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Monitor randomly shuts off

By submissions72
Sep 17, 2008
  1. Hello, I just bought a new pc about a month ago. It's a pretty decent one. Normally I've played every game on it smoothly no problem. I've played Crysis on it for hours no problem whatsoever. But I just bought the new Warhammer online game and when I play it online it runs and plays fine. But as soon as I play RvR (realm vs realm) game, mymonitor shuts off and says no input connected. And the only way I can recover out of it is by restarting. Any ideas or help?


    AMD 64 X2 dual core processor 6000+ 3 GHz
    Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT (512MB)
    4GB DDR2
    Monitor: Acer 17'' AL1714B
     
  2. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    Sounds like a video driver issue. I would suggest a possible heat problem but since you've mentioned hours of Crysis playtime that wouldn't make a whole lot of sense. I would try updating your graphics card to the latest WHQL version and maybe try a beta driver from Guru3D. Also, since the card is new, there might be a bug involved with this problem, may have to wait for a patch... Have you tried Googling the issue to see if anyone else is experience the same or similar problem?
     
  3. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,225

    If he only has the issue with one game, i wouldn't say its a driver issue, more like a issue with that game.
     
  4. kibzz

    kibzz TS Rookie

    i just bought a PC game and everytime before it launches it says that i dont have the minimum system requirments but i do: mouse,
    keyboard,
    internet connection,
    GHz 1.2 processer,
    Direct x 9.0c,
    256mb of RAM

    Then about 7 mins into the game, my computer screen turns black and it automatically restarts!
    I'm not sure if it's the the game, my fans, the dust or something else because i just got a virus cleaned off recently. It's getting relly annoying.... WHAT DO I DO????
     
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  6. kibzz

    kibzz TS Rookie

    Counter - Strike(the game im talking about) is not on that list....
    now what??
     
  7. Headspin

    Headspin TS Rookie

    I've had trouble with certain games that just would not work with my system. I have had similar problems to what you are relating to. My computer would reboot in the middle of one particular game. Eventually, I would just give up playing that particular game. I would try going into the properties of the execution file on the CD, and have it run under a different operating system (Maybe WinMe or 98) than what you are running right now, and that may work. Sometimes that is enough to keep it going.
     
  8. submissions72

    submissions72 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well I'm running it on Windows Vista 64 bit. But this game is new and it compatible to run on windows vista 64 bit.
     
  9. submissions72

    submissions72 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I did upgrade my graphics driver and it doesn't happen as often but ti still happens time to time only in RvR battles.
     
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