Black Screen?

Hello everyone, I have another problem with my PC. :??: This time the problem is when I play games, mostly TF2 and L4D2, I can play for a limited amount of time before my computer freezes, audio loops, and screen goes black. I can't do anything except restart my computer with my power button. It recently started to happen when I upgraded my GTX 460 SC to a GTX 570 SC. I have tried re-installing the games, but with no luck. Maybe you guys can help me?

My specs (everything is at factory settings, no OC) :

Cooler Master HAF 932 Case
ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard
Intel i7 920 @ 2.67 GHz
Kingston HyperX 3x4GB RAM @ 1600 MHz
Coolmax 700w PSU (CTI-700B)
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  1. did you reinstall the divers for the new gfx card? is heat becoming a problem on the new card?
  2. I did a clean install of the 295.73 drivers and heat is not a problem as far as I know.
  3. drivers are worth checking however I wouldn't be surprised if its your power supply. Its a very very bad one, its only rated for 570 Watts on the 12v and I doubt it can deliver that. on top of that NONE of its 12V rails have enough power to run a 570 on their own.
  4. So it is my power supply being too weak? :/
  5. When my PSU wasn't enough, it simply shut down the computer. I would check to see if your video card is overheating (I used EVGA Precision) due to the fan not spinning fast enough. I found out my fan only went at 30% speed, and was causing stuff to overheat. If there's a lightweight version strictly for fan management, someone else say something. In the tool, I adjusted the fan speed limit down 10c per speed setting. What was once a card running 90c is now running 70c steady, and no crashes.
  6. I will download and check EVGA Precision tonight, will report back with results. Thanks!

    Another thing to add... there are two situations that happen regularly.

    1. I would crash and would get stuck on a black screen where I can't do anything until I manually reset my computer.

    2. I would crash and after a minute or two my computer would automatically reset back giving me a crash report saying I BSOD'd, which I have never seen happen. : (
  7. I have the same problem with my xfx GPU.It is the problem of PSU cause i know my PSU sucks!!
  8. Okay, I *thought* I fixed it, because it worked fine for the past couple weeks, but it came back now. What I did was underclock the card a bit through EVGA Precision, which did solve it for awhile.

    It's back. Anything else guys? :(

    EDIT : It comes with this error sometimes.


    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
    OS Version: 6.1.7601.
    Locale ID: 1033

    Additional information about the problem:
    BCCode: 116
    BCP2: FFFFF8800FF57AA4
    BCP3: FFFFFFFFC000009A
    BCP4: 0000000000000004
    OS Version: 6_1_7601
    Service Pack: 1_0
    Product: 256_1

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  9. bump! :( I've tried everything except upgrading my PSU or graphics card. Please help!
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