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Screen goes black when gaming sometimes..

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by GTGear, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. GTGear New Member

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    Hello,

    Sometimes when I play PC games, my screen goes black, and the power button changes from green to yellow, like its idle. This happened twice, once while playing a PC game, and once when I was just browsing the net. I don't think its a power supply issue being that I have a Altec 450W power supply. Could it be doing this because I flashed the pipes on my videocard? but that was about 5 months ago, and I dont see why it'll be causing problems now. What can the problem be? My videocard is a X800GTO.
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    temps?
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    i think it is idle.. the happens when the monitor loses its signal from the PC.. not gonna hazard a guess as to why thow.. could be several things..

    trog
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    My Temps are the following

    Processor Temp: 52C
    Mainboard Temp: 28C
    HDD Temps: 39C
    X800GTO: 38C
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    under prime 95 load?
    try to reflash your pipes?
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    Nah, I haven't tried to reflash my pipes yet. I might try that though in a bit. But its wierd, its only done it twice, and I played Half Life 2 for over 2 hours last night, no problems.
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    Can you list what could be causing it?
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    fault with grfx card.. fault with drivers.. fault with monitor.. bad connection on the lead from card to monitor..

    basically something is causing the monitor to lose its input signal..

    what u have to do to get it back again might give u some kind of clue..

    trog
  9. GTGear New Member

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    I usually have to restart my computer, then it'll come back up. What is that a sign of?
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    try swapping vga/dvi prots on the back both should have adapters for whatever your running
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    I've seen the same Issue here when going for max clocks on the Video card......backing the Video Card clocks down solved it.

    Hope it helps. :)
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    That might be it, Since i have my X800GTO overclocked at 420/540.

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