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jakey1995abc Apr 30, 2013 @ 7:51pm
BLACK SCREEN ON STARTUP (PERMANENT UNTIL COLD SHUTDOWN)
This problem is happening with multiple games including Dirt3, Dirt Showdown, GTA vice city, GTA 3. When ever I start up the game the logo appears and then disappears as it should but then a few seconds later my screen goes black. I can still hear sound from the game it self but I can't see anything. I've tried ctrl+alt+del but my screen is still black. The only way for me to get rid of the black screen is to manually reset my laptop by holding in the power button. My specs are:
CPU= AMD A10-4600M
GPU= RADEON HD 7660G
WINDOWS 7 64bit
8GB ram

Can anyone please help me? :(
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Caelistas Apr 30, 2013 @ 8:42pm 
The problem?

Your hardware aka your laptop.

That APU combo (Radean HD 7660G with cpu) is ♥♥♥ for gaming and should only be used for casual and non intensive games. It's crazy to try and run games like dirt 3 on it.

80% of people's problems are because they have ♥♥♥♥ hardware or ♥♥♥♥ laptops and try to game on them, laptops are not meant for gaming.

Solution: Get yourself a desktop gaming pc.
QluPreX Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:00pm 
jakey1995abc May 1, 2013 @ 4:18am 
Caelistas, That is strange considering I've been able to play the game before on highest settings with a playable framerate... Not my video but same laptop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ8-rnEzQnw
jakey1995abc May 1, 2013 @ 11:07am 
Found out the problem now, had nothing to do with my hardware, being in full screen seems to have caused the problem, all I have to do now is play in windowed mode :)
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Date Posted: Apr 30, 2013 @ 7:51pm
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