Mini2018, rx5700 random blackscreen. and restart (with a puff from the fan) UPDATE : might be chrome
I’ve read somewhere that my issue can be caused by a software. AND it appears that chrome is causing the issue. I’ve switched to Safari and I don’t seem to have had any restart while having chrome shut off.
Also, it looks like the computer won’t start only when I have chrome notification waiting for me. I tried this morning knowing I had no chrome notification and it worked. I am not 100% sure of this but so far the pattern doesn’t contradict this theory
This morning the black screen appeared right after I heard my time capsule external HDD kicking in…
I have recently changed my GPU for a Radeon RX 5700, the previous one was faulty and this one greatly improved the stability.
However, after a seemingly random time, the screen goes black for a couple minutes and then the mac restarts. The fan does a loud "Hhhhhhffffff" then it restarts to the "open session" modal. I can't see any pattern that triggers the restart. It's not related to a program or a heavy usage.
I don't know what to do… at least it starts ok and I can plug the screen directly to the card without a fuss… but these random restarts are driving me insane.
I tried a dummy 4k display same results.
For a while I had to start the card AFTER the mac was boot up for it to work (still happens some times)
the previous card was a vega64 (exact same everything else), and it had troubles to start… I only managed to make it work with "prefer egpu". According to the store I bought it to it was faulty…
any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you very much.