Hey all!, nice to be here !!
My new computer has been working fine for about 5 months, but about 1 month ago a bought a new graphic card: "powercolor radeon x850xt". Then the problem started.
While playing games like "silent hunter 3, TES: oblivion, neverwinter nights, dunegoun siege 2, my screen goes black for about 0,5-1 sec, then everything is normal for a few minutes. Then ,randomly it seems, the same thing happens again until the computer instantly shuts down itself. NO warnings, nothing!, just WHAM!! ;(.
this behaviour is really agressive in some games while in other games i can play for 1-2 hours before the problem hits me.
Allmost all of the times it happens whilst playing games, Only once has it happend while i was surfing the web in windows.
My graphic card has its own power connector, it needs power direktly from the PSU. It has a very large cooling system on it and lokks to me like it wants ALLOT of juice from my PSU
i read on the internet that it could be a Power problem?, my computer and monitor and sound system are all connected to a old extension cord
here are some of my specs:
Operating System: Windows XP Professional sp2
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.0GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
Graph card: RADEON X850 XT
Motherboard: asus a8n-e
Sound Device: Sound Blaster Audigy
PSU brand: color-it
psu voltage stats:
dc output max 520w
hmmm...thats everything i think
I put the graphic card trough a "futuremark 06" test and there was no problem.
the system temperature is normal in all areas. (Graphic card and CPU)
i use the "ATI tool" to determine the graphic card temp and "asus proble" to determine cpu temp
If there is anyone out there who knows anything i would be vera thankful for som help.