Blue screen? No - blank screen.

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TECC01

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My screen blacks out randomly during games. As far as I can tell, the game/computer freezes as nothing I do changes anything and I have to go around the computer, yank out the power cord and stick it back in.

Games include:
Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War
Duke Nukem 3D
Bejewelled 2 [Deluxe]
The Sims
Medal of Honour: AA

I've d/led all of the latest drivers for my graphics card (Radeon X300), I have DirectX 9.0c, I've tried yelling at my monitor and now I don't know what to do next...

This is really pissing me off. I can't even complete the TUTORIAL of DoW before the screen goes black and I have to make my trip around the desk.
*fume*
*stomp*stomp*stomp*
*yank*

Note: The screen says "No signal detected" when it screws up, so it's not the screen recieving a "black" signal, it's not recieving any information whatsoever.

Maybe they've had a fight and don't want to talk to each other? My modem and PC had an argument like that a while ago... >_>
 
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Probably heat related if it runs normally otherwise. Take the side off the case and point a house fan at it while playing, see if it makes a difference. If it does, you need to get better cooling, or rearrange the cooling you have for better airflow.

Scorp.
 
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I have an even worse problem with my x300 with Directx 9.0c - other than in safe mode, I have a completely blank screen *all* the time. :(
 
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What are the rest of your specs...??
And doesn't your PC have a reset button? Or can you hold the power button and shut it off?
That is safer than pulling the plug.

And just to toss this out.. You may have a bad vid card or a poor power supply.
Be sure your PSU is enough to run those PCI-E cards..
Same with sirhubert..
 
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