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Black screen I just had my x1550 installed along with a new powersource (400) to give it what it needed. Upon playing COD4 it kept doing a self-test check on itself and I could not figure out why. It would happen randomly as in every 10-45mins. of play. This is the only game it would happen to and now it won't even show anything, just a black screen but yet I have sound. I now have to use my old PCI factory card to even use my pc and cannot play the games on it. Any suggestions?

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I have three suggestion. Since your currently using your old video card now I'd like you to update windows. You need to have at least .Net framework 2.0 installed in your PC. Do not skip installtion of earler version of .Net framework like 1.0, 1.1.
If you haven't updated in a while this may take some time.
Download & install DirectX 9.c at this link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2da43d38-db71-4c1b-bc6a-9b6652cd92a3&displaylang=en
Download your latest drivers from PowerColor here: http://www.powercolor.com/eng/support_driver.asp?CategoryID=1&SeriesID=2&ModelID=7
Restart the PC. After windows finishes loading remove your older video software from Control Panel -Add/Remove. Shut down PC, unplug power cord. Remove older video card, clean slot with a blast of canned air or clean paint brush. Install newer card. Make sure it is seated correctly. Re-connect Pc & boot to windows. Install downloaded drivers. If your card continues to wig-out after 10-45 min, it might be over heating. Make sure you have plenty of fresh air to enter the case.

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