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I know this has probably been brought up before but I was wondering if someone could help me since my computers kinda broken and I'd like someone to explain something to me.

(Also I know this has probably been referred to, but hear me out)

My computer has always had issues (since I first got it) it may run a game really well but then it runs a game to me which seems to be simpler slower etc.

With The Sims 4 I used to play with Ultra settings, it always ran fine, however it would sometimes black screen, I was led to believe this was an issue with the motherboard however.

But anyway, I later because the black screening still worried me decided to tune down my settings to laptop mode and my lighting to simply "high".

Later I got my graphics card "fixed", a friend of mine gave me a new one of the same kind.

So I started playing the Sims 4 again, I ran it in laptop mode again, of course the visuals are kinda worse, so I tried running the game back to ultra without laptop mode and with lighting on high simply. The game made my computer make lots of noise (especially on the main menu) but I think the temperatures were normal.

I later tried enabling "Uncompressed Sims textures", this made my computer stop making so much noise which has gotten me worried as to how I should play the game graphically because I don't really understand what's going on with my computer, the main menu shouldn't be making my computer make so much noise and uncompressed textures should make it make more noise, I think the temperatures may be higher with it on though.

So I'm just confused, I was wondering if anyone could give me some insight as to how I should run my game because I've dreaded to play because of these issues, I can run the game completely smoothly with any settings however.

If anyone could inform me so I'm not harming my computer etc and understand why its doing this help would be appreciated because my computer has reaction really weirdly to some games.

My specs: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690 CPU @ 3.50GHz 3.50GHz
8GB RAM
64 bit

Graphics Card: AMD Radeon R9 200 Series

I'm not sure if that's all I need to say for the specs of if I even have the right information...

Comments

  • SimlishPopstarSimlishPopstar Posts: 197 Member
    UPDATE:

    I checked the game with uncompressed textures again and my computer gets way less hot with it enabled, at least not as fast as with it disabled.
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  • SimlishPopstarSimlishPopstar Posts: 197 Member
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    Time of this report: 4/22/2016, 00:28:21
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  • chesterbigbirdchesterbigbird Posts: 8,581 Member
    I know this has probably been brought up before but I was wondering if someone could help me since my computers kinda broken and I'd like someone to explain something to me.

    (Also I know this has probably been referred to, but hear me out)

    My computer has always had issues (since I first got it) it may run a game really well but then it runs a game to me which seems to be simpler slower etc.

    With The Sims 4 I used to play with Ultra settings, it always ran fine, however it would sometimes black screen, I was led to believe this was an issue with the motherboard however.

    But anyway, I later because the black screening still worried me decided to tune down my settings to laptop mode and my lighting to simply "high".

    Later I got my graphics card "fixed", a friend of mine gave me a new one of the same kind.

    So I started playing the Sims 4 again, I ran it in laptop mode again, of course the visuals are kinda worse, so I tried running the game back to ultra without laptop mode and with lighting on high simply. The game made my computer make lots of noise (especially on the main menu) but I think the temperatures were normal.

    I later tried enabling "Uncompressed Sims textures", this made my computer stop making so much noise which has gotten me worried as to how I should play the game graphically because I don't really understand what's going on with my computer, the main menu shouldn't be making my computer make so much noise and uncompressed textures should make it make more noise, I think the temperatures may be higher with it on though.

    So I'm just confused, I was wondering if anyone could give me some insight as to how I should run my game because I've dreaded to play because of these issues, I can run the game completely smoothly with any settings however.

    If anyone could inform me so I'm not harming my computer etc and understand why its doing this help would be appreciated because my computer has reaction really weirdly to some games.

    My specs: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690 CPU @ 3.50GHz 3.50GHz
    8GB RAM
    64 bit

    Graphics Card: AMD Radeon R9 200 Series

    I'm not sure if that's all I need to say for the specs of if I even have the right information...

    Make sure you have vertical Sync enabled in the games settings.
    A high fps can cause the graphics card to make some noise. Enabling vertical sync should stop it.
    i7 6700K
    16GB hyper X fury
    MSI GTX 1080
    MSI gaming M5 mobo
    Evga 750 supernova
    Corsair hydro h110i GT
    Corsair obsidian 750D
    500GB SSD
    6TB Seagate Barracuda Pro
    LG 34" ultra wide


