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As the title says when I try to load a game it black screens than crashes I just went through all of my games and found that;
These games load
Brink
Homefront
Assassins Creed
BioShock
Dragon Age 2

Theses games load than crash
Borderlands
Dragon Age: Origins
Oblivion
Portal 2
The Witcher: EE
Bulletstorm
MW
MW2
Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising
STALKER SoC
Spellforce 2 Gold
Guildwars
Mirrors Edge
Mass Effect 2 <= This one refuses to even launch

This all started I think about a month ago, and in the case of Portal 2 and ME2 I had just played them the day before it started and no changes had been made to my computer between, literally closed game, put computer to sleep, went to bed, wake up 8 hrs later, try to play and they wont load.

My computer does not download or install any updates untill I tell it to, at the time I was using an outdated display driver (11.2 or 11.3 I think) so I updated that to the most current to no effect, and I tried doing a clean boot also to no effect.

Most of these games were purchased from steam but not all; MW2, Bulletstorm, Portal 2, and Guildwars were installed from CD, and ME2 from EA Downloader.

I'm hoping i've missed something that I should try before reinstalling all my games.
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Temperatures?
New drivers?
    
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how are your temps? are you sure your oc is stable?
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It could be your gfx card. Mine was behaving in the same way, some games would work ok and others would give me a black screen then crash my pc. Only fix was a new gfx card. I tried all sorts of things to fix it, froma complete reinstall of the os to trying different drivers, even trying the games down to the lowest settings. Funny thing was it was good for a lot of the newer games but the older games just didn't want to work. Sorry I can't be of more help.
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Temperatures?
New drivers?
temps for gfx sit at 43 idle and never go above 55-60 under normal usage, though I have hit the 85-90 range in furmark
cpu sits at 30 idle doesnt get much higher than that under normal usage maybe 42-45
ambient temp is about 25
drivers are catalyst 11.5

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how are your temps? are you sure your oc is stable?
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