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Screen goes black for a few seconds while playing games

Q: Screen goes black for a few seconds while playing games

I come here in need of some help I ve been troubleshooting this issue for quite some time and have not been able games goes while few a for seconds playing Screen black to find the solution on my own The issue Sometimes when I play games my screen Screen goes black for a few seconds while playing games will go black at a random time for a a period of time sometimes only lasting - seconds other times lasting up to a minute and then recovers itself and I m able to continue playing The sound continues playing during the black outs but I have no control of my computer Can t see anything and cannot use commands like ctrl alt del Sometimes when my computer recovers from the black screen I can hear the fans on my GPU boost up to about I have setting in MSI afterburner to Screen goes black for a few seconds while playing games increase my fan speeds as the temperature of my card goes up Sometimes when recovering from a black screen my fans will go up from to like Then it stays at for the remainder of the time until I reset my computer Once my computer is reset my card will run at the again Background and computer information This issue did not start happening until I installed and new graphics card and reinstalled windows The GPU was tested before I reinstalled windows and everything ran perfect no blackouts I reinstalled windows because I got an SSD here are my specs as of now CPU FX- MOBO Asrock Extreme RAM gb DDR and gb DDR SSD gb w windows installed on it GPU Radeon r upgraded from a radeon which ran perfect PSU w Corsair few last things to add that may be helpful - I have not experienced any black screens when using my computer and not playing games - I typically play low-end games like league of legends which aren t too intensive on the gpu - When I load into the UEFI my RAM displays as all sticks running at MHz Even though of my sticks are - my gpu has never gone over degrees since ive installed it so I dont think its an over-heating issue If you need any other information let me know and ill be happy to provide it Any help will be EXTREMELY appreciated I m going crazy right now because I can t figure this thing out lol Thanks so much - Nick nbsp
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A:Screen goes black for a few seconds while playing games (R9 290)

Before I answer your main question...

When i load into the UEFI, my RAM displays as all sticks running at 1600 MHz. Even though 2 of my sticks are 1866.

That's normal. Your RAM will always clock at the lowest speed for the sticks in use. In this case 1600, because they are the lower speed of the two sets, so all the RAM clocks at that speed.

On to the video problem...

I have the same issue in Bioshock Infinite, the screen will black out after about 5 minutes of play, but I can hear everything. I discovered that its a problem in Catalyst Control Center. Setting the fan to auto speed will have it run about 20% and that's fine for normal use, but it never increases with the card temperature. It seems to be a bug. What I had to do was to set the fan to manual and run the fan at about 60% (can barely hear it). No more black screens.

I don't have the same card as you, but the problem I was having is the same as yours. I can't say I think much of AMD's temperature sensors on their graphics card either. Mine is always about 20 lower than my fan controller's temp reading says. No wonder my fans won't go faster. Afterburner may be having the same problem and not increasing your fan speed enough. If it's reading the wrong temperature...
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A:When playing games, screen randomly freezes up for 2-5 seconds.

Try doing a System Restore System Restore to a date before you had the problem. If this doesn't work, we can try again.
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A:Games crash to black screen between 30 seconds - 10 minutes.

I also just tried benchmarking with 3dmark vantage since FurMark is only OpenGL and I wanted to see if it was a DirectX issue. Got through the benchmarks fine.
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A:Getting a black screen when playing games.

I forgot to say that if i just leave my computer turned on it will start restarting by itself after about 20-30 mins unless i actually use the computer. So downloading over-night is not a possibility either.
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A:Black screen while playing games

I know it sounds simple but check the cables from your PC to the monitor and monitor power cable? Are your drivers up to date? Also what did you use to check the computer temps CPUID works great you can find it here

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A:Screen goes black when playing games

Did you try using an older driver? I had a similar issue with Windows 7 x64 7048 not playing games with Cat 9.2 installed. I ended up going back to Cat 9.1, and everything works perfectly.
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When i start some games (some times they run sometimes there is blackscreen from begging or when scene change in game... monitor goes off). I can hear sound ... i also can fix with turning monitor off and back to ON...then works normaly for few mins and again scene change monitor goes OFF

its super annyoing so help me pelase!

