strange black screen problem
Ok so here is the story, ive got a Maxdata Amd athlon64 3500+ with 1gb ram. The pc came with a pants geforce 4000mx 64meg graphics card that i tried to play my only 2 games on - quake 4 and warhammer40000 dawn of war (dow). Dow would play but a bit choppy but quake 4 just couldn't cope and it would just stall on the menu screen. strange thing was that if i updated the graphics card driver then quake 4 would run albeit very very choppy but then Dow wouldn't run i would just get a black screen with sound, no intro video, no menu, nothing.
So i updated my graphics card to a Palit Geforce 7600gs AGP (no PCIE slot) but basically got the same problem of the black screen on dow. I has since bought 2 more games - Warhammer mark of chaos and a basic game for my son called design your own model railway. But both of these games just have a black screen with sound. I have tried re-installing the games, updating them, installing the latest video drivers and have even re-installed windows but to no avail. I also installed a new 500w power supply at the same time as my graphics card (well e few weeks after) just wondered if anything could have happened there.
so thats everything, just hoping someone could shed some light on it!