FX8120 game startup black screen

Hi

My problem is that I can run some games like Guild Wars 2, Dragons prophet or Deus Ex human revolution just fine, but for some other games as soon as I launch them my monitors go black and then appear to be in sleep mode (not no input standby mode) and my computer just sits like that until I restart it. I wonder if it is an issue with Directx11 as I have recently started programming with dx11 for my uni course and full screen projects using dx11 do the same.

I have a FX-8120 Cpu, with a GA-990Xa-UD3 motherboard, a GTX 660 graphics card and 8GB of ram. I have the latest version of the bios (F13) and have tried running with just 1 monitor (my main monitor is 1920×1080)


Can you help or give me any ideas?

Thanks

blueblob0
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  1. This is most likely linked to your graphics card, how much graphics memory do you have? is your directx version the latest?
  2. Caspr said:
    This is most likely linked to your graphics card, how much graphics memory do you have? is your directx version the latest?


    I have the latest version of directx for sure, my graphics card has 2gb of memory and the latest drivers installed
  3. maybe dead card
  4. skitz9417 said:
    maybe dead card

    if that was the case i would think that gw2 would not run as well as it does, should I try taking out the card and running gw2 to see how it runs?
  5. 2GB is more than enough, maybe try lowering your resolution?
  6. Caspr said:
    2GB is more than enough, maybe try lowering your resolution?
    just tried some different resolutions didn't work
  7. Can anyone else help?
  8. ok i tried another gpu and had the same problem
  9. it could be ur pcie slot
  10. skitz9417 said:
    it could be ur pcie slot


    Just tried my second slot and got the same problem
  11. ok u may have to replace ur mobo ur pcei slots are gone
  12. Blueblob0 said:
    skitz9417 said:
    it could be ur pcie slot


    Just tried my second slot and got the same problem


    what kind of PSU do you have? the GPU needs a good branded PSU of 450-500w
  13. whiteknights said:
    Blueblob0 said:
    skitz9417 said:
    it could be ur pcie slot


    Just tried my second slot and got the same problem


    what kind of PSU do you have? the GPU needs a good branded PSU of 450-500w

    It is a 600W power supply so should be good
  14. yea but what brand is it
  15. skitz9417 said:
    yea but what brand is it


    one from novatech (http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/powersupplies/nov-psg600.html)
  16. thats crap brand i would change ur psu
  17. skitz9417 said:
    thats crap brand i would change ur psu


    Any suggestions on brands? also is it worth getting a bigger one such as 800W
  18. not really a 700w will be fine and corsair,antec,seasonic,xfx
  19. skitz9417 said:
    not really a 700w will be fine and corsair,antec,seasonic,xfx


    ok thanks
  20. no worries
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