View Full Version : Screen keeps blacking-out when playing BF2

10-09-2006, 02:17 PM
I have a Radeon 9600XT video card, P4 3.2 chip & P4P800SE Motherboard w 2GB RAM in an ATX case with 3 fans
Lately I've noticed that sometimes on my desktop the cursor has a faint, fuzzy oblong outline to the right-hand side of it.\
I'm running a Samsung 940n LCD monitor at 1280 x 1024 @75hz refresh.
I've been playing BF2 for a year or so, but all of a sudden after I boot it up, login and click on a server I want to join the monitor will black-out, then come back for a few seconds, again and again. If I manage to get playing it will do the same thing.
So I thought maybe it's airflow and overheating or not enough power.
I moved around my other PCI cards to give the video card good air flow.
I still have the same problem.

Is it that the video card is slowly dying? I'm not quite sure how these things fail.

I've posted this in BF2 forums as well because I'm not 100% sure it's hardware related as I have recently installed the 1.4 patch.

11-09-2006, 10:11 AM
when i was messing about with overclocking my graphics card - and i pushed it to far and found its limit - it would do exactly what your mentioning - so have you overclocked your card? when mine did that i dropped back the overclock about 25mhz and everything went back to normal