Screen goes black when gaming sometimes?

By GTGear
Aug 30, 2006
  1. Hello,

    Sometimes when I play PC games, my screen goes black, and the power button changes from green to yellow, like its idle. This happened twice, once while playing a PC game, and once when I was just browsing the net. I don't think its a power supply issue being that I have a Altec 450W power supply. Could it be doing this because I flashed the pipes on my videocard? but then again, that was over 5 months ago and I dont see why a problem would start now. Any help would be appreciated. I have a Sapphire X800GTO.
  2. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 TS Rookie Posts: 137

    try using a different graphics card and see if it works.
  3. IH8PunkRok

    IH8PunkRok TS Rookie Posts: 114

    yea thats basically all u can do for now. if u dont happen to have one lying around then find a cheap one that u can put in for a while and run ur comp like u usually do.
    believe it or not computers can take awhile to get "sick". even if u flashed the pipes it may not have caused a problem until now. and if it is because u flashed ur card, dont do it with next one u get.
  4. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Did you take care of the extra heat caused by the 4 extra pipelines?
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