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having problems whith my computer when playing games

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  1. Sav

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    hello im wondering if anyone know or has experience this problem.
    it started 2 days ago and when i was playing WoW( world of warcraft). and my monitor turn black and an message pops up saying theres no video or over range and thats it and it keeps happening when i play other games to.

    my computer is a computer i run windows xp on it i have a radon graphics card 9550
     
  2. techkid

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    It would seem that the games are forcing either your monitor or video card into resolutions they can't handle.

    Open the games setup programs and reduce the resolution until you find one that works, and suits you.
     
  3. Aus_Louie

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    WoW tends to overheat the whole computer by up to 50% ! which is alot... are you sure you wernt playing the game for like 24 hours straight or more like so many of the other WoW players do?
     
  4. davedavid

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    techkid offered the most likely explanation. The gradual and cumulative heat damage you're claiming is questionable in its generalization, as it seems to be nothing but an excuse to poke fun at this person's preference in games. (n) If this were the case, WoW and any other program of similar processing demand would cause the computer to overheat in a matter of minutes, if not seconds. Don't be such an opportunist to make sly fun of people.
     
  5. Sav

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    ok thank you :)
     
  6. techkid

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    One question I did forget to ask:

    Before this problem started, did you perform any software or hardware installations or updates?
     
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