Is it a hardware problem which has nothing to do with Windows?

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  1.    1 Week Ago #11

    Matthew Wai said: View Post
    I boot it every day, and everything is normal.
    I meant to enter the BIOS screen where you fiddle with the motherboard settings. There are no complex drivers loaded and any image tearing in the BIOS screen probably indicates a GPU hardware fault.
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  2.    1 Week Ago #12

    I have entered the BIOS screen many times but seen no sign of image tearing.
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       1 Week Ago #13

    PSUs are cheap. Buy a new one and see if the problem is gone. Even better, give it for diagnosis to a computer service. You may make an agreement not to pay until notified of the cost or at least pay the minimum amount for the test.
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       1 Week Ago #14

    Matthew Wai said: View Post
    I don't have another CPU, RAM stick, and PSU, so I can only do tests with software.
    My PC's power consumption is low. My PSU is SilverStone ST30SF, which I believe is reliable.
    Well, you are going to have to purchase a CPU and RAM, along with a POST test board to see if it is components or the motherboard. I am putting my money on the CPU and/or RAM being the problem, along with the Power Supply. Software does not test for hardware issues.
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  5.    5 Days Ago #15

    That wasn't true in my case.

    About 18 months ago, my motherboard (ASUS Aura) also "died peacefully" and just wouldn't POST anymore. But even after I replaced it, my CPU (AMD FX8320) never worked properly after that. In the end, I had to replace the CPU as well as the mobo.

    In my case, I suspect there had been a power spike that hurt both the mobo and the CPU.
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       5 Days Ago #16

    If you do not have spare power supply to test, the cheaper option is to get the computer to a professional service for check. Arrange with them to inform you of the cost before replacing any component. In case you don't want to fix it, you should pay a minimum amount for the check.
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  7.    5 Days Ago #17

    spapakons said: View Post
    the cheaper option is to get the computer to a professional service for check.
    In my city, the repairmen are more good at fleecing customers than at fixing problems.
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  8.    5 Days Ago #18

    Eksy61 said: View Post
    About 18 months ago, my motherboard (ASUS Aura) also "died peacefully" and just wouldn't POST anymore. But even after I replaced it, my CPU (AMD FX8320) never worked properly after that. In the end, I had to replace the CPU as well as the mobo.
    Fortunately, three months has elapsed, and my CPU is still working.
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  9.    3 Days Ago #19

    Screen freezing is often a graphics card problem,normally a TDR [timeout detection and response].Check your Reliability History and see if any reports are there,with nvidea,the prime suspect is nvlddmkm.sys.The best method for uninstall/reinstall graphics card drivers is to use DDU--in safe mode--disconnected from the internet.
    On the next freeze,try----win+ctrl+shift+b keys,this resets the graphic drivers and might do the job.
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  10.    2 Days Ago #20

    What happens if you boot into Safe Mode where minimal drivers are loaded? If this works, then a clean install of the GPU drivers might work.

    A wild card suggestion is to reflash the BIOS in case a minor corruption has caused the issue. Load the BIOS defaults after doing this.
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