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My screen goes blank (merged)

Discussion in 'iRacing' started by Mike Jaanus, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Mike Jaanus

    Mike Jaanus

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    im not sure if this a iracing specific problem or not but after about 10secs of my car being on track my screen goes blank and my wheel goes to full lock

    im running a pc setup plenty ample for this game its not running hot
    mb temp is 33 degrees c
    and cpu temp is 37
    the last time it crashed
    im running a i7 processor
    8 gb of ram
    geforce gt240 gfx card i really dont know whats going on
     
  2. Mike Jaanus

    Mike Jaanus

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    CPU overheating

    im not sure if this a iracing specific problem or not but after about 10secs of my car being on track my screen goes blank and my wheel goes to full lock

    im running a pc setup plenty ample for this game its not running hot
    mb temp is 33 degrees c
    and cpu temp is 37
    the last time it crashed
    im running a i7 processor
    8 gb of ram
    geforce gt240 gfx card i really dont know whats going on
     
  3. William Nowell

    William Nowell

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    Does it happen in any other games? Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling iracing? Do you have updated drivers? A little trouble shooting could help pin point the problem.
     
  4. Pedro van Baelen

    Pedro van Baelen

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    have u tried with all settings on low?
     
  5. Dazmaniac

    Dazmaniac

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    When screen blanks and wheel locks, do you still hear sound from the sim?

    Could be a gfx driver issue, or maybe high ping to the sim servers maybe.
     
  6. Alex Ball

    Alex Ball
    Web Nerd

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    what PSU? Might be running out of juice.
     
  7. Bram

    Bram
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    Threads merged. Please don't start the same topic twice in different categories, thanks :)
     
  8. Mike Jaanus

    Mike Jaanus

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    sorry bram wasnt sure if it was the right section
    the psu is a cheap 450w psu supplied with the pc
    and i have tried all the settings on low it seems to work for a while then do the same
    i dont get sound as i am using my hdmi port on the gfx card to provide hdmi sound to my tv also the driver is the most up to date from nvidia
    i have now since tried it on my old gfx card and it doesnt do it so i belive it to be a faulty gfx card although it could still be the psu not being man enough for the task
     
  9. Dazmaniac

    Dazmaniac

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    Mike,

    I'm no expert, but 450W does seem a little on the 'low' side for PSU's in today's PC's.
     
  10. Mike Jaanus

    Mike Jaanus

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    i did think that but it was working fine for the first couple of days of having the pc
     
  11. Dazmaniac

    Dazmaniac

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    Mike,

    I got my new PC in November last year, and for 3 days my HD worked just fine, then on the 4th day........ it died. Got it replaced by folks who built the PC and been fine with replacement since then, but just because your PSU had been OK for a few days doesn't mean it may not be the cause of your issues.

    Can you fire up the PC and use it to browse the net, emails etc. without any issues?

    Does the problem only occur when running iRacing?
     
  12. Mike Jaanus

    Mike Jaanus

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    the roblem only occurs when using the pc to play games it does the same when i play race 07 as well the company wh built my pc have the gfx card back atm if that turns out not to be the route of the problem then the psu is probably the cause
     
  13. Lars Strijdonck

    Lars Strijdonck
    Six by nine. Forty two.

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    450watt if from a good brand should be more then enough for a single GPU system.
    I have a core i7 myself and a 6850 radeon ( before that an energry abusive 4900 series) and everything is running fine on my 400watt OCZ psu. Something else is going on....

    Best thing to do is check if any other 3d rendering apps have the same issue and narrow down from there, i doubt its iRacing specifik.
    What you could do is do the autorender thing again.

    Open your renderer.ini file look for the line AutoCfgCompleted=1 and change that to AutoCfgCompleted=0 and let iRacing detect the latest installed driver and such.
     
  14. Joe Hubbard

    Joe Hubbard

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    I am running a GTX 285OCFU edition and the makers will not even uphold the warranty if it is using less than 650watt PSU. I had one go out and they ran through those specs making certain that it was high enough and correct rails on the PSU. If you don't have a large enough power supply that can mess up a video card as well when it gets put under a strain.