I am getting a black screen every 10 minutes are so please help.

#1 Posted by EightBitShik (1447 posts) -

I have searched around and so far I have found about a thousand "theories" but nothing concrete. I tried lowering the settings, didn't help, I opened my fan speed didn't help, cried didn't help. It's honestly why I rather play console games it seems games just bug the fuck out way to much on the PC and there is never a simple fix because everyone's machines are so different.

Has anyone come across a good solution to this? If you say buy the 360 version I am seriously thinking about it :(

#2 Posted by BeachThunder (13136 posts) -

What are your computer's specs? And have you tried updating the drivers to the newest version?

#3 Posted by EightBitShik (1447 posts) -


Specs are: Intel Core 2 Quad processor Q6600

500gb Sata II hard drive

3072 Mb DDR2 dual channel Memory

Nvida Geforce 8800 GTS

As far as I know yes on the drivers but I'll try checking right now again.

#4 Posted by EightBitShik (1447 posts) -

Actually as far as drivers are concerned if it goes up .01 every time then....I was pretty out of date lol so hopefully this works.

#5 Posted by Demoskinos (16297 posts) -

For steam games a few basics come to mind like updating drivers and also verifying the cache via steam . You would be surprised at how many issues can be solved by updating drivers.

#6 Posted by EightBitShik (1447 posts) -

@Demoskinos: I'm going to play for a bit now. It sucks I can't tell if it works immediately because it crash so randomly.

#7 Posted by EightBitShik (1447 posts) -

@BeachThunder: @Demoskinos: Updating the drivers did nothing ::(

#8 Posted by Max422 (34 posts) -

Does the same thing happen to other source engine game? like CS:GO or L4D2?

Is that exactly 10 mins? What happen after black screen? Any log information?

#9 Posted by Jrinswand (1745 posts) -

Hate to say it but your video card is probably dying.

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