|I've just built anew PC and I'm getting some hardware issues with it. I've never built my own pc so I could have done something wrong. But apart from these problems it works fine. I've updated any drivers I can find on the mobo website and the sapphire gpu website. There is a driver on the mobo website related to usb but I can't install it because it's composed of inf files. I can right click and click install on them but it says it cannot be installed that way.|
Here are the problems:
1) Screens suddenly go blank, nothing is visible, ctrl+alt+delete does nothing, other major keys do not help.
2) Come back from period of absence, try to bring computer out of sleep, screens are blank, cannot do anything. Ctrl+alt+delete unlocks screens, login is possible but odd behavior.
The vga monitors are plugged in to different ports. One is in the DVI port via mini adapter the other is in the "display port" via adapter to vga. This works fine until it suddenly stops working.
3) USB devices interfere with each other. Plug USB 3.0 memory stick in USB 3.0 port, mouse and keyboard stop working. Mouse jumps around a lot, stops responding. Unplugging the kb mouse dongle first, then plug in memory stick, then dongle and everything is fine. The USB3 connector is firmly plugged in to the right port on the mobo.
4) I can't seem to boot from a Linux boot disc (ubuntu, mint etc) or DVD. It worked during install but now it doesn't. The boot priority is set so that the GRUB boot menu appears. The boot disc boots fine, and then the monitors go blank.
I'm noticing that the monitors go blank for almost all of the problems here. I've installed the latest GPU drivers so I don't know what to do. I've never used Sapphire before.
Gigabyte z97m-ds3h, socket 1150
DDR3 Ram 8gb Hyperx beast 2400mhz
Intel core i5-4690 Haswell refresh
HDD Sata III 1tb Seagate
Sapphire PCI Express R7 260x 2gb (http://tinyurl.com/l6r345z)
Samsung SH-224DB SATA DVD writer
Coolermaster GX 650w 80+ bronze
Coolermaster Hyper TX3 Evo CPU cooler
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