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New Build. Monitor displays glitches then goes dark. GPU problem?

Q: New Build. Monitor displays glitches then goes dark. GPU problem?

I recently just built a gaming PC with my friend I have installed all of the drivers for the GPU from the installation disk it came displays dark. Build. glitches goes then New problem? Monitor GPU with Windows has been updated fully also besides three updates that continue to fail They are just security updates they may or may not be the problem The PC runs fine and the display will show New Build. Monitor displays glitches then goes dark. GPU problem? clear and crisp for about half an hour until New Build. Monitor displays glitches then goes dark. GPU problem? glitches will start to appear in the screen and next the monitor will appear black The light is still on and the PC is still running whatever it was last I know this because it did it during a driver installation and after I waited an hour and then restarted the PC the driver install was done Often after I restart the PC nothing will show up at all If I wait awhile and get lucky it will boot up normal The glitches happen most often when I try to run a game The mentioned updates continue to fail and idk why I have ran a troubleshoot for the PC as well and the it says no driver can be found for the PCI Simple Communications Controller After I choose to search for the driver online or on my computer it says no driver found During a Windows Update failure I got another error message concerning my graphics driver saying a problem could ve occurred because a graphics driver is missing Yet the program GPU Tweak that was installed with the disk says that everything s up-to-date When I try to update manually it says the sam thing This computer was not expensive I can post exact specs when I can get back into it and maybe some pics Specs Not listed is a terabyte of memory blu-ray burner and and an msi Z -G Gaming motherboard I have a strong internet connection and am using a DVI port for the monitor I have ruled out the monitor as the problem Before I said the PC was NOT expensive I meant NOT cheap I spent around on the parts nbsp

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A: New Build. Monitor displays glitches then goes dark. GPU problem?

Looking at the screen shot of GPU-Z it appears you are running a AMD Catalyst 13.8 BETA drivers. I would suggest downloading the latest drivers from AMD: AMD Catalyst Omega Drivers 14.12. Then go into your control panel and completely uninstall the amd catalyst from your computer. Once completed, you may need to reboot the computer. After reboot, install the newest drivers from the link I posted above. Do so and then try again to produce same error results. Let us know if it works or not so we can try other options, or resolve the issue.
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Hello guys,

i have one simple problem and would like if somebody can help me.
Yesterday i bought new grafic card geforce GT440 after my old 9800 GT stoped functioning normaly(memory failure).
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Greetings from Croatia,
Martin K?nig

A:Dark monitor geforce GT440(after going to desktop with dark wallpaper)

First update your driver by choosing the correct model HERE.....
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A:New Build with some glitches

As far as your ide drivers go I don`t think there should be a problem using the generic Windows drivers.

You Antec psu has a fan design as follows. Fan system design: One fan spins when it powers up, the second fan starts to spin when the power supply reaches certain temperatures to ensure power airflow.

Regards Howard :grinthumb
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I think with the default driver it doesn't do this, but I prefer the Nvidia one cause it enabled acceleration which the Windows Update one doesn't.

Note: I had to manually edit the screenshot to show you what I mean , cause when I press "Print Screen" , although I SEE the glitches, they dissappear on the saved screenshot (!)

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Hi Limneos,

You might try the 182.08 driver for Vista instead to see if it works better for you.
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I seen other members having this problem in previous threads, although I don't remeber which ones so I would find it if I could. I don't have an answer for you except maybe it's still issues that haven't been worked out yet. Maybe reading this thread you might find a clue somewhere in it or you can do a search at the top menu bar. On your other note, you can use the snipping tool to post quick screenshots and make it jpg.

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A:Monitor Glitches

What kind of monitor? Separate card, or onboard video? Describe "glitching on and off"?
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A:Monitor Goes Dark

Any pattern to it at all. Are you actively using it or is it just sitting idle when it happens
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Had the same problem with mine. Check your monitors settings . Some eco settings. make sure their not on.
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A:monitor goes dark

Did you try another monitor?"So won?t you give this man his wingsWhat a shameTo have to beg you to seeWe?re not all the sameWhat a shame" - Shinedown
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A:New Monitor Gone Dark

MichA427 said:

Hello. I have a new gateway monitor(FPD1830) that has gone dark, barely able to read the screen. I leave my computer on overnite and one morning it was dark. I have tried changing the brightness, contrast, resolution and color quality. I have found that when i press the 'auto' button on the monitor screen it goes into 'auto configuration' and looks normal but then back to dark. Thanks for any help! :knock: Click to expand...

More likely than not the inverter is going dead. Click here for examples of parts and equivalents.

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A:Monitor is Too Dark


go into Display Properties .... then Advanced, ... If the software for your video card is installed, there might be additional settings in there.

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A:Monitor too dark?

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A:Monitor dark

Check the pins on the Gateway monitor. Make sure they aren't bent or anything.
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A:Dark Monitor

Did you try to hook up to a monitor.
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Hi and welcome to TSG

Try FN + f1 key - should brighten the screen FN + f2 should make it darker.
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go to control panel and make sure screensaver and hibernate mode is off.
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Just use process of elimination.

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Yep, sure sounds like a backlight issue. Since it lights briefly, I'd suspect the inverter that drives the lamp.

If it's in warranty, ship it back, you don't really want to try to fix this yourself.
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A:Monitor has 'streaks' and is dark *help*

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Anyone? Over 20 views and no help?
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Dan Seese said:

A friend of mine says his computer when it boots up displays zeroes, squares, slashes etc...what could this be? thanksClick to expand...

Does this stuff show up as Windows starts loading or right after you
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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Have you connected the card to the powersupply?

Look HERE for instructions on how to do this.

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A:Need Help: Monitor Displays No Signal No Matter What

Originally Posted by WiseLoad43

So basicly here's what happened:

I've tested the monitor itself on another computer I have and it works perfectly fine no issues at all!

Hi & welcome to the forum,

From that message, the problem seems to be with your graphics card. Too old, too tired or just plain broken.

Swap/ replace the graphics card & try again. It should fix the problem. OK?
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A:Program displays on wrong monitor

When the program is open on the 2nd monitor, drag it to the 1st monitor and then close the program. When you open the program again, it should now open on the first monitor.

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A:Monitor displays everything in a yellowish color

I had a computer class at the school that would do that. Everytime it did it i would smack it and it'd turn back. lol.