Video card crash

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by MarioBrotha, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. MarioBrotha

    MarioBrotha GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 21, 2007
    United States
    over there
    Whenever I'm playing a graphic intensive game, like Starcraft 2 or Prototype, it ALWAYS crashes. What I don't know is when it happens. The music still plays, so it looks like my game is still playing, but my screen blacks out, it goes to sleep since it's not getting any signal.
    I have upgraded my drivers and Directx, but it still happens. It sounds like a heating issue, but I have no idea how to deal with those. How do I fix this?
  2. Bulit

    Bulit GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 15, 2009
    United States
    San Jose, CA
  3. Jiggah

    Jiggah GBAtemp Maniac

    Nov 9, 2002
    United States
    It's either an overheating issue or a power supply issue. To test if it's a heat issue, you can try opening the side of the case and stick a fan directed at the GPU. If it is then you either have to use the warranty or reseat the heatsink using some thermal compound like Arctic Silver. If it's a power supply issue, then you'll have to buy a better power supply.
  4. tigris

    tigris Sentient Existential Anthropomorphic Sweet Potato

    Jun 19, 2010
    The Tibetan Himalayas