Screen going blank and system freezing

By BlackScarlet
May 5, 2012
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  1. With increasing frequency, something is happening when I am playing games or watching movies. The screen suddenly goes blank and displays the message that it is not connected to any source, but the audio continues for a few seconds before it freezes in a quick loop and the only thing I can do is restart the computer. Obviously this is incredibly disruptive to a gameplay/movie experience -- what is happening, is my video card dying?

    Windows XP SP3

    AMD Radeon HD 6850 - 1024MB

    ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5K SE Rev 1.xx
    Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
    BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 0401 07/19/2007
    Realtek Onboard Audio

    3328 Megabytes DDR2 RAM

    2.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium Dual
    64 kilobyte primary memory cache
    1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,243   +234

    You might want to try another power supply...

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