System failure

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ming, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    I'm not sure what's happened to my PC, but it seems to me that everytime I run Half-Life (CS) my system, crashes?
    I don't get a blue screen or any error message coz the screen just goes blank and my monitor LED shows that there's no input from the box. The fans keep spinning but that's pretty much it.
    I can't be certain that HL is causing this problem since it only started to happen today.
    I have a feeling that it's a Windows problem more than anything.

    Has anyone experienced a similar problem like mine?
     
  2. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    Tried the usual things, reinstalling the game, reloading video and/or sound drivers, etc?

    JJB
     
  3. Kevin06906

    Kevin06906 Guest

    I had a problem just like that, age of mythology kept freezing like one minute into the game.

    I updated my video and sound cards.
     
  4. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    I found out what the problem was after playing SimCity4 with winamp running in the background. What happened was that the screen goes blank making me think the system crashed, but winamp was still running just fine in the background. As a result of this, I'm pretty sure that it's to do with my graphics card - and hey guess what?! the bloody fan on the gpu isn't spinning very fast. :(
     
  5. Erbmaster

    Erbmaster Moderator Folding Team

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    Look out for Direct X 9 too.
    I have several older games that completely freeze my machine
    since"upgrading" to DX9.
    under DX8.1 no problem ;)