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Playing WoW...ATI 4890, screen goes black? No signal?

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I was playing WoW for about 3+ hours. GPU (ATI 4890) got around high 60's celcius. Which is pretty cool, considering it usually gets high 80's in Battlefield BC2.

Anyway, I was fighting an enemy and the screen went black. Then the monitor said "no signal". It seemed like the computer froze.

I then went to the back of the input/output panel, and unplugged the HDMI cable and plugged it back in. The screen came back to normal and I was in game again, but I had died.

Any idea what the heck this is? I only had the card for not even a year, and its a strong card. It always runs hot though.

Even when I used to run ATI Overdrive, I could always tell my settings were instability because the video card would black the screen and crash, producing the "no signal" text on the monitor.

The card is stock right now FYI.

Thanks for any input or opinions.
post #2 of 5
Test with another GPU. Run stock. Try different drivers. Try different game. Test CPU stability. GPU stability.
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My buddies monitor does that with an HDMI cable, try using a DVI cable.
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post #4 of 5
this happens to me all the time while playing wacraft. however i know its a bad HDMI cable in my case, i would try using another.
post #5 of 5
Try switching to DVI first, you will see no difference in image quality, if your problem is gone then at least you have isolated it to a bad hdmi output/input or cable.

If you do find that its a bad cable, go here to get a new one, dont buy one at a retail store for %300 percent or more mark up. The quality is nearly the same.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/su...02&cp_id=10240
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