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Screen goes blank

Whenever i start a game my pc screen goes blank within 2 mins,and i have to restart my computer.My pc is ok with non gamming functions.This problem is with all the games.I have tried installing different drivers,reinstalling the existing one,but the problem still persists.Could this be a problem with my graphics card?Plz help.I got a n vidia 8800gt, Win xp sp2 32 bit,1.5gb ram.

note: i have the latest drivers installed,and i have also updated my direct x

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  • shreyas1004 Dec 08, 2008

    The problem was dust,dust all over my card,i cleaned it up and every thing is normal now.
    I appriciate the intrest shown by you.

  • shreyas1004 Dec 08, 2008

    Its happening again,maybe i need more fans

  • shreyas1004 Dec 08, 2008

    Its not possible to test it on an other computer.But why did this problem emerge after 6 months of usage?


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Is it possible for you to test the card in another omputer ? like a friends or something ?

sound as if your card may be overheating...hence the need to restart the PC...normally if the card is faulty it will not work at all..

take the side over off your PC and use a normal room fan to blow air into your box... if everything now works fine you need more fans to extract heat out of you system...

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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    Uwe Klopfer Dec 08, 2008

    the reason removing the dust helped i little is coz it just longer to get hot now...

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    Uwe Klopfer Dec 08, 2008

    next question is of course, what games ? all games ? intense 3D games only ?

    try lowering the resolution / settings inside the game and see it it takes longer...

    and if its in one game only that may be your problem there... and, by the running XP ? or Vista ? remove SP1 off vista if you can and remove SP3 on XP if youve loaded it...


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