I had a problem with my new PC since I built it. The screen, at random, would black out (for anything not while gaming), it wouldn’t wake up from sleep mode, sometimes the screen would go black and it would restart. The display and graphics card were both new (BenQ display [which I love] and an MSI 5700XT [which I’m more meh on]), and were using a new HDMI cable to connect them. I tried all sorts of driver updates, but nothing seemed to work.
The other day, I swapped over to using a Displayport cable, and all of a sudden every problem disappeared. In speaking with a buddy, we’ve both determined that it really doesn’t make a lot of sense for that to solve my problem. The only thing I can think of is maybe I have some issue with the HDMI output on my graphics card? Or the cable is bad? Or something.
Moral of the story: computers are dumb and I’m glad that I don’t have to work on them professionally.