Freezes then black screenhelp
Posted 14 June 2012 - 09:55 PM
every time i start up the game, i log in and start to play and within 30 minutes it freezes and goes to black screen with nothing i can do. I know that my computer is still running cuz im skyping with a friend while the black screen persist.
i have tried to do it with out mod and what so ever...
now i have a brand new minecraft with NO save games NO mods and so on and it still doesnt work...
Motherboard: Asrock something something (i can find which if it is needed but didnt want to open my computer)
Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945 Processor 3.00 GHz,
Ram: 4 GB DDR2 ram
Graphics card: AMD Radeon HD 6900 series (brand new with ALL drivers installed)
System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 3
Drivers for everything has been updated and are generally being updated every month so that CANT be the problem.
Hopefully someone has a solution..
Posted 14 June 2012 - 10:08 PM
If that doesnt help then I don't know what I can do to help you. Your processor is a single core 3 ghz it certainly isnt that. Raedon is an ok graphics card series, but they are typically too bulky and kinda flakey so I doubt thats the issue. That leaves java. So update it or downgrade it to a point where it previously worked.
Posted 14 June 2012 - 11:10 PM
EDIT: Just tried what you said but its already on false so it cant be that..
Posted 14 June 2012 - 11:15 PM
I actually knew that, lol. When I hear anything above 2.8 ghz I naturally think single core, but I looked again to double check and knew it was quad but didnt correct myself. I was typing as I was thinking. You actually have the fastest processor I have ever seen. Its a shame most things dont need that much processing power.
Also i remember an old blackscreen error that was related to a texture pack.
Posted 14 June 2012 - 11:18 PM
Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:49 PM
Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:55 PM
Sounds like mine. Had freezes, BSODS all sorts really.Tried all sorts and same issues. When I was on XP things were fine until I changed OS. My thread is here if you'd like to have a look. MC Freezes. Please help me. - Minecraft Forum
Posted 20 June 2012 - 01:55 AM
That starts pointing the problem back to the video card/drivers. The card has some kind of failure and can't/isn't reporting the problem to the drivers. The drivers think everything is fine because the card isn't telling it there was a problem, and windows thinks everything is fine because the drivers think everything is fine.
As a general side note, I encourage temp monitoring now that summer is full heatstroke. Power supply could be straining as well. But aside from that, its going to hard to isolate without having a debugger hooked into it.
BTW, was the 6900 working for awhile, or did you literally just install it recently.