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Screen going blank during games (4870)

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November 29, 2009 10:29:18 AM

Hi all,

I hope this is the right place. Lately when I am about 5mins the screen goes blank. I am not sure if its a videocard issue or not! I have the latest drivers, I am not overclocking. This only happens when playing games and it never happens when browsing or watching movies!

The only reason I can come up with is that the side panel of my case isn't on as its broken. So all the internal organs are exposed somewhat! But I do have it up against a wall. Its been working fine this way for months!

Any suggestions?

EDIT: I am considering an upgrade to the card shortly anyway so maybe this will be the spur I need. Although my choice would be limited to 4890 or 5770 as I wouldn't pay the current price for the 5800/5900 series.
November 29, 2009 11:06:44 AM

Complete spec??
November 29, 2009 11:11:09 AM

wa1 said:
Complete spec??


Asus P5Q
HD4870
Q6600
OCZ PC6400 4GB
F1 1TB
Corsair 620watt
Windows 7 64bit

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November 29, 2009 11:41:30 AM

Have u try with another card? just to make it sure whether the card is broken or not...

And posting your gpu temp while on full load here...
November 29, 2009 12:26:55 PM

wa1 said:
Have u try with another card? just to make it sure whether the card is broken or not...

And posting your gpu temp while on full load here...



I only have the one card! According to GPU-Z my temperature is 46C!
November 29, 2009 1:47:34 PM

wow, your gpu temp are nice low...
Even my 4850 temp is just 59'C when idle.... :) 
May i know brand of your 4870?
Try to cleaning your gpu from dust(if any), from what u describes above i guess it's vaulty card... Still on warranty?
Also, is that still happen when u playing another games?
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