Diablo® III

Screen Turns Black and alt tabs me out.

Every 30 seconds or so my screen will flicker black and return to the game or compeletely alt-tab me and I either have to quit d3 through the task manager or it returns after 10 or so seconds.

I have Dual GeForce GTS 250, and I updated my video drivers.
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90 Gnome Mage
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I am having the exact same problem. Same video cards. I updated my drivers as well.
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89 Draenei Shaman
3665
same issue here, updated gfx, limited the fps everything..
edit; however iam running a single gts 250

no difference.
Edited by rhys84au#1315 on 5/15/2012 2:22 AM PDT
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90 Human Hunter
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I have an ATI Radeon 6870? and I'm having the same issue.
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91 Blood Elf Mage
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I have a GTS 250 as well and tried everything I could think of!
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100 Troll Priest
14670
Same here, though running with an 8800gt. WoW runs perfectly fine. Only other game I have noticed this happening, was during the GW2 Stress Test on the 14th.
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90 Goblin Warlock
15945
same thng is happening to me 9800gtx my buddy has the same card his playing just fine...

are you guys getting this message (Display driver stopped responding and has recovered)?
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100 Troll Priest
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Yep. Same message for me.
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35 Tauren Warrior
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Same problem for me with a single GTS 250 card. The game will periodically freeze up and then go black for a few seconds before resuming to normal. About one out of five of these black screens will alt tab me to my desktop and then bring me back in 10 seconds later. I even blue-screened once. I have the most recent drivers. It makes the game unplayable.

I also notice this problem with Skyrim and The Witcher, but plenty of other games such as WoW, SCII, Arkham City, etc. work perfectly fine.
Edited by Tohnren#1780 on 5/15/2012 2:48 AM PDT
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Yeah, my game will just freeze up, you can still hear the music playing, then it seems to run real fast and "catch up". Most of the time, when the freeze stops, I am dead. I ran in windowed mode, and I could see the (Display driver stopped responding and has recovered) message. 9800 gtx+ here, too. PNY.
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I'm getting this with my GeForce 9800 GTX+ as well
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100 Troll Priest
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Trying something, will let you know momentarily.

*Edit* Turned off V-sync via the nvidia control panel, so far, the game is running much smoother, and has not black screened for the last 5 or so minutes.

*Edit #2* Never mind the above....it worked for a bit, but just did it again as I gained a level.
Edited by GrimFandango#1238 on 5/15/2012 2:53 AM PDT
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90 Goblin Warlock
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So what's the problem? we need a new card? but wait my friend has the same card ans his playing just fine...i Even tried every thing on low and 800x600 res. still getting the same problem..
this truly sucks.......
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90 Goblin Warlock
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this breaks my heart............
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I was trying to play through it and my computer just gave me a memory dump...
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100 Troll Priest
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Yeeeeeep. My pc just brainfarted as well when trying to play through.
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90 Goblin Warlock
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so what now...??
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89 Draenei Shaman
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iam | | close to formatting just to see if it rectifies it. not that i should have to... fing blizz.
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100 Troll Priest
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Now....WE DANCE! I don't know sadly. When I saw it was saying a d3d error had occurred, my first thought was to look for a config file, see if I could change it from Dx11 to DX9...but no such luck so far.
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85 Human Death Knight
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So.. when I play D3 my screen turns black and stays that way.. can still hear sound but cant see anything. Video card issue or something else?

edit; I've never had issues with WoW
Edited by Despoina#1681 on 5/15/2012 3:11 AM PDT
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