  • SimlishPopstarSimlishPopstar Posts: 197 Member
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  • SimlishPopstarSimlishPopstar Posts: 197 Member
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    Internal LMRT Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,LMRTREND.dll,6.00.0004.0827
    Closed Captions Analysis Filter,0x00200000,2,5,cca.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    SBE2FileScan,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7601.17528
    Microsoft MPEG-2 Video Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,msmpeg2enc.dll,6.01.7601.19091
    Internal Script Command Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    MPEG Audio Decoder,0x03680001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    MMACE ProcAmp,0x00200000,0,2,MMACEFilters.dll,
    TrueMotion 2.0 Decompressor,0x00600001,1,1,tm20dec.ax,1.00.0000.0001
    DV Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,qdv.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Video Mixing Renderer 9,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    Windows Media Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,wmv8ds32.ax,8.00.0000.0343
    Haali Media Splitter,0x00800001,0,1,splitter.ax,1.10.0262.0012
    Haali Media Splitter (AR),0x00400000,1,1,splitter.ax,1.10.0262.0012
    Track2Filter,0x00200000,0,0,Track2Filter.dll,11.00.0000.0000
    Microsoft MPEG-2 Encoder,0x00200000,2,1,msmpeg2enc.dll,6.01.7601.19091
    ATI MPEG Audio Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,atimpenc.dll,13.30.0000.41120
    MainConcept MPEG Push Demultiplexer,0x00200000,1,2,mc_demuxpush_mp2_ds.ax,8.05.0000.5184
    AMD MJPEG Decoder,0x00200000,1,1,atimpenc.dll,13.30.0000.41120
    ACM Wrapper,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    Video Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    MPEG-2 Video Stream Analyzer,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7601.17528
    Line 21 Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,qdvd.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    Video Port Manager,0x00600000,2,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    Video Renderer,0x00400000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    AMD Video Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,atimpenc.dll,13.30.0000.41120
    Haali Video Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,dxr.dll,
    RealMedia Source,0x00600000,0,0,RealMediaSplitter.ax,1.00.0001.0002
    File Writer,0x00200000,1,0,WLXVAFilt.dll,16.04.3528.0331
    ATI MPEG Multiplexer,0x00200000,2,1,atimpenc.dll,13.30.0000.41120
    VPS Decoder,0x00200000,0,0,WSTPager.ax,6.06.7601.17514
    WM ASF Writer,0x00400000,0,0,qasf.dll,12.00.7601.19091
    VBI Surface Allocator,0x00600000,1,1,vbisurf.ax,6.01.7601.17514
    MMACE SoftEmu,0x00200000,0,2,MMACEFilters.dll,
    File writer,0x00200000,1,0,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    iTV Data Sink,0x00600000,1,0,itvdata.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    iTV Data Capture filter,0x00600000,1,1,itvdata.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    AMD Video Scaler Filter,0x00200000,1,1,atimpenc.dll,13.30.0000.41120
    Haali Simple Media Splitter,0x00200000,0,1,splitter.ax,1.10.0262.0012
    RealAudio Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,RealMediaSplitter.ax,1.00.0001.0002
    MainConcept AVC/H.264 Video Decoder,0x00800001,1,2,mc_dec_avc_ds.ax,8.05.0000.5184
    DVD Navigator,0x00200000,0,3,qdvd.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    MMACE DeInterlace,0x00200000,0,2,MMACEFilters.dll,
    Overlay Mixer2,0x00200000,1,1,qdvd.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    Haali Matroska Muxer,0x00200000,1,0,splitter.ax,1.10.0262.0012
    Track1Filter,0x00200000,0,0,Track1Filter.dll,11.00.0000.0000
    Cutlist File Source,0x00200000,0,1,qcut.dll,6.00.0002.0902
    AVI Draw,0x00600064,9,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    RDP DShow Redirection Filter,0xffffffff,1,0,DShowRdpFilter.dll,
    Microsoft MPEG-2 Audio Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,msmpeg2enc.dll,6.01.7601.19091
    WST Pager,0x00200000,1,1,WSTPager.ax,6.06.7601.17514
    MPEG-2 Demultiplexer,0x00600000,1,1,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.7601.17528
    MainConcept (Broadcast) AVC/H.264 Video Decoder,0x00800002,1,2,mc_bc_dec_avc_ds.ax,8.05.0000.5184
    DV Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,qdv.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    ffdshow Audio Processor,0x00200000,1,1,ffdshow.ax,1.00.0007.3135
    URL StreamRenderer,0x00600000,1,0,LMRTREND.dll,6.00.0004.0827
    SampleGrabber,0x00200000,1,1,qedit.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    Null Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,qedit.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    MPEG-2 Sections and Tables,0x005fffff,1,0,Mpeg2Data.ax,6.06.7601.17514
    Microsoft AC3 Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,msac3enc.dll,6.01.7601.17514
    StreamBufferSource,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7601.17528
    Smart Tee,0x00200000,1,2,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Overlay Mixer,0x00200000,0,0,qdvd.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    AVI Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    AVI/WAV File Source,0x00400000,0,2,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    Wave Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    MIDI Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    Multi-file Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    File stream renderer,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    A/V Dummy Filter,0x00200000,1,0,vpgi.ax,8.00.0000.0343
    ffdshow subtitles filter,0x00200000,2,1,ffdshow.ax,1.00.0007.3135
    MainConcept Stream Parser,0x00400000,1,2,mc_demux_mp2_ds.ax,8.05.0000.5184
    AMD Video Rotation Filter,0x00200000,1,1,atimpenc.dll,13.30.0000.41120
    Microsoft DTV-DVD Audio Decoder,0x005fffff,1,1,msmpeg2adec.dll,6.01.7601.23285
    RealMedia Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,RealMediaSplitter.ax,1.00.0001.0002
    StreamBufferSink2,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7601.17528
    AVI Mux,0x00200000,1,0,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Line 21 Decoder 2,0x00600002,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    File Source (Async.),0x00400000,0,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    File Source (URL),0x00400000,0,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    Haali Video Sink,0x00200000,1,0,splitter.ax,1.10.0262.0012
    Infinite Pin Tee Filter,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Enhanced Video Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,evr.dll,6.01.7601.19091
    BDA MPEG2 Transport Information Filter,0x00200000,2,0,psisrndr.ax,6.06.7601.17669
    MPEG Video Decoder,0x40000001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091

