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Hey there, I've been having a very annoying issue lately. It has only started occurring in the past few months. When playing games such as Black Ops, Crysis 2 etc. at random times the game would freeze/hang and go to a black screen, then show the game again for 2 seconds, then black screen again etc. until I force close it. If I try to start the game again it would just black screen every time; I have to restart the computer to fix it. Sometimes after restarting I will see in the bottom right corner that the display driver has stopped working and has recovered.

Now my GPU has been overclocked since the beginning (I built this PC in late 2009) and have had no issues whatsoever. Also it's definitely not overheating as I've monitored my temperatures and they never reach over 75ish on max load (48-50c idle). Then I thought maybe it's a driver issue, I was using 11.2 (latest), so I uninstalled and completely cleaned it with driver sweeper to try an earlier driver. I tried 11.1, 10.12, 10.11.. same issue. I also tried 10.10e hotfix as well as 9.12 hotfix but crysis 2 won't even start with those (which is what I'm trying to play at the moment.)

Sometimes it won't black screen at all, even during extensive play. Now since the Crysis 2 demo came out, it seems to black screen a lot more often on that game. Any help would be appreciated to figure out what the problem really is.
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have you tried running at stock settings instead of overclocked.
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Just tried and no black screens so far. But how come this is happening now? It's been stable for 1 and half years overclocked and I've done all the stability tests, 3DMark, Crysis 1 etc.

Did it damage itself overtime or something?
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Just tried and no black screens so far. But how come this is happening now? It's been stable for 1 and half years overclocked and I've done all the stability tests, 3DMark, Crysis 1 etc.

Did it damage itself overtime or something?
Yes.
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Alright, thank you.

So do you guys recommend I simply stick at stock settings or attempt to lower my clocks until it's stable again. Would it even be worth it?
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Just tried and no black screens so far. But how come this is happening now? It's been stable for 1 and half years overclocked and I've done all the stability tests, 3DMark, Crysis 1 etc.

Did it damage itself overtime or something?
when you buy a car it is brand new, just because it ran great when you bought it, doesn't mean it will run great 2 years from when you buy it. If it was like overclocked for a week and was fine then all of a sudden bam that might be weird, but still not odd.

Overclocks can fail over time. You might have damaged the chip a tiny bit, just enough to make it unstable at your clocks you were running.
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I understand. I'm just going to stay at stock clocks to avoid damaging it any further. Once again thank you guys for your help, it's much appreciated.
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You don't say man...I juast begun having this 2 weeks ago. Suddently - boom black screen. Often occurs in Crysis, Sniper: Ghost Warrior and Napoleon: Total War (all high demanding games). Thought it's was my CPU, but it absolutely stable.

And my card is only 3 months old
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