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#1 NotSoTechno

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:30 PM

I'm pretty sure this is a common problem, but didn't see it posted in the first few pages of this Forum.  I have been experiencing an issue that has become increasingly more frequent and the duration of the flash to black seems to be getting longer as well.  I am running Windows 7 64-bit OS with Service Pack 1.  I am using an AMD Radeon 6900 Series Graphics Card.  I have updated Flash and Xvid Add-ons in my browser, which is Chrome.  If this is a problem with my graphics card, is it the end for that card, could it be a setting in my PC that is affecting it? Virus? Heat issue?  Please help me discover the issue and repair it. I do so love watching video on my PC. 

 

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#2 jhayz

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:10 AM

Heat issue?

That sounds more like the ideal problem initially. Monitor the hardware temps and post the results before and during gaming. Try using these http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html


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#3 synergy513

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:44 PM

this happened to me also, it turns out my wimpy graphics card was overheating because the fan on it was past its due, blacking out the screen but the PC would stay on. i would say the same thing as above, monitor your temperatures and once that card gets around 100 c  expect it to black out, but the PC  will stay on.  it would run warm but not insanely hot until i ran games like missile command and pinball. this graphics card issue is so very common. if you read through the topics.


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