Blank screen issue when playing games
Whenever I am playing a game now (and only games) every once in a while my screen will suddenly turn black and repeat the last tenth of a second or so of audio over and over. It responds to nothing. The only way out is to hit the power button.
I am using a gateway laptop with an nvidia 9800, 1 gig, video card. Knowing this, I thought it could be an overheating issue. I have had overheating issues in the past and even downloaded a couple cpu and gpu thermometers.
In the past I have had sudden dips of very low FPS while playing games and eventually figured out it was overheating, and then learned how to orient my laptop to avoid it. My comp will now freeze even if its well ventilated.
I just had my cpu and gpu thermometers running with a game on windowed mode at the same time. The screen froze with the cpu at 62 celsius and the gpu at about 85. Before, I wouldnt get FPS dips until about 100+ celsius... it gets rather hot hehe.
The past issues i had with overheating never caused the computer to completely freeze like I'm describing either, just low FPS.
^^Long story short, I don't think it's overheating. I suppose it's possible though.
I updated my video driver. IDK what to do :S.
Game examples: Sacred 2, Rift, Oblivion, World of Warcraft.
It's not just the video... the sound repeats and the comp is non-responsive. Any ideas?