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Screen goes black when playing games

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Enertez, Apr 12, 2010.

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  1. Enertez

    Enertez Thread Starter

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    Hey there!

    I've got a quite irritating problem. When I play WoW or Mw2 (haven't tried other games) my computer screen goes black after some time, usually between 10-30 minutes, and my computer fans starts to work for all they're worth. The picture doesn't come back so I have to manually reboot the computer by holding the power button, and the the temperature inside the computershell is cool with a good airflow. I'm running a windows vista 32-bit version and my graphics card is a Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT. I asked the computer store where I buyed it to try and see if they could find the problem, but they had no clue what it could be.
    I've tried updating my drivers, scanning for virus etc.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Regards
    Enertez
     
  2. sid_tech

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    Does your computer fulfills the following requirement?

    Recommended: Dual-core processor, such as the Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2
    Recommended: 1 GB RAM (2 GB for Vista users)
    GeForce 9000 series with Driver version 178.24

    Regards
    Sid
     
  3. Enertez

    Enertez Thread Starter

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    Yes,

    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E4600 @ 2.40GHz
    RAM: 4GB
    Graphics card: GeForce 9600 GT, driver version 8.17.0011.9713
     
  4. sid_tech

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    Hi Enertez,

    The first step when facing any error or crash is to close down WoW and remove the WTF, WDB and Interface folders from the World of Warcraft game directory. These folders contain temporary data and frequently altered files that may have become corrupted. This will also remove any custom UI's that may contribute to the problem as well.

    You can move these folders to the desktop or another directory if you wish to retain the data, however for now please start WoW without those folders present. Also do not use any third party programs to start WoW; often some custom UI's will place a shortcut for you to start WoW from, please use the (Launcher.exe) in the World of Warcraft directory.

    Do you get any specific error message like
    Error 0
    Error 121
    Error 124
    Error 131
    Error 132
    Error 134

    Regards
    Sid
     
  5. sid_tech

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    Hi Enertez,

    If the above step does not help then you can do the following...

    For black screen crash occurs during Game play. There are a number of possible causes that include, inadequate cooling, using an insufficient power supply, malfunctions within the video card, or improper powering of newer video cards. Disabling AGP Fastwrites or changing the AGP aperture settings in the BIOS (we do not recommend BIOS changes unless a technician is present) has corrected the issue in some cases. Some UIs may also cause the crash and deleting the WDB, WTF, and Interface folders located in the game directory on your hard drive may correct the issue. As always, if the steps listed to not assist you in correcting the error, please email [email protected]

    Regards
    Sid
     
  6. Enertez

    Enertez Thread Starter

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    Ok, I will try that! But can the wow files really cause this problem for modern warfare 2 aswell?

    Edit: I don't get any error messages, since the computer just freezes, the sound lags and I have to cut the power to it.
     
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