It was working prfect for 1year ... two weeks ago i put new windows 7, and from then this error eats my soul

*I uninstal Nvidea driver.. and reinstall it (new one ofc.)
*I clear dust 2 weeks ago.
*CPU: max 65C GPU: max 65C on 100% load for 10min (when i do heaven benchmark, there is no blackscreen)
*HD tune pro test for error: NON
*Also install monitor driver, but still not better

My specs:
GTX 670 2gb
8gb ram

Please help

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I've tried updating my drivers, scanning for virus etc.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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A:Black screen when playing games

Have you checked your RAM? Run memtest for 6-8 passes on each stick to see if any of them is faulty.
Also, have you tried flashing your motherboard's BIOS to the latest version?
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Don't know if this is the right section to post this in, but here goes.

Recently I have been getting black screens just a while after I have started a game. All sound dies and the computer just keeps running.

I downloaded the SF diagnostics tool and got a folder created, which is attached here.

A:Black Screen when playing games.

Is it a pure solid black screen? How long it is staying? Is it giving any notification balloon from the systrey when it occurs or the display is getting back?

The zip you uploaded contains some crash dumps. Though those are kinda old, but indicates some graphics failure, stop 0x116 BSODs.

In this situation, you need to check the following things.

Stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Is the computer hot? Report us the heat of the computer after a couple of hours of your normal usage. Upload a screenshot of the summery tab of Speccy.

Check if the Power Supply Unit (PSU) supplying adequate power to the computer or not.
eXtreme Power Supply Calculator
At least 30% free is safe. Also let us know about the wattage of the PSU.

Make it sure that you are using the NVIDIA DRIVERS 320.49WHQL display driver.

Are you overclocking? As you are getting BSODs, you should stop overclocking and run all the hardware components like CPU, GPU and RAM to their default settings. Also set the BIOS to default, too.
How To Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS)

Also, it is important to know that if the black screen is accompanied by any balloon like this or not.
Let us know the results.

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 116, {fffffa80081194e0, fffff88007599010, 0, 2}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+13b010 )

Followup: MachineOwner

1: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arg1: fffffa80081194e0, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery context (TDR_RECOVERY_CONTEXT).
Arg2: fffff88007599010, The pointer into responsible device driver module (e.g. owner tag).
Arg3: 0000000000000000, Optional error code (NTSTATUS) of the last failed operation.
Arg4: 0000000000000002, Optional internal context dependent data.

Debugging Details:
fffff880`07599010 4055 push rbp






fffff880`05fe99c8 fffff880`07076054 : 00000000`00000116 fffffa80`081194e0 fffff880`07599010 00000000`00000000 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`05fe99d0 fffff880`07075d5e : fffff880`07599010 fffffa80`081194e0 fffffa80`08a70d50 fffffa80`08d6e410 : dxgkrnl!TdrBugcheckOnTimeout+0xec
fffff880`05fe9a10 fffff880`0711cf13 : fffffa80`081194e0 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`08a70d50 fffffa80`08d6e410 : dxgkrnl!TdrIsRecoveryRequired+0x1a2
fffff880`05fe9a40 fffff880`07146cf1 : 00000000`ffffffff 00000000`0001b405 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000002 : dxgmms1!VidSchiReportHwHang+0x40b
fffff880`05fe9b20 fffff880`07145437 : 00000000`00000102 00000000`00000006 00000000`0001b405 00000000`00000000 : dxgmms1!VidSchiCheckHwProgress+0x71
fffff880`05fe9b50 fffff880`071182d2 : ffffffff`ff676980 f... Read more
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A:Black Screen while playing games

This is caused by nvlddmkm.sys, part of the Nvidia drivers

Bad memory/PSU/PCI slot/GPU/bad driver/incorrect RAM timings or voltages

Test your memory with memtest86: RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Remove Nvidia drivers by using Driver sweeper:
Then reinstall the current drivers in safe mode

