Pending OP Response PC Crashes to Solid Color Screen With Buzzing Audio Noise

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QSwag14

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So I started in safe mode and fooled around for a bit and nothing happened, which isn't really surprising since usually the crash happens in-game. So I put it into safe mode with networking and tried to start a game (not expecting much since it was minimal drivers) and it crashed. So then I took it out of safe mode and tried to game and the usual crash happened twice.
 

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Crossed wires QSwag14 as my reply #22 was in response to your reply #20 and not your reply 21 of which I did not receive any notification so had yet to read the info in it, replying to your own last post is not a good idea as to why is explained below.

So I started in safe mode and fooled around for a bit and nothing happened,
What do you mean by fooled around a bit, what sort of use, any offline gaming etc.

So I put it into safe mode with networking and tried to start a game (not expecting much since it was minimal drivers) and it crashed
What game and what sort of crash.

Knowing the answers to both of the above is important, software crashes while hardware locks up while either buzzing or the audio still working in the background, bad drivers can cause the former while the latter can be caused by flaky hardware or hardware being affected by heat.

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When I was "fooling around" I was playing offline games. And the crashes that happened were the normal ones with the buzzing.
 

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Oh also, the game I was playing was Battlefield 4 which isn't really a very stressing game on computers from what I've heard.
 

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So I started in safe mode and fooled around for a bit and nothing happened, which isn't really surprising since usually the crash happens in-game.
When I was "fooling around" I was playing offline games.
Sorry but the above is rather confusing as it is contradictory :unsure:

Did the computer crash when you tried playing any game/s while in Safe Mode only (not connected to the internet).
 

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I can see how that was confusing, sorry. I was playing silly little offline games. When I meant it crashes "in-game" I mean bigger online games (Battlefield, R6, PUBG, etc.). However, it does happen just sitting at the desktop sometimes but that did not occur while in safe mode.
 

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When I meant it crashes "in-game" I mean bigger online games
That was what I was suspecting you meant but needed confirmation, we need to properly test the GPU and do so offline, download the following, disconnect from the internet, run both tests then post back with an update for us.

Use the free versions at the following two links.

Stress test your GPU with Furmark

Check your FPS with Valley
 

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So I downloaded and ran Furmark and Valley with internet disconnected and my manual fan setting reset to default because Furmark recommended I do so. Here’s what happened:

I made it 1min 11sec into the GPU Stress Test on Furmark before my PC did the usual crash it always does. These were the readings right before it crashed:

Avg FPS: 103
GPU Temp: 85C
GPU Usage: 99%
Fan: 27%
Core: 1143MHz
Mem: 1750MHz

Valley ran fine throughout the whole test, now I don’t know if this was a coincidence but RIGHT as a clicked “Quit” on the program, my PC did the normal crash. Anyway, the FPS test read that my frames ranged from 100-130FPS and they never really dipped below 90FPS.

Again, I’m not very experienced with these things which is why I’m talking to you but it seems like this could be a GPU problem (correct me if I’m wrong). However, this doesn’t really make sense to me considering that my games run fine after it crashes a couple times as long as I don’t reset. Also, my friend has the same graphics card that I do, runs basically the same games, and has never had this problem. Anyway, let me know what you think, thanks.
 

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Update: The crash has been occurring more frequently right off start-up. For example, earlier today I had to restart 4-5 times because it would crash right as my lock screen would even show up.
 

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Apologies for the delay getting back to you, not been around for a couple of days I`m afraid.

I`m leaning towards a weak PSU atm and based on the fact that your GPU only reached 85C when under stress test, the maximum safe operating temp of your GPU is 90C and the thermal shutdown trigger is 94C and neither of theses have been reached.

In addition to the above, the above testing also ruled out your internet connection as the cause.

What PSU does your friend have.

Would your friend be willing to test your GPU in their computer.
 

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A too weak PSU would make sense but the surprising thing is that when I called my friend he told me that he also has a 450W AND also recently upgraded to a 1080 Ti graphics card... I don't really want to have to take my GPU out, but if we can't come to any other solution, I guess I will ask him if I can test it on his.
 

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It is entirely up to you what to do and do not do and we can only make the suggestion/s for you, let us know what you decide.

my friend he told me that he also has a 450W AND also recently upgraded to a 1080 Ti graphics card.
Have you seen this for yourself, an example of the power and supplemental power dongle requirements of a GTX 1080Ti;

600 Watts & 42 amps on the +12V rail and 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin supplemental power dongles, you will get none of these from any 450W PSU and knowingly using a weak PSU is both foolhardy and wasting ones money when the hardware fails.
 

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No, I have not seen this myself so he could be lying for all we know (although I don't know why he would). Do you suggest I get a new PSU? If so, what kind?
 

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No one is suggesting that your friend is lying, if you did not know that they had upgraded to a GTX 1080Ti GPU there is every chance that you may not be aware of whether or not they had also upgraded their PSU.

my friend has the same graphics card that I do, runs basically the same games, and has never had this problem.
A too weak PSU would make sense but the surprising thing is that when I called my friend he told me that he also has a 450W AND also recently upgraded to a 1080 Ti graphics card
Based on certain information that you provided the best way of testing your GPU was on your friends like for like system, if your card passed it more or less nails it on that your PSU is the cause.

In case not already aware, using a weak PSU over a period of time will 100% be sure to damage other hardware and primarily any add on GPU as they require the most power.
 

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Polite reminder;

If using a computer and not a mobile phone, please avoid adding multiple posts while waiting for us to reply to your last, edit your last post to include anything that you wish to add, this will ensure nothing gets overlooked which can sometimes happen if a thread has more than one page, it also avoids filling up folks inbox.

I would not purchase anything until you have done one or both of the following, tested your GPU in your friends computer or had the GPU tested by a local tech store.