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[=I=]Redbull

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#1 13 years ago

When playing a game Star Trek Armada 2, about 15mins into the game i have a message come up on the monitor saying 'Loss of signal'. I loose all picture and am unable to rectify the problem so i have to re-boot. I have run a test with Pc doctor and everything is working fine, i have downloaded new drivers for the graphics card and installed them, but its still the same. I have re-installed the game about 3 times but it still occurs.

The game comes patchs up already,iv been playing this game for 3 years now,just on my old HP 462UK,with no problem at all. i have all windows updates and reinstall DX9C. my pc is Presario sr1180uk p4 3.4 x600 ati 256 mb 1 gig ram 400hz




Donavan

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#2 13 years ago

It looks like you have tryed most things i can think of, except have you tryed a different monitor on your system?

Do you use AGP cause sometimes the card looks like it is fully in the slot but it isnt




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#3 13 years ago

Does this only occur when you play STA2? If so it is strange. Try running other games and see if the problem occurs then.

If so check, as Donavan said, that the card is in the slot and that the plugs going into the monitor from the PC and vice versa are in securely.




Donavan

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#4 13 years ago

and sometimes your card just isnt compatible with the game, until a patch comes out




Peeping Tom

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#5 13 years ago

....please tell me you secured your cabling.....




[=I=]Redbull

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#6 13 years ago

lol yea all the cables are securely fixed and screwed in, it does happen in other games too, someone suggested it could be my power supply as its only 300w, the vid card is a PCI express slot, so theres no APG on my board, my monitor is connected up by a vga connector and it a tft screen, does this need to be connected to DVI or vga?




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#7 13 years ago

reseat the video card.

take it out, and put it back in. :nodding:

Redbullit could be my power supply as its only 300w

this is a large possibility. 300 watt is not much. i had to replace a 300 i had for a 128 mb video card. kept locking up.




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#8 13 years ago

It could be possibly be a problem with the motherboard, as in the signal not travelling through it properly. Hopefully this is not the case, but you may have to get another one.




[=I=]Redbull

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#9 13 years ago

is there anyway i can test motherboard?????




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#10 13 years ago
gizmoreseat the video card. take it out, and put it back in. :nodding:

While you're at it it can't hurt to give the insides of your PC a blast of some compressed air to shift dust, which can screw up connections and cause overheating. Cans of air are available from most computer shops.




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