So my PC randomly did this, this morning?

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  1. RetroFade

    RetroFade Member

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    I was just on YouTube this morning about 10-30 mins after I had turned my computer on.

    I still had functionality and was still able to interact by changing the video. It is not a monitor issue. The problem was fixed by a reboot by pushing the button on my case. AFTER I updated my video card drivers. It was not an overheat. It is not dust (by the looks of things, my flat is not dusty anyway).

    It has not happened since (7 hours later):





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  2. Fooshi

    Fooshi For fuck's sake Fooshi

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    Happened to me too once. My GPU was shocked to death.

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    Long since you bought your GPU? / Still under warranty?
     
  3. RetroFade

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    My PC is 3 months old, so yes.

    But this is the first time it's happened.

    I need it for doing work, so sending it back (because I bought it from PC Specialist and they pretty much cover me for 3 years I think) isn't what I would like to do.
     
  4. Freaknovich

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    Next time don't buy pre-built computers and pick the parts yourself. For all you know they could have shove'd in the some cheap no name parts.
     
  5. RetroFade

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    I did pick the parts myself.

    They build it for me, box it up and send it.

    My last 3 PCs have been from them, with no faults.
     
  6. Fooshi

    Fooshi For fuck's sake Fooshi

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    I highly doubt it's some Tesco HP PC. A lot of companies specialise in pre-build PCs that aren't bloatware bullshit.
     
  7. LordDz_2

    LordDz_2 Strange things happens here

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    I had the same thing happen to me too, usually when playing music while mapping or playing youtube videos.
    It was a software error, but I don't remember what I did to fix it.. #UsefulHelp
     
  8. RetroFade

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    I did a System Restore to last night, before installing the windows update, which happened to be only IE11.
     
  9. BigTeef

    BigTeef Bootleg Headshot master

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    I got a surge protector hooked up to my machine, and I shut my machine off when I don't use it. The scariest boot up I have ever had was me accidentally leaving my zip drive in overnight.
     
  10. Candles

    Candles CAPTAIN CANDLES, DUN DUN DUN, DUN DUN DUN DUN.

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    Two words I didn't expect to read.
     
  11. BigTeef

    BigTeef Bootleg Headshot master

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    I don't consider mine a thumb drive because its smaller than my thumb.
     
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  12. Beerdude26

    Beerdude26 OnThink(){ IsDownYet(); }

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    Oh you mean a USB stick
     
  13. D.D.D. Destroyer

    D.D.D. Destroyer Member Staff Member Moderator

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    It's called a pendrive by polaks.
     
  14. McGyver

    McGyver Experimental Pedagogue

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    INB4 penisdrive.
     
  15. D.D.D. Destroyer

    D.D.D. Destroyer Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Penis is a word in Polish but it's so rarely used that those jokes can only come from McGyver foreign influences of questionable authority.
     
  16. Empty

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    I've heard all 3 in australia, they're interchangeable as far as I know.
    I just call them a USB.
     
  17. complete_

    complete_ lamer

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    gpu issue. happened to me aswell
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  18. RetroFade

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    I'm also running a surge protector, there could be a chance I turned it off quite hastily the night before or something like that.

    Still not happened since, I'm hopefully it was a one off.
     
  19. complete_

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    you should check the temperature of the gpu just in case
     
  20. Grantrithor

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    USB flash drive is the correct term.
     

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