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Are you playing on a laptop? You could be overheating your video card. Mine did that on my dell and the only solution was bascially to shut down. I have a stand now so there is a ton of air flow. If you are on a desktop check the fan on your video card too and make sure it is not clogged.
Most likely a heat issue, or your graphics card saying goodbye. Given that it's a laptop however, heat.
If it is my graphics card just giving up on me, would it be more cost efficient to just build a desktop? It's a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 1 GB video card. Laptop was $1000
Edit: Here are my temp's from Speedfan
Edited by Daruss on 4/5/2013 2:27 PM PDT
thats hot and towards the limit of what is usually considered safe for temps, i can tell you that generally laptops do run quite hot, ive gotten at about 90 on mine. One of the issues with overheating is that often the gpu and cpu share the same cooling system http://imgur.com/BHVfXUT http://imgur.com/FK5LD6N
opened one of my little guys to show you, the heatsinks are quite small, any fur from pets or dust needs to be cleaned regularly, its one of the reasons i make sure laptops i buy can be opened easily like that instead of having to remove have the little bastard to get to it all
i7's run hot, also looks like your max cpu temp is 100 degrees, so you are pretty close, clean your !@#$ out
gpu's can usually handle 90+ degrees as well
how old are your drivers
Edited by Donnasummer on 4/5/2013 4:04 PM PDT
I don't have compressed air so I just cleaned it out without it. (inb4 go buy it, I know I need to)
I recently just restored it to factory settings because I thought it was something wrong with windows, only things installed are skype, wow, and league.
Yea I should buy a gaming desktop lol
Edit: I would also get into an arena (this was going on during 2s) and I couldn't see anything on the map, BUT SUPRISINGLY STILL WON SOME. Like Nagrand was just black EVERYWHERE.
Edited by Daruss on 4/5/2013 4:23 PM PDT
Surprisingly enough we won every game when he was playing like that.
But yeah, since I'll be sleeping before you get home, which isn't that bad because I don't feel like talking to you when you're drunk, save up and build a gaming desktop, mine cost me around $900 (haven't gotten to replacing my motherboard, will eventually) and as you know, my computer blows yours out of the water. (Maybe you'll finally be able to play ToR *wink wink*).
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