Black Screen everytime I start game


I built a machine a few years ago. Recently, I started randomly getting a black screen. The machine and fans remain on, but the screen goes blank and I have to reset. Typically this happens when I have a lot of websites open, but not always.

I just purchased some software that has some heavy graphics requirements (it's basically a racing game that connects my indoor bike to my computer). I turned the quality all the way down, but still, every time the game starts, I get the black screen almost immediately and have to restart. I haven't even gotten off the starting line yet.

Not sure what the problem is, but here are my computer specs.......I bought everything from newegg, so here are the links:

Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 Mother Board:

Galaxy Low Power GeForce 9800 GT 512MB:

Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333:

Rosewill 500W Power Supply:

AMD Athlon II X4 635 Propus 2.9GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor:

Windows 7 32-bit

I'm guessing it's either 1) bad memory, 2) low quality video card, 3) underpowered power supply.

Anything obviously wrong? Suggestions on how to test which is the culprit? Suggestions on what to buy?

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  1. benchmark your components ... one would fail during the benchmark is the toublesome ..
  2. Thanks - I ran a few tests. Nothing failed. Got a new graphics card and now everything is working beautifully.
  3. cheers
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