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Heya, just wondering if anyone could assist me. For the past week or two my display has been acting oddly. I'm not sure if it's the GPU or the monitor itself but often when I launch a game (Black Ops in particular) my display goes black and no amount of waiting brings an image. I have to actually turn the monitor off and on to bring back any picture. Today this happened upon boot and I have yet to find a solution. My specs are below, my processor is ocd to 3.66 ghz with a 100% load temp of 90C and my GPU is stock overclocked. Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks.
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post #2 of 8
tried a fresh install of drivers?
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Not yet, I will now.
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Nope, a fresh install of the drivers straight from nvidia site didn't solve anything.
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post #5 of 8
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Argh, this is annoying. Not only does it go black at the start of a game but anytime I minimize or change a games visual settings as well.
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Had a similar issue with an old monitor. Far as I could tell it was just old. Next thing I knew it was producing the smell of burning plastic.

maybe your monitor gets too hot? I dunno... although that wouldn't make it shut off at boot.
Edited by cuad - 2/19/11 at 2:53am
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post #7 of 8
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It's brand new so it better not be burning out lol and it doesn't actually turn off just loses picture when games start or the graphics setting change. I'm thinking it may be a driver issue but I just reinstalled them. Maybe something with the HDMI?
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post #8 of 8
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Nothing I've tried has worked! So annoying T_T
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