Blank screen when I enable direct x for counter strike

By t8ened
Apr 22, 2009
  1. hey, i bought counter strike a couple of weeks ago. and whenever i try to play it, the screen goes blank a couple of seconds after entering a server, the moniter displays that it isnt receiving a singal from the video card. it also goes blank after a few mintues of use in general. So i turned off direct x and counter strike happened to work fine but if i leave the computer idle for a couple of hours, most of the time, the video card stops sending a signal. I have an ati radeon 9550, direct x9.0c, 1050 of ram and an amd athlon xp processor, its around 2.1 ghz. i also reinstalled the video card drivers.
    thank you to anyone that can help
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Try updating the ATI drivers. Make sure Windows is fully updated (Service Pack 3) and download the .Net framework files before you install ATI's Catalyst Control Center filles
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