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My computer freezes for a few seconds and then goes to a black screen!

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June 5, 2013 12:24:30 AM

I know this has been an issue for many people, but I feel like mine is a bit different. I have a Radeon HD 7770, 4gb ram and a AMD FX-6100 Six-Core Processor(3.4ghz). As a monitor I use a 32" Dynex LCD TV. I've been told that the TV is my problem.

What happens: I try to play Star Wars: The Old Republic and the game sometimes freezes for a few seconds, then goes black for a few seconds. When it goes back, my TV blinks and it tries to change resolutions. I can even see the box the TV pops up that says what resolution its changing too. Sometimes when I try, I can get into a game, but it freezes so quick. I lower the resolution in the game settings one by one to see if any work, but they all freeze. Although, the lower I go, the longer I get to play before I run into something that makes more action on the screen.

When i play WarZ, I have better luck. I actually get to run around a lot longer before it freezes, sometimes not tho. That being on low resolution as well.

When I play Battlefield 1942, I had no issues. I do not enjoy that game at all. I was just using it as a test. It ran fine, I'm pretty sure. I didn't play no longer than 5 minutes. Usually it freezes with in seconds on Star Wars and no more than a minute or 2 on WarZ.

Any suggestions? Could it be that my TV sucks? Haha. Here is the link to my TV for specs. I'm running it with an HDMI cable.

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/dynex-dx-32l151a...

Any help would be appreciated. If you need further information from me, I'll be checking this a lot. Feel free to ask.
June 5, 2013 12:47:47 AM

I forgot to mention, I tried it on my brother TV too using an HDMI cable. Same problem, but it didn't happen right away. Link to his TVs specs

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/tcl-l40fhdf12ta/...

Another thing, I'm running my PC on a 500w power supply. Could that be the issue?

I'm confused because this PC was built 2 days ago. When we tested WarZ at the builders house, on his monitor, it ran fine. We tested WoW, on ultra, it ran fine. I brought it home and plugged into my TV and all of the freezing started to happen.

Power Supply? or Do I need a monitor? Ugghhhhh
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September 6, 2013 6:35:26 PM

i had the same problem with my laptop
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