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Video goes blank while playing PC games


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Fai

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Hi!
I just wanted to know if anyone had a solution for my little problem which I didn't have before XD.
I've had windows XP installed before but when I reformatted my computer and reinstalled XP a certain annoying problem occured which prevents me from watching movie in the background when playing a game (Dual monitors).
The video just goes blank while you can still hear the sound and it occurs during games like Warcraft 3 and such things.
I just joined this forum and am quite new to this, but I've already looked around for quite a long time around the net for this problem and there's been other cases like this but never found a solution (already searched on this forum :) )

Edited by Fai, 19 June 2010 - 11:21 AM.

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Tam2u

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Just wondering if your drivers are all up to date and what video drivers you are using if it is dual monitors
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It's a pretty old model ASUS EAH3550 and the drivers are up to date (using driver genius to update regularly) and the problem occured even with a single monitor. Videoplayers like VLC,windows media player crashed in the background after trying to switch to another video while the focus was in the game.
I didn't have this problem before reformatting... :)

Edited by Fai, 19 June 2010 - 11:50 AM.

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*bump and it was EAH4550
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You may be overloading the memory and/or video card from what you are doing.......playing a video game AND running a movie puts a heavy load on a computer and your old one probably can't handle it. You could try adding more memory and getting a newer video card with more memory if you really must run the two processes simultaneously.
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