    WDM Streaming Tee/Splitter Devices:
    Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.19091

    Video Compressors:
    WMVideo8 Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvxencd.dll,6.01.7601.19091
    WMVideo9 Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvencod.dll,6.01.7601.19091
    MSScreen 9 encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvsencd.dll,6.01.7601.19091
    DV Video Encoder,0x00200000,0,0,qdv.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    ffdshow video encoder,0x00100000,1,1,ffdshow.ax,1.00.0007.3135
    MJPEG Compressor,0x00200000,0,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    Cinepak Codec by Radius,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Intel IYUV codec,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Intel Indeo(R) Video R3.2,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Intel IYUV codec,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Microsoft RLE,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    Microsoft Video 1,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    VP60® Simple Profile ,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
    VP61® Advanced Profile,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514

    Audio Compressors:
    WM Speech Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,WMSPDMOE.DLL,6.01.7601.19091
    WMAudio Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,WMADMOE.DLL,6.01.7601.19091
    ATI MPEG Audio Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,atimpenc.dll,13.30.0000.41120
    IMA ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    PCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    Microsoft ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    GSM 6.10,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    CCITT A-Law,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    CCITT u-Law,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    MPEG Layer-3,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091

    Audio Capture Sources:
    Mic in at front panel (Pink) (R,0x00200000,0,0,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514

    PBDA CP Filters:
    PBDA DTFilter,0x00600000,1,1,CPFilters.dll,6.06.7601.19135
    PBDA ETFilter,0x00200000,0,0,CPFilters.dll,6.06.7601.19135
    PBDA PTFilter,0x00200000,0,0,CPFilters.dll,6.06.7601.19135

    Midi Renderers:
    Default MidiOut Device,0x00800000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091

    WDM Streaming Capture Devices:
    Mic in at front panel (Pink),0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.19091
    Line in at rear panel (Blue),0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.19091
    Mic in at rear panel (Pink),0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.19091
    Realtek HD Audio Stereo input,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.19091

    WDM Streaming Rendering Devices:
    Realtek HD Audio output,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.19091
    Realtek HDA SPDIF Out,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.19091

    BDA Network Providers:
    Microsoft ATSC Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7601.17514
    Microsoft DVBC Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7601.17514
    Microsoft DVBS Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7601.17514
    Microsoft DVBT Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7601.17514
    Microsoft Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSNP.ax,6.06.7601.17514

    Multi-Instance Capable VBI Codecs:
    VBI Codec,0x00600000,1,4,VBICodec.ax,6.06.7601.17514

    BDA Transport Information Renderers:
    BDA MPEG2 Transport Information Filter,0x00600000,2,0,psisrndr.ax,6.06.7601.17669
    MPEG-2 Sections and Tables,0x00600000,1,0,Mpeg2Data.ax,6.06.7601.17514

    BDA CP/CA Filters:
    Decrypt/Tag,0x00600000,1,1,EncDec.dll,6.06.7601.19135
    Encrypt/Tag,0x00200000,0,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.7601.19135
    PTFilter,0x00200000,0,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.7601.19135
    XDS Codec,0x00200000,0,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.7601.19135

    WDM Streaming Communