Posted 06 April 2010 - 05:43 PM
So I'm not sure if this is a hardware or software problem, but it only comes up when I'm playing games so I figured this would be the best place to bring it up.
Whenever I play games on my PC, I am able to play for anywhere between five to twenty minutes. After that, my monitor turns itself off. Or, rather, it acts like it is no longer receiving information from my computer (it acts as if my computer is off). Yet the tower is still running. Sound will either continue almost as normal; usually, background noise from the game will continue while all active sound components (gunfire, powers being used, enemy voices, et cetera) will cease. Alternatively, the sound will begin to loop the previous second or two repetitively, though the former happens much more often.
I'm not entirely sure what the issue is here, but it occurs every time I play a game on my PC. Any help would be very appreciated. My GPU is an ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT, and my processor an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000 +. I know I have a Dynex 500W PSU, and 3GB of RAM (though I don't know the model of it). Beyond that, I'm not 100% certain what's in my tower, but I hope that's at least somewhat helpful.
As I said, any help on this would be very much appreciated. Cheers!