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System Freeze, Dvi Signal Loss, Why ?


Visiontek 4850, corsair 620hx

When i'm gaming heavy or even just booting up an intense game, lcd goes black and it searches for a signal. I'm pretty sure pc crashes, can't confirm it. Doesn't happen when i play left4dead but will happen for bioshock or resident evil 5 what gives? Bad card or psu or what? Drivers are ati 9. 9 straight from amd.com


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Athlon 64 x2-3800+ [am2] oem
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