Topic Title: Black screen/No video input with Guild Wars 2
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Created On: 05/21/2014 12:44 AM
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 05/21/2014 12:44 AM
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It seems that I've tried everything with this game, besides replacing hardware. This issue occurs ONLY in GW2, and no other games. First, the hardware:

GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series PCIe 3.0

CPU: Intel i5-4570 @ 3.20 GHz

PSU: Dynex 520W

Motherboard: BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z87X 3D

Ram: 8192MB

OS: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit (upgrade from 8)

Not sure if anything else is needed. 


Basically, I start up GW2, and between 5 min. to ~3 hours, the video card will stop sending a signal to my dual monitors. The only solution I've found is to do a hard reset of the entire computer. The fan still runs, and sound can still be heard, but no signal is being sent. I've checked all cables, and tried every driver from the first 12.X driver, to the latest 14.4 driver available. The GPU and CPU temps rarely go over 50C. I've fooled with the power options in the control panel, but no luck.


However, this error hasn't always occured. I first found out about it on Windows 8 64-bit, when I upgraded to the 13.X series of drivers. Eventually, I did I clean install and reverted back to the 12.10 drivers, and had no problems whatsoever for over a year. After recently upgrading to Windows 8.1, it seems the error occurs with any driver set, and multiple users have the same problem with the 7770 card. I'm not tech savvy enough to fix the problem myself, hence why I'm asking here. If any advice or info can be given, please feel free! Thanks.


 05/21/2014 12:54 AM
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Did you upgrade from Windows 8 or did you install a fresh Windows 8.1. There seems to be a higher instance of issues with upgrading 8 versus a clean install of Windows 8.1. Also the updates..don't depend on 'auto' updates. Run Windows Update, check the 'optional' and 'recommended' updates which have to been manually selected for updating.


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 05/21/2014 12:57 AM
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I agree. I've seen many issues with the upgrade from 8 to 8.1.


I did in fact upgrade from Win8. I'm not looking to buy a new copy of 8.1, but I can obtain it through my university via digital download if I need. I don't mind losing files, I don't have anything important on my desktop. Thanks for the quick reply.

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