Problem with my monitor when playing games...

By Parahex ยท 7 replies
Dec 28, 2005
  1. Okay, so here is a problem I have whenever I play a game. I can be playing any game (And I mean ANY) and 1 of 3 things will happen...

    1: The image will freeze, the sound will start looping, the screen will go dark, and it will come back up and I can continue to play.

    2: The image will freeze, the sound will loop, the screen will go dark. But, the image dosen't come back. I can still play, but the monitor acts as if it were off.

    3: The image will freezem the sound will loop, and the computer will lock up, requiering a restart.

    Now, I have heard this is due to graphics card overheating. My card idles at 38 Degrees Celsius, and around 45-46 degrees celsius when playing a game. I have not overclocked anything on my computer. Is there anyway to keep it cool without buying another fan/heatsink? Or is it due to someting totally different? I really need help.
  2. Federelli

    Federelli TS Rookie Posts: 361

    What card are we talking about?
  3. David Alexandru

    David Alexandru TS Rookie Posts: 24

    depends on what monitor you have...lcd or crt??
  4. Parahex

    Parahex TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have an ATI Radeon 9600XT.

    The monitor is a CRT.
  5. David Alexandru

    David Alexandru TS Rookie Posts: 24

    it means it's not the's the videocard....but i have a 9600 xt also.....and it's zeiss...depends on the manufacturer
  6. Parahex

    Parahex TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Bump. I really need help.
  7. RoadKiller

    RoadKiller TS Rookie Posts: 22

    That happened to me also, try to remove and then insert ur video card.
    That's what i do when it happens to me, maybe ur video card is not alligned
  8. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,088

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