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    Computer Problems

    Ok, for a couple weeks now I have been having problems where my computer would quit during TF2. This black screen would pop up. Wouldn't crash like any normal thing, just a black screen. You can even hear the game playin normally in the background. I've had a NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 for a couple months now. So I don't understand why it would be happening now of all times.

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    Re: Computer Problems

    graphics card overheating? the graphics card is the prob if you getting a black screen, you might wanna see if you can download a different driver if not time for a new gfx or return the one you have if you just bought it

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    Re: Computer Problems

    Start with updating drivers, reseating video card, and also check your cables (cats chewing on em/loose/damaged). if those dont fix it, then post again. we will figure it out for you.

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    Re: Computer Problems

    Cherry, I have the same graphics card as you do. I've had that issue with TF2 and sometimes validating the game cache files helps, but I really just think it's a flawed card. TF2 runs fine if I turn my settings down, but Diablo 3 freaks out on a normal basis. The video stops/stutters but the audio may continue or loop. I ran CPUID while I had D3 running recently, and when the game spazzes out and stops running right, my graphics card drops 10 degrees in temperature and 20% fan speed. Something fishy is going on here.

    I'm definitely looking into buying a new card, but you should probably start with turning down your graphics in-game.


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    Re: Computer Problems

    Ok i updated all drivers and they were all up to par. I checked the wires and they seemed fine. Nothing unhooked or loose. But it still did it. Then i checked all my fans see if they worked to see if they were overheatin everything. Found out one at the top of my tower doesnt work correctly. It likes to stop and turn back on and when it does come back on it is very sluggish. So could that be the reason its fucking up?

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    Re: Computer Problems

    Could contribute to overheating and whether it is the cause I would suggest replacing it.

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    Re: Computer Problems

    get a temperature monitor for your gfx. the fan thing doesnt mean anything, your bios might have it set so it auto turns off and on to a certain temperature. whats your power supply? possible that you arent feeding enough power to your card?

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    Re: Computer Problems

    if running windows 7, you can get gadgets that monitor your component temps through the pcb monitors. Get PC meter, and GPU meter in the gadget downloads section, or just get them from me here:

    Windows Desktop Gadgets - GPU Meter Gadgets

    Windows Desktop Gadgets - PC Meter Beta 0.3

    another one i suggest is:

    Windows Desktop Gadgets - All CPU Meter Version 4.4

    as accurate as it gets as long as your gpu's temp monitor works.

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    Re: Computer Problems

    was browsing tf forums when i noticed this post, might wanna go through some of the steps the guys are posting:
    nVidia Driver Crashing only in TF2 - Steam Users' Forums

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    Re: Computer Problems

    The Newest Nvidia Drivers are very unstable. I was forced to update about a week ago and I get similar issues or the game driver goes into a crash, tries to recover and the game still runs in the background and locks the desktop. There is no current ETA for a fix, for me tho I have a fix coming in today or tomorrow. A Radeon card.

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    Re: Computer Problems

    I can vouch for Slotty's headaches...
    I tried updating my media computer with the latest graphics drivers from nVidia, hoping it would solve a problem hdmi not handshaking properly every so often, and the damn thing blue screens the computer during update and completely disables it. System restore solved the problem.

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