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OK, here's the deal.

A friend of mine got me into this retro-fit so i purchased some older games off Steam, such as Painkiller: Gold (Black, for you Americans : ) ) Edition, and installed the game, running on the rig in my signature. The 15" screen is great, mind you, sharp image and fits perfectly on my desk (my desk is not very deep, so anything bigger than that and I need to get further away from it).

Then, my buddy there insisted that the game has to be played with the screaming heavy metal soundtrack at a soothing 150 db, so I complied and dug out some old speakers. Problem was, they draw power form your screen, a plug not available on my 15". So I switch over the 17" from my old PC, attached speakers and fired 'em up. We enter Painkiller, and set the resolution to 1280x1024, the native of the 17". The *moment* I click 'apply', THE COMPUTER TURNS OFF. As in, no blue screen, no error, no nothing. Just, an immediate off.

Hm, I thought, and tried again, stubbornly, and the same thing happened. I noticed however that the resolution was now at 1280x1024.

So we boot it again, and quickly click through the menu and launch the game. We play the first 8 levels at 1280 x 1024 (that's about 2 hours). We went to call it a night an attempted to save the game. The moment we clicked save in the menu, computer powers off.

Now I was getting pissed. I go in, change the resolution down, really, really quickly and click apply. Everything is fine till I click "Sign The Deal", as the game calls it. It powers off.

I switch the screen back around, so that I am now playing at the same resolution as on the 17", just a different screen. NO BLOODY PROBLEM!

Does anyone have ANY idea what the heck could be going on?

EDIT: Fixed me teriebal spilling.
Edited by Stoffer217 - 6/8/08 at 4:06am
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Has it done that sort of thing with any other games? I have both Painkiller games and nothing like that has happened to me. Have you tried any other resolutions with that monitor?
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No, never had it happen with any other games, or on any other computer for that matter. Actually, something interesting to test would be to install it on the computer currently attached to the 17".

No, i didn't try any other res'es than 1280 and 1024.
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Oh, and forgot to add:

I tried a couple of fixes that have solved problems for me before (not this particular problem though) like giving it a single-core CPU Affinity and validating the game files from steam.

Also, my core temps throughout my system was at about idle after the 2 hours of play, so it cannot be an overheating issues.
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post #5 of 7
Is it possible the speakers were pulling too much juice from the monitor? Maybe that caused some wild power paradox and dumped your video card? LOL. I wish I could help you more
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post #6 of 7
Just when you thought you'd seen it all...
post #7 of 7
hmm idk, only thing i can think to do is check drivers, maybe when u are doing certain things its haveing to reload the card and sending a relay to the monitor or something, like i said I Dont Know.
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