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Monitor artefacting, unable to boot Windows, what's broken?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Firedrops, Jun 25, 2019.

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  1. Firedrops

    Firedrops Thread Starter

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    CPU: AMD R3 2200G Non overclocked whatsoever
    Mobo: Gigabyte Aorus B450I
    RAM: Team group 2x8 GB

    Has been working fine as a browser/office pc for ~6 months, suddenly booted to this one day. The first boot had the artefacting shown above but froze. 2nd boot onwards it's just a black screen, nothing's coming on at all.

    I suspect the GPU in the APU is broken, but is there any way to confirm that it is the APU that needs RMA instead of the mobo if I have no other replacements on hand to just test each one?
     
  2. DavisMcCarn

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    That is definitely an issue with the video and it's channel to the memory; but, the first suspect would be the RAM. Try it with just one module and/or other memory altogether.
     
  3. replay

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    Could be something simple as the video cable
    Start there
     
  4. DavisMcCarn

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    I doubt it; bad video cables don't show regular patterned defects like that. Ram or CPU are the most likely culprits.
     
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    Are you using any kind of adapter, for video ports etc??
     
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