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Blank screen when playing high detail games


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Hello and I found this issue appropriate for game section because, well, It happens whenever I play a game that has intense graphics.

I have a custom computer with
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
CPU Brand: Intel® Celeron® CPU E1200 @ 1.60GHz
CPU Chip: 2 x Pentium II
Sound Card: Realtek HD Audio output
Display : ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series
Im new to the specs thing but If you need to know something let me know and I'll help you help me.
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Either way, whenever I do something with intense graphics my screen will go blank. My computer runs World of Warcraft at max detail fine but then after maybe 2 hours my screen will just go blank :) , forcing me to restart my computer by pressing the reset button. And then a more detailed game like Oblivion, the blank screen comes faster. After about 10 minutes. So i decided to try turning all the details on Oblivion down. So I did and this includes turning Oblivion's resolution down to 640 x 480. After I did this it still would go blank. It took a little longer for it to go blank, not by much maybe 5 more minutes.

Another thing I noticed is with the sound hooked up is as soon as my screen went blank, my sound would sound like a scratched CD , looping the same 1-2 seconds of soundtrack over and over.

This issue tends to get kind of annoying, I tried to post on a different site and I got no help. This site looks more reliable :) .

If you know the answer to my issue or even just a possible answer, tell me. I look forward to fixing this. :)

Edited by gameswin, 27 October 2009 - 04:11 PM.

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Download, and install SpeedFan: http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php
Post your computer temperatures:

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Take a snapshot, when playing intense game.

Desktop, or laptop?
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Wow wasn't expecting a reply so soon :)

But Anyway, I got some screenshots.

This is a screen shot while I have World of Warcraft minimized.
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Here is another with nothing running but mozzila
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Here is one of in-game
WoWScrnShot_102809_143944.jpg


Maybe this stuff can tell you whats wrong. I'm not sure, but those flames don't seem nice :)
--And i'm on a desktop

Edited by gameswin, 28 October 2009 - 12:56 PM.

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Sometimes SpeedFan doesn't give clear picture as of which temperature is which...

Download, and install Everest Ultimate Edition 4.6: http://www.lavalys.c...ultimate460.exe
Enter following registration code (Help>Enter product key) to make it fully functional:
RHGJE-54X47-HML9C-V498I-UUMVI
(it's all legal, the above version has been recently offered as a free download)
Expand Computer folder.
Click on Sensor.
Post all info from there.
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Here ya go:

Sensor Properties:
Sensor Type Intel QST (HECI Driver)
GPU Sensor Type Diode (ATI-Diode)
Motherboard Name Intel DG33BU / DG33FB / DG33SXG2 / DG33TL / DP35DP
Chassis Intrusion Detected No

Temperatures:
Motherboard 38 °C (100 °F)
CPU 40 °C (104 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #1 33 °C (91 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #2 31 °C (88 °F)
North Bridge 66 °C (151 °F)
South Bridge 77 °C (171 °F)
GPU Diode 49 °C (120 °F)
Seagate ST3250310AS 38 °C (100 °F)

Cooling Fans:
CPU 1617 RPM

Voltage Values:
CPU Core 1.20 V
+3.3 V 3.33 V
+5 V 5.11 V
+12 V 12.17 V
North Bridge Core 1.24 V
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CPU temp looks fine, but it seems, that both North- and Southbridge chipsets are overheating.
Do you have on-board video, or separate video card?
When was the last time, you cleaned inside the case?
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Well, I haven't cleaned the case in a while. I have a separate video card.
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I'd get a can of compressed air and do a nice cleaning...
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sounds good, I'll give it a try. Thank you.
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Let me know :)
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Woah. Something so simple causes such a big difference. I cleaned it, not even with compressed air yet, I decided to do some sweeping with a old soft tip brush and I can play Oblivion! I may not of fully cleaned or something, but I played oblivion for an 2 hours and it froze up on me. But I plan on getting some compressed air. I'm just happy I can play for more then 10 minutes at a time. :)
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I'm glad, things are working out, BUT, please, get that can of compressed air. It's much more safe for electronic components.
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Will do. Thanks again
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Hi guys, i guess i have a similar problem to TS.. Wish to share my readings for my CPU and hope u guys can help mi to diagnose my issue..

Sensor Properties
Sensor Type ITE IT8705F (ISA-290h)
GPU Sensor Type Driver (NV-DRV)

Temperatures
M/B 30 Degree Celsius
CPU 30 Degree Celsius
AUX 61 Degree Celsius
GPU 67 Degree Celsius
SAMSUNG SP0802N 37 Degree Celsius
SEAGATE ST9120817AS 41 Degree Celsius

Cooling Fans
CPU 4327 RPM

Voltage Values
CPU Core 1.36V
+2.5V 1.89V
+3.3V 2.98V
+5V 5.05V
+12V 10.50V
+5V Standby 4.81V

Basically, I am playing Football Manager and during the match played, the whole screen went blanked and the only thing i could do is to power off and restart. First few daes of my gaming is perfectly okay, until last night when this serious issue occurs. I did alot of driver updates and none of it helps. Just hope my ware is not failing me soon...

My key hardware comprises of:

P4 Intel 2.8GHz
Nividia 7600GT
1.7 Gig RAM
Windows XP

Appealing for advise..

Thanks...
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