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Black screen crash/lockup when playing games

Discussion in 'Games' started by wasabi_, Aug 23, 2012.

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  1. wasabi_

    wasabi_ Thread Starter

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    I had a desktop that was just sitting for about 2 years without use and just hooked it up to my TV to make a media center. I immediately installed Windows 7 and had a fresh slate so old software problems shouldn't be an issue. All drivers are up to date.

    The problem is that whenever a game is played, it will randomly create a black screen with buzzing sound. Some games is completely random, other games crash at about the same point. Sometimes the video signal cuts out to the TV, sometimes it just stays black. Either way it needs to be manually turned off. I have checked GPU temperatures and they are about 80C under load. I have ran memtest86 and no errors on the RAM. I just don't know what else it could be.

    The specs are:

    Intel Core 2 3000MHz
    2x2GB Corsair DDR2-400
    ATI 4850
    OCZ 500W Power Supply
     
  2. black-wolf

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    What is your cpu temp?
    How many passes of memtest did you run?
    What are you using to check your temps?
     
  3. gabidamo999

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    I have this problem too! I'm looking for a fix!
     
  4. black-wolf

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    gabidamo999 you need to start your own thread. It's tconfusing to try to help more than one person in a thread.
     
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