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Screen Randomly Turning Off- No Input Signal

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#1 Kevin Doyle

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 06:23 AM

Hi guys,

This computer is about 4 years old and has had problems in the past. I am currently using it as my newer one is being repaired * face palm*.
The problem I am having is this.
When I load up world of warcraft( for those that don't know a PC online game) my monitor is randomly turning off and displaying the message " no input signal". It mainly happens when I get to loading screens and I can pretty much predict that'll it'll turn off then. There is no way to get it back on other than to restart the computer by holding down the on switch or turning the mains off, obviously not great to the computer to continually do that.
Browsing the net, loading ventrilo,etc is all fine and causes no problems. Its just when I log into the loading screen. I don't believe it to be the game either. When the screen turns off, ventrilo is still running and I can hear people talking and they can hear me, this leads me to believe its not the computer freezing, it must be a graphics issue?

Any idea what is going on?

Edited by Kevin Doyle, 18 April 2008 - 06:23 AM.

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 18 April 2008 - 07:43 AM

More than likely a video problem. Were you ever able to run WOW before on this computer? What do you have as far as memory and video card (or onboard) on this computer?
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#3 GaryT85


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Posted 18 April 2008 - 07:53 AM

strange.... does sound like an issue with your graphics card..

is it onboard or an expansion card?

EDIT - it somehow took me over 10 mins to type my response, so garmanma got in before me.. i am at work though, might have been doing some work for once

Edited by GaryT85, 18 April 2008 - 07:55 AM.

#4 Kevin Doyle

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 08:58 AM

The card is a radeon 9200 pro
The computer has 1 gig of ram. Its really strange and really annoying. Every time I put my character in a new area it means a restart,lol. Everyone is laughing at my grief as the problem is so retarded,lol.
To be honest though the FPS im getting is also very low at times.

Maybe i Need to install updated drivers? Would anyone have a link to my card or would any radeon dirver update do?

Edited by Kevin Doyle, 18 April 2008 - 09:02 AM.

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 09:09 AM

ATI drivers: http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/xp/radeon-prer300-xp.html

Assuming that your card is made by ATI and not some other 3d-party vendor (Asus, Sapphire, etc.).


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