Dead Video Card ?

BeeBoop

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My screen was flickering and I could hear it making strange electrical noises and then it went black all of a sudden. So I hit the reset button and it loaded to windows, the place where I put in my name and password and goes black. It basically goes back every time I try to turn on my PC now.

Do you guys think it's a dead video card?
 
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spat55

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What is your power supply and what card do you have? All your details would be nice please.
 

BeeBoop

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Strange, I've had the PC for 3 years almost.

Video Card is 7870 and Power Supply is a Seasonoic 650 gold plus. I just recently moved so maybe something is loose? I just tried again and the computer will boot the Account Login screen and go all black once on that screen.
 

BeeBoop

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Okay, I tried a video card from a different computer and it does the same thing. Sounds like a dead power supply maybe?
 

Face2Face

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Try a new monitor cable - HDMI - DVI - VGA - whatever you are using.

Do you have another PSU laying around you could use to test? Or another monitor as well?
 

BeeBoop

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Just wanted to say thanks for the monitor suggestion FACE2FACE. My monitor is broken. :(
 

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