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#1 IC3S0UL

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:18

My computer screen keeps on going black when I play games, not all the times but frequently, I can still hear the sound loop but I'm forced to restart my PC.
My gpu is GeForce 9660 GT with 2 GB ram Wins 7 64-bit, 4 GB ram
CPU: GenuineIntel Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz Intel586, level: 6
I have thought that it might be overheating but sometimes the screen goes black the instant I start a match in like league of legends, thus can't really be overheating if I just started a game? but then I tried this program and here's what it gave me: http://i46.tinypic.com/2ez4bva.png
I have never overclocked so I'm confused and hope any of you knows the problem that I'm having. Thanks. :)


#2 francescob

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:32

Are you playing this game? :shifty:

#3 OP IC3S0UL

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:40

Nope. :/

#4 Asrokhel

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:43

Are you playing this game? :shifty:


As you can see below, he's young, the joke went way over his head!

Nope. :/



#5 killez

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:48

Need more information then what you have stated. What version are your video card drivers? You stated the sound loops, does this mean it becomes stuck in a constant loop and ctrl alt delete does nothing? I would have to guess it is a driver issue, have you checked your event viewer to see if anything was captured about the video card driver?

#6 francescob

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:53

Try an application to view the GPU temperatures (GPU-Z) and also a stress test like FurMark but the causes could be many, not just necessarily overheating.

#7 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:54

Could be any number of things, dodgy drivers, overheating, faulty power supply.

#8 OP IC3S0UL

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:25

Need more information then what you have stated. What version are your video card drivers? You stated the sound loops, does this mean it becomes stuck in a constant loop and ctrl alt delete does nothing? I would have to guess it is a driver issue, have you checked your event viewer to see if anything was captured about the video card driver?

Sorry for the late response,
Yes the sound loops, becomes stuck, thought sometimes it doesn't and no ctrl alt delete won't do anything. After the screen goes black the monitor goes to sleep by itself and I'm forced to shut down the pc.
My driver version is 306.97 it's the lattest if I'm correct. No I haven't checked it.

#9 Azusa

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:26

I had something like this happen to me a while back and it turned out to be the card do you have a spare or could you borrow one to test?

#10 OP IC3S0UL

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:29

I had something like this happen to me a while back and it turned out to be the card do you have a spare or could you borrow one to test?


Sadly I do not have a spare and I'm not so sure if I can borrow one.

#11 +da00

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:43

I had this issue with an AMD card some years back, what I did to solve it was to downclock it :/

#12 OP IC3S0UL

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:49

I had this issue with an AMD card some years back, what I did to solve it was to downclock it :/


and if I downclock it, the perfomance will go down right? :huh:

#13 francescob

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 08:00

Try furmark first so you can rule out the drivers.

#14 OP IC3S0UL

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 08:42

Try furmark first so you can rule out the drivers.


mm alright, I'll try it

Edit: I ran the burn in test, max temperature went to 70c, no crashing, and I know that while playing it doesnt reach that high.
So what could it be if it's not a overheating problem?

#15 francescob

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:09

mm alright, I'll try it

Edit: I ran the burn in test, max temperature went to 70c, no crashing, and I know that while playing it doesnt reach that high.
So what could it be if it's not a overheating problem?

If it doesn't crash with furmark (try running it more than once though, it could just be luck that it didn't crash) it's less likely that the GPU is the problem but it could still be an hardware issue. Try downgrading the video drivers and see if anything changes. Also, does it happen on all games or just League of Legends?



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