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Computer screen black noise from speakers.

By skybean007
Jan 7, 2007
  1. Hi

    I got a problem I was hoping some You might know how 2 solve.

    When playing AoE III, Civ4 and alike my computerscreen go black at random (not completely there are lines and spots that flashes)
    Also a sound that reminds me of tuning into a radiostation comes out of the external speakers.

    At this point i can only reboot, and the comp is fine until i play these games again.
    I have no problems playing FEAR, CoD2 and other games in that category.

    I recently installed a new gfx, but these problems occured b4 aswell.
    I dont think it has something to do with heat or the PSU
    Max temp on load is usually 55C on CPU and 50C in chassis

    Computer is:
    PSU: NorthQ 4001 EXT 400W (new)
    AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2.2 GHz Socket 754
    MSI K8N NEO Platinum Edition S754
    nForce3 250GB,SATA,GbLAN,ATX,Raid
    Crucial PC3200 DDR-DIMM 512MB CL3 5ns
    Unbuffered, Non-parity, 2.5V, 64Meg x 64 (2 of these, tested by shop)
    GeForce 7600GS 512MB DDR2, AGP8X, DVI-I/Tv-Out, Heatpipe

    Edit: Happens much more frequent in AoE than Civ, maks 15 min play in AoE, while Civ can run for hours, but it to will crash eventually

    Any help greatly appriciated :)
     
  2. berchtild

    berchtild TS Rookie

    Don't know if this helps, but was given a replacement card myself which is the 7600GS and they are flakey to say the least. This may very well be the problem as I get freezing issues in COD2 with this card also and ma getting it replaced as a result, it has been giving me flickering in AOE3 as well.
     
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