I have a problem running games on my PC. The problem started just recently and happens with games I never had problems with before.
It started as "Scarface" was running slow on my PC. I updated my graphic card and DirectX. After that I can play anything between 1-20 min and my monitor goes black and says "No signal, going to sleep". Sometimes the game runs with the black screen and sometimes it crashes. And it happes with all games (tried 3).
I tried updating my graphic driver 3 times...no luck.
I have a Radeon X600 Pro-4 256mb and I installed newest driver:
Can someone please help, this is very frustrating!
Time of this report: 8/10/2008, 09:46:52
Machine name: PC1
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254)
Language: Danish (Regional Setting: Danish)
System Manufacturer: FUJITSU SIEMENS
System Model: D1826-G
BIOS: Version 5.00 R1.10.1826
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 1022MB RAM
Page File: 449MB used, 2011MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.
I think i have the same problem and i have narrowed it down to the DirectX update. I had this issue with the screen randomly going black during games a few weeks ago and a Windows reinstall fixed it. At that moment, i actually tought it was caused by CPU overheating because i did a through clean of the computer ( a laptop) around the same time the problem stopped.
This morning, i installed the Civ5 demo. I ran it at first but it was crashing so i decided to try and update some drivers including Robson, Chipset and even the Card Reader. After trying to run the demo again, steam installed a directx update and a vc 2008 redistributable. When i ran the game, i started having the same problem again. First i tought i need to clean my laptop again, so i did, but it didnt help. Then i thought it might be a driver issue so i restored my system to before installing each driver but none of it worked. In the end, i tried to rollback before the DirectX update and the problem seems to be gone again, even after i installed all the drivers again.
For some reason, it seems that the DirectX update in question is causing this issue for me. How and why, i have no idea.