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Solved No display issues with my PC

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JasonF0815

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Intermittent display issues with my PC

So my PC is in good health, albeit a little outdated.

Now and again, no display signal will reach the monitor.
Trying with HDMI, DVI and VGA.

Sometimes I got it working again by leaving the PC unplugged for a while,
Reseating the RAM and/or changing slots,
Jumping the CMOS or removing the battery for a while.

Just now I practically tried reseating each component, removing all peripherals, different wires, and still couldn't get a display signal!

Confuses me how it'll just happen when booting up at random, rest of the time everything works well!

Main specs are:
- Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P AM3+ Mobo
- AMD FX-6350 Black Edition CPU
- Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X Windforce 2x OC Rev.3 GPU
- 750 W Corsair RM series 80Plus gold modular PSU
- Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB DDR3 RAM

Really appreciate any ideas or help anyone has!
Thanks all!!!
 

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could well be the GPU, or anything thing else really.
but GPU would be top of the list.

any chance you can get your hands on one for testing - friend, family, neighbour, work?

otherwise, for starts, you could strip the rig and reassemble it on a piece of cardboard on a table.
hopefully that process may highlight something, or just give an opportunity to clean everything!
 
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JasonF0815

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could well be the GPU, or anything thing else really.
but GPU would be top of the list.

any chance you can get your hands on one for testing - friend, family, neighbour, work?

otherwise, for starts, you could strip the rig and reassemble it on a piece of cardboard on a table.
hopefully that process may highlight something, or just give an opportunity to clean everything!
I'll see if I can find anything around, thanks for the help guys! I know I have an old GPU somewhere.. ^^

Just so weird how it worked before by reseating the RAM or clearing the CMOS, or leaving it unplugged for a while. Probably turns out they had no actual bearing on the issue, just lined up to when it wanted to work or something ^^

Though this time I've not been able to get anything to work.

I'll let you know how it goes or if I find anything if you like :')

Thanks again!
 

JasonF0815

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just in case it is not the GPU, also try getting your hands on another PSU and memory if you can.
who knows - you may get lucky!
but at the end of the day, you are up to the "suck it and see" stage! :)
So I swapped out my GPU to a spare one I had.. no change.

Then put my original back in, and the display started working again! 🤔 So weird 🤣
Maybe the PCIe port is dodgy?

When it next plays up, I'll keep looking.
 
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