- 40 months ago
This problem has been going on for a very long time, but have finally decided to take action. What is happening is at random intervals, and for no specific reason (as I can think of), my screen just changes to a bunch of lines, sometimes colored, sometimes not, sometimes just black. My speakers also sometimes output a buzzing noise for a couple seconds then stop soon after. It fixes itself 100% of the time just by rebooting, but sometimes the screen still just flickers as if it turned into a really low refresh rate.
My most common occurrences of this problem are in chrome (more so YouTube), and gaming. There seems to be no specific reason to this happening, like temps or the usage spikes or something like that.
Other Notes: - It is not a cable or monitor problem. It has done this on three completely different style monitors, and even a TV. It is also not the cable, as it has cycled between DVI, HDMI, and HDMI converted through Display Port.
What I mainly want to know is what is causing the problem or how to find that out. I'm not sure how to necessarily find out what the problem is, because it happens semi-randomly. However, is it GPU failure? Insufficient power? CPU failure? I am able to replace if necessary so that is not any worry either. If you can come up with any fixes or anything I can try that would be great as well. Here are some examples of what happens here and here. Sorry for the pictures being oriented wrong, and thank you for your time.