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Old 06-20-2010, 03:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I didn't really know where to put this but it seemed to fit more here then in the gaming forums so I guess I'll take a shot here.
So this is the problem, when I play any game on my computer (exept world of warcraft) the sceen goes black after a few minutes and makes the game unplayable for about 2 minutes then you can play for 5 minutes then the same thing again. It's really bothersome and it seems to happen more often in Mass Effect then let's say CoD MW2.
I'm using a Nvidia GeForce GTX 275 and got Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
Got the newest drivers for the graphics card too.
Please help, I really want to play ME. :/
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What are your temps while in-game? Have you tried manually turning up the fan speed with something like EVGA Precision?

http://downloads.guru3d.com/EVGA-Pre...load-2545.html
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I'm not really that good hardware wise, but I think the tempratures should be fine. But just to be on the safer part, any easy way to check it?
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never assume that the temps are fine. Use HWMonitor.
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EVGA Precision. Gave the link in my previous post. There's an option in the settings of it to show an on-screen-display of your GPU temp under the Monitoring tab. And if temps are indeed too high, then you can raise the fan speed with Precision as well.
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It started with 68 then it went up tp 69 after about 4 minutes, then after a while shifting meanwhile 69-70 then I got the black screen thingie. It was still at 70 after the blackscreen. Should I increase the fan speed?
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70 isn't that high for a graphics card, but you can try increasing the fan speed. Have you tried reinstalling the drivers? Are you getting a BSOD or just a black screen that kicks you back to the desktop?
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Re installed the drivers 3 times, last time I deleted the old drivers. I think I'm getting to the desktop, sometimes I see the desktop with a error message from nvidia, not that sure what it says it dissapears fast. Something about display error and i think it also says that it's fixed later.

EDIT: The sound also keeps playing during the black screen (Voices keep on going etc)
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