Test the 9800GT in another PC if possible

This was likely caused by the following module: nvlddmkm.sys
Bugcheck code: 0x117 (0x85289510, 0x908EE326, 0x0, 0x0)
Dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\100210-27562-01.dmp
file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\nvlddmkm.sys
product: NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 258.96
company: NVIDIA Corporation
description: NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 258.96
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A:Black screen when playing games

Since you didnt have this issue before you updated your drivers in September Have you tried to roll back to the drivers you had before?
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Hello everyone, recently iv'e been getting black screens while playing:
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Call of duty Black ops

I have ran an overclocking test for 10 minutes and 0 errors or problems, my GPU tempature while playing games are 66-70 degrees.
I have updated the latest drivers, i have vaccum-cleaned inside the CPU, i have tried re-installing all of the games that were crashing.
My system specs are:
Proccesor: Intel(R)Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 2.50 gHz
RAM: 4,00 GB
Graphics card: NVIDIA Geforce GT220
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Monitor: LG Flatron W2253TQ

Also if its worth to tell, i mostly play on the resulotion 1280x720.
EDIT: This problem has not always been, it occured about 6-10 months after purchase.
I am pretty sure my fans are running well but i am not entierly sure.

A:Black screen while playing games

Quote: Originally Posted by Smoker

Hello everyone, recently iv'e been getting black screens while playing:
Grand Theft Auto IV
Call of duty Modern Warfare 2
Call of duty Black ops

I have ran an overclocking test for 10 minutes and 0 errors or problems, my GPU tempature while playing games are 66-70 degrees.
I have updated the latest drivers, i have vaccum-cleaned inside the CPU, i have tried re-installing all of the games that were crashing.
My system specs are:
Proccesor: Intel(R)Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 2.50 gHz
RAM: 4,00 GB
Graphics card: NVIDIA Geforce GT220
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Monitor: LG Flatron W2253TQ

Also if its worth to tell, i mostly play on the resulotion 1280x720.

You should never ever use a vacuum to clean your computer. It will ruin the electrical components on the motherboard and any other devices attached inside. Use a can of air or compressed air.
As for your error, what happens when the black screen appears? Can you still hear sound? Does the whole PC lock up?
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A:Black screen after playing Video Games

i would check the the temperatures of the GPU with msi afterburner and see what it idles at and see what it loads at when gaming your card might over heating or it might just be failing. also you might want to reseat your RAM and GPU and in your bios disable onboard audio to see if it fixes your issue. Check your even logs in windows and see if any odd errors come up. Finally use speccy > Speccy - Download and publish your report by going to file/publish snapshot like below then link us to your snapshot so we can see if anything looks odd.
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You want to run the SSD in AHCI mode. By changing the mode to other settings, you have probably caused some driver incompatibility in Windows. It may be fixable by going into your device manager and uninstalling all IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers and their drivers and then installing only the Intel SATA drivers for your motherboard; stay away from the Marvell controllers because the older versions can cause conflicts with SSDs.

The following steps may help with re-installing only the Intel drivers.

To fully re-install a driver, use the following steps.First, download the latest driver. Then do the next steps.
Click Start Menu
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Click Manage
Click Device Manager from the list on the left
Find the device you are trying to uninstall by expanding the appropriate set of devices
Right click the device
Click Uninstall (do not click OK in the dialog box that pops up after hitting Uninstall)
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Restart your computer only if Windows asks you to.
Install the latest driver for the device.

Alternatively:Login as an adminstrative user.
First, download the latest driver. Then do the next steps.
Click Start Menu
Click Control Panel
Click Hardware and Sound
Click Device Manager (the last link under Devices and Printers)
Find the device you are trying to uninstall by expanding the appropriate set of devices
Right click the device
Click Uninstall (do not click OK in the dialog box that pops up after hitting Uninstall)
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A:Random black screen while playing Games

Try another video card
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Welcome aboard, Laughing.

