Monitor goes black when playing games

By smrf1000 ยท 4 replies
Jun 18, 2010
  1. Ok, so just recently, when I start any game (whether it be CS:S or Guild Wars) my monitor goes black but you can still hear the game sound. I've never had this problem with my computer before and it has just started recently. My hardrive is still spinning so it's not like it is crashing so I have no idea. It just recently stopped going black for CS:S (Counter-Strike:Source on Steam) but now it does it for Guild Wars (MMO/RPG) so I'm really confused. My monitor is find doing everything else and never have experienced this problem doing anything else on computer. Any ideas?
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    I'd say it's your graphics card failing or possibly the power supply getting weak.
  3. smrf1000

    smrf1000 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok, could it also be my hardrive?
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    It doesn't sound like it to me.
  5. Thomas3087

    Thomas3087 TS Rookie Posts: 18

    could be the graphics card, psu, hd, mobo. check the drivers and temps for your card.

    what's more is maybe using a registry edit program to fix any registry errors. although those mostly cause the blue screens of death.

    intel i3 2.93 duo
    4GB DDR3 ram
    1TB HD 7200rpm
    512MB DDR3 ATI Radeon HD 4750
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