What could be causing a black screen?

  1. I recently bought a custom build PC,Here are the specs:

    Intel core i3 3.1GHz
    Asus p8h61m Mobo
    4gb ddr3 ram
    500 gb hdd
    400 watt psu
    Asus Nvidia GeForce GT610 Graphics card(note:this version of the card has no cooling fan build on)

    When I browse the internet (facebook,youtube etc.) It happened a few times where my pc screen would go black and the only way I could get it back was if I restarted my pc manually.
    But then when I played a certain game (Arma 2) It aslo crashes every time I play it(Same thing happens as I mentioned above)
    I reinstalled my windows on the pc to see if it would fix,but no good.
    Now I think its down to overheating because I monitered it through GPU tweak while browsing it gets 30-40 degrees celcius (35ish degrees idle)
    Then when I play arma 2 it gets to around 45-65 degrees celcius
    Could this cause my pc to black screen and crash?
    Im think of getting another fan to place near the graphics card as there is only a cpu heatsink fan and another fan next to it.
    Please reply I would be grateful :)

    Here is my exact graphics card if you need to have a look :
  2. nissanman

    nissanman TS Maniac Posts: 247

    Your temps are fine. 65 degrees Celsius is not high for a GPU. Have you tried different driver versions? If you haven't, I suggest going to the Nvidia website and downloading the latest for your card.
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    "fanless" low-cost video cards can't be expected to perform at high levels. They need to be placed where there is good air flow. Good air-flow may be hard to find

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