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Xaeous

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I just bought World of Warcraft and started playing for about 30 minutes and my screen just went black. I asked a few people what my problem might have been and they said that my 250W power supply wasn't enough to handle my Radeon 9600 PRO. That said, i bought a 400W power supply and i tried playing again and it does the same thing.... sometimes it restarts the PC and other times the screen just goes black. Please if anyone knows a way to fix this let me know. Thanks. :tazz:
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I forgot to add this but after my computer restarted i saw a Logs folder on my desktop.
It had a txt file in it called "cpu" which said:
8/21 20:13:43.890 vendor: 2
8/21 20:13:43.890 features: 0000000F
8/21 20:13:43.890 sockets: 1
8/21 20:13:43.890 cores: 1
8/21 20:13:43.890 processors: 1
8/21 20:13:43.890 chip = AuthenticAMD
8/21 20:13:43.890 standard (1): 1b=00000000 1d=0383fbff 4a=00000000
8/21 20:13:43.890 extended (8): 1c=00000000 1d=c1c3fbff 4a=00000000 8c=00000000

I was wondering if that would help....
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does this only happen when you play WoW? or do you experience it playing other games or just using regular os?
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Actually it only happens when im playing WoW.
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Hi,

Could you tell us what your temps are?
Did you recently install the 9600 and if so did you run Drivercleaner pro to completely remove the old video drivers, this sometimes can help.

Rick
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i would make sure all the drivers are up to date, video, audio, bios and so on, then you might have to mess around with the video settings for the best results.

might want to check out http://www.tweakguides.com they have some walkthru to set up some video settings for games, i dont know if they have wow but it wont hurt to check it out
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I had this same problem, with my 9600. It would occur with WoW and Doom III. I disabled 8x on the AGP, to 4x.. That's the only thing that got it to work solid.
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Hi
Just a thought here, but what are the amperage readings on your psu?
ie. +12v = 20A
+5v = 35A etc
The minium AMD recommends on the +12v rail is 17amp, with that g/card pulling alot of power as well as your hard drive, cd drives and fans anything less will cause problems. Some 400w psu's are rated very low so it may be worth checking

Andy
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