards are busted. I'll try older drivers for kicks and see if that changes anything.
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post #8 of 14
Try 10.9 I think it is. If that doesn't work then it's going to be an RMA from what I can tell.

Sorry fella

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post #9 of 14
What type of crash? Does the system just shutdown, bsod codes? If it's the gpu it will spit out a 116 code, or crash to desktop.
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What type of crash? Does the system just shutdown, bsod codes? If it's the gpu it will spit out a 116 code, or crash to desktop.
my reciever looses input after the fan on the GPU spins up really quick, and I just get a black screen. The computer is unresponsive with no sound and hitting the power doesn't turn it off. It can sit here for days and not do anything. It first started happening when I went away for a few days and I came back to a black screen.
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