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GPU black screen discussion Funmark and 3dmark


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Jul 23, 2020
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First of all sorry if my english sucks.
So I bought a new GPU, CPU, MB, RAMs and SSD about a month ago to build a 'new' PC including a 720W CoolerMaster PSU and HDD I owned for about 6 years ago and three days before today I began experiencing black screens with 'no signal' title in my PC every time I opened a 'demanding' game such as Modern Warfare (Warzone) or Borderlands 3 forcing me to restart the PC each time. I tried with Minecraft and I can run it without any problems with excelent FPS but when I tested exploding a lot of TNTs then the PC got a black screen with in few seconds after the game 'loaded' the aftermath of the explosion.

I stress tested my RAMs, CPU and GPU. RAMs and CPU did excelent with no problems but when I tested my GPU with 3dmark after 2-3 seconds in I got a black screen. The weird thing is that I tested after using Funmark and my GPU did excelent without any black screen! So in conclusion my GPU gets a black screen with 3dmark but not with Funmark and so I am now confused af...

I also updated my BIOS lol

My PC specs are:
- i5 9400F
- MSI RTX 2060 Ventus 6GB XS OC
- MSI H310M PRO-VDH PLUS Mother Board
- 2x A-DATA 8GB
- CoolerMaster 720W PSU
- WD 120GB SSD
Mar 15, 2013
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System Name Red Radiance l under construction
Processor 2600x
Motherboard x470 taichi
Cooling stock wrath
Memory TridentZ rgb 3200mhz (2x8 kit)
Video Card(s) Sapphire Vega 64 nitro+
Storage 970 evo nvme
Display(s) c27gh70
Case tt core x5 tge
Audio Device(s) sennheiser's pc323d usb soundcard
Power Supply corsair AX860i
Mouse roccat leader
Keyboard roccat ryos mk fx
Software windows 10
replace psu
May 8, 2016
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System Name BOX
Processor Xeon E5-1680 v2 @ 4,3GHz
Motherboard Sabertooth X79 (BIOS 4801 + NVMe mod + uCode update)
Cooling Thermalright Venomous-X (w/LGA 2011 kit) + 2x Delta PWM Push-Pull
Memory 8x A-Data Xtreme 2000X 2GB (1868MHz CL8.9.8.24 CR2T @ 1,65V)
Video Card(s) ASUS GTX 1080 (FE)
Storage Samsung SM961 256GB NVMe, RAID0 2x WD10EZEX (1TB), HGST HUS726060ALE610 (6TB)
Display(s) Samsung T240
Case NZXT Tempest (Nanoflux/PWM fans only, some w/LEDs)
Audio Device(s) ASUS Essence ST Deluxe 7.1
Power Supply Seasonic X-760 (760W)
Mouse Roccat Savu
Keyboard Logitech UltraXPremium
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
Benchmark Scores https://www.passmark.com/baselines/V9/display.php?id=108080818886
Check PSU's 24-pin connector and wires that are connected to it (also, when shutdown occurs - check by hand if plastic on plug/connector near 5V/3,3V wires is warm to touch).
There is a chance a 3,3V or 5V wire(s) are partialy cut, OR 3,3/5V rails are having stability issues during max load.

PS. Do you use extenders for ATX/EPS/GPU power connectors ?
Oct 22, 2014
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Sunshine Coast
System Name Black Box
Processor Intel i5-9600KF
Motherboard NZXT N7 Z370 Black
Cooling Cooler Master 240 RGB AIO / Stock
Memory Thermaltake Toughram 16GB 4400MHz DDR4 or Gigabyte 16GB 3600MHz DDR4 or Adata 8GB 2133Mhz DDR4
Video Card(s) Asus Dual 1060 6GB
Storage Kingston A2000 512Gb NVME
Display(s) AOC 24" Freesync 1m.s. 75Hz
Case Corsair 450D High Air Flow.
Audio Device(s) No need.
Power Supply FSP Aurum 650W
Mouse Yes
Keyboard Of course
Software W10 Pro 64 bit
Crap Motherboard, I'd say the VRM is overheating.
Furmark may be a power hog but it's placing load mainly on the GPU, and therefore PSU too.
Load up the CPU and VRM will cook.
May 15, 2020
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System Name Home
Processor Ryzen 3600X
Motherboard MSI Tomahawk 450 MAX
Cooling Noctua NH-U14S
Memory 16GB Crucial Ballistix 3600 MHz DDR4 CAS 16
Video Card(s) MSI RX 5700XT EVOKE OC
Storage Samsung 970 PRO 512 GB
Display(s) ASUS VA326HR + MSI Optix G24C4
Case MSI - MAG Forge 100M
Power Supply Aerocool Lux RGB M 650W
I stress tested my RAMs, CPU and GPU. RAMs and CPU did excelent with no problems but when I tested my GPU with 3dmark after 2-3 seconds in I got a black screen.
You got a black screen of death, a crash of the system, ou just a black screen for a few seconds, and then things continue?
Jan 8, 2017
5,327 (4.08/day)
System Name Good enough
Processor AMD Ryzen R7 1700X - 4.0 Ghz / 1.350V
Motherboard ASRock B450M Pro4
Cooling Scythe Katana 4 - 3x 120mm case fans
Memory 16GB - Corsair Vengeance LPX
Video Card(s) OEM Dell GTX 1080
Storage 1x Samsung 850 EVO 250GB , 1x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB
Display(s) 4K Samsung TV
Case Zalman R1
Power Supply 500W
Crap Motherboard, I'd say the VRM is overheating.
I doubt it, that's a pretty low power CPU.

So in conclusion my GPU gets a black screen with 3dmark but not with Funmark and so I am now confused af...
Furmark is worthless as a stress test, it's gets recognized as a power virus and it causes the card to downclock a lot more than usual.


New Member
Jan 2, 2020
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Furmark and Prime95 are completely useless and even dangerous when running over a long period of time.

but still.. you should not have a black screen/crash when using it.

the first step i'd do is DDU the driver and reinstall it. (Download DDU and the latest driver, hold Shift while restarting your PC and go into the troubleshooting and boot into safe mode without network (pressing 4 when you are on the selection screen to boot into safe mode (without network). AND unplug your Internet to not have auto install drivers after you're done.
Open DDU settings and select everything with Nvidia (including delete C:/ NVidia) and run DDU with clean and reboot.

after that install the latest driver and reboot again.

then connect to the internet again.

if it does work, you're fine.

if not i'd say your PSU is dead or deteriorated enough to not supply enough power under load.