I play Grim Dawn, an ARPG from Crate Entertainment. The game doesn't run on a vid card, but uses your CPU for graphics and rendering. After playing this game for only a few minutes, my screen goes black, but the game itself you can still hear in the background, and you can still interact with objects, monsters, etc., you just can't SEE anything now that the screen's gone black. I thought for a while that it was my CPU temps going too high, so I decided to not only completely clean out the cooler , fin by fin, but also I decided to re-apply new thermal paste as well. Good thing I did, because I found that only 1/2 the old paste was in contact with my cooler. So I reassembled my rig, fired it up, and now I get MUCH better temps, now @ 36-46C down from 62-68C, but I still blackscreen after only a couple of minutes of play. I looked in event viewer, and got this for the 3 events leading up to and right after the blackscreen: FIRST, I got: A request to disable the Desktop Window Manager was made by process (4) SECOND, I got: The Desktop Window Manager was unable to start because composition was disabled by a running application Then THIRD, I got: Fault bucket , type 0 Event Name: LiveKernelEvent Response: Not available Cab Id: 0 Problem signature: P1: P2: P3: P4: P5: P6: P7: P8: P9: P10: Attached files: C:\Windows\LiveKernelReports\WATCHDOG\WD-20171202-1630.dmp C:\Windows\Temp\WER-1348020-0.sysdata.xml C:\Windows\Temp\WER933A.tmp.WERInternalMetadata.xml These files may be available here: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue\Kernel_0_0_cab_19b0933a Analysis symbol: Rechecking for solution: 0 Report Id: 12ccb92a-d7a8-11e7-8549-305a3a7e85f9 Report Status: 4 I'd LOVE to tell my friends how awesome this game is, but I can't until I figure out why this is happening. No one on the forums is able to help, since they believe that it's simply a driver issue, but following full updates on bios, gfx card, the game itself, etc., that to me is a moot point. Anyone able to lend some help with this?