Please post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions so that we may have the necessary information that we need to help you.
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A:Black screen while playing games on my computer

Quote: Originally Posted by Jader

Hello, I have some serious problems with my computer. I get black screen everytime I play games, like World of Warcraft and Counter Strike: Source.
In another Thread there was a guy with the same problem, he attached the MX-4 somehow and I don't know what that is, is it something you buy or is it something you download? The MX-4 seemed to be working for him so I wanna try that.

MX-4 is thermal paste for your cooling unit on the CPU. There are other possible factors that cause black screens. Run the FurMark: VGA Stress Test, Graphics Card and GPU Stability Test, Burn-in Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | oZone3D.Net and |MG| Video Memory Stress Test 1.7.116 Download to test your graphics card.

Also, overheating may be caused by dust. Get a can of compressed air and blow your system out keeping the can as upright as possible.

How long have you been having problems? How old is your hardware? How old is your Windows installation? When was the last time you did a clean install (format and install) or repair install (install over the top of the current installation through Windows) of Windows 7?
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A:Random black screen while playing Games

Hello and welcome davc mate I suspect you have had to wait this long because you have not posted any machine specs - unless we know what we are working with we cannot help you. It's a but like saying my car won't start can you help now unless I know it is a diesel, petrol, electric or gas driven car, make model old / new etc etc where would I start to look??
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System Info - See Your System Specs
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A:Black screen while watching videos or playing games

Have you tried:

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Hi SuicidalChief, welcome to the Forum.

Check out this MS website. There are a lot of possible causes of your problem. Things like overheating, over clocking, poor power supply etc.. Read through it & see if you can find the cause.
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A:Black screen crash and sound loop while playing games

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A:screen goes black computer locks up when playing video games

Happened once to me, my case it was the video driver that stopped working. Go to device manager and find out the information about your driver and then go to the website of the manufacturer and update.
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How to Find Drivers
search Google for the name of the driver
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- The most common drivers are listed on this page:
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Try a clean startup - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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A:Black screen for a couple of seconds

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A:[SOLVED] Screen Goes Black Every Few Seconds

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A:Monitor goes black when playing games

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A:Monitor goes black when playing games

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A:BlueScreen playing MMO's. Screen Goes Black, Restarts and Stays Black

BugCheck 116, {fffffa800cf0e010, fffff88010aee630, ffffffffc000009a, 4}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+ade630 )

Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
Timestamp: Tue Oct 02 19:21:13 2012 (506B3099)
Follow these steps:STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting
Overclocking -
I recommend if you are overclocking any hardware, that you reset these values within the BIOS to their default values in order to increase the stability of your system.

Please run the following tests for your graphics card and RAM:
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
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Graphics Card:Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark
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Hard Drive:Disk Check
CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World
SeaTools for Windows | Seagate
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If you are using DirectX, then try uninstalling and then reinstalling the DirectX API:How to download and install DirectX

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A:Screen turns blue and black (malfunctions for 10-30 seconds)

Have a read of this
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
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A:Random Blue screen for 2 seconds then Black then reboots!?!

You are showing code 124:

Follow these instructions

Its a vague code with many possiblities

icrosoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\richc46\AppData\Local\Temp\Low\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\N5BQNVW9\DMP's[1]\070810-32619-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available
Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16385.x86fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x82c3f000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x82d87810
Debug session time: Thu Jul 8 17:53:18.591 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 2 days 7:52:04.326
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
1: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
A fatal hardware error has occurred. Parameter 1 identifies the type of error
source that reported the error. Parameter 2 holds the address of the
WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure that describes the error conditon.
Arg1: 00000000, Machine Check Exception
Arg2: 85e5901c, Address of the WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure.
Arg3: b6200087, High order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
Arg4: 0002010a, Low order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
Debugging Details:

BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_GenuineIntel
807d48ac 82c16f3f 00000124 00000000 85e5901c nt!KeBugCheckEx+0x1e
807d48e8 82d0df04 86818c31 85e5901c 82ca74f0 hal!HalBugCheckSystem+0xab
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807d4b90 00000000 0000001c 807cf750 00000000 hal!HalpMcaExceptionHandlerWrapper+0x89

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