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Video Problems during gaming (screen goes dark)

I have Windows XP Media Center and and ATI Radeon HD 2600 pro vid card. During any type of game play, i.e. COD or Quake, if I adjust the volume or use the Q3E minimizer, I have to exit the game and readjust the brightness in the game system settings before I can play again because the screen gets dark. Other friends I play with do not have this problem, so I hope someone knows how to fix this.

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I would start with upgrading ...

In reply to: Video Problems during gaming (screen goes dark)

the videocard drivers to the latest version. If that doesn't help, see if changing the hardware accelleration in the display properties helps.


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Already done

In reply to: I would start with upgrading ...

The drivers were the first thing I updated, to the current version.
Hardware acceleration was changed from from full to mid to low and no difference, but thank you. Someone told me it has to do with locking the Gamma at 1 to the desktop settings because it changes with the game. I had accomplished it with my old video card thru some system setting I think, but just can't remember how it was done.

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