Monitor goes Idle during gameplay.

Well, I play a game called midnight club 2 with a radeon 9600. I have an old monitor about 6 years ago and when I am in the middle of a game at random times it will go idle and nothing will get it back. Is it my monitor? Or is it my gfx card? What do I do to fix it!?


In Runtime
If the card was overheating, it would garble the image on the screen. If it just goes blank, it'd probably be the monitor. Try running the game at a lower resolution, or maybe the monitor at a lower refresh rate.


Golden Master
Well, I say first try using a different monitor, and, if the same thing happens, then get the cooler and see if it's overheating issues. If it still happens, then it might be a faulty mobo pci e or agp slot. How old is your comp? If using a new vid card doesnt work, then it's most likley a mobo prob.