Hey guys, i was pondering over something strange that happened lastnight to my rig and thought i'd post it here to get some input
Was testing some music against a fraps recording of some game footage i got, so literally, winamp and vlc media player, done it thousands of times, never ever had anything out of the ordinary happen, til lastnight that is! mid way through the video playing back in fullscreen all sound cuts out, display goes black and then monitor goes into no signal mode followed by standby! my rig stayed powered up, and when i say powered up, i mean lights, fans, drives and etc, this is the part that got me freaked out though..
no response from the reset switch, or holding down the power switch for any length of time, i had to hard cut the power via the switch on the psu, i've never EVER had to do that before, any ideas??
after i turned the PSU back on, with my hand shaking a bit i pressed the power switch and waited for something to tell me something was wrong, but instead i was greeted with the post beep, display coming up, then windows starting to load as normal!
footnote here is that VLC had been asking me to update it for the last month or two, and i just kept ignoring it, but how could VLC cause a problem that would make my rig freak out so badly? rig has been on overnight all night pretty much so idle and is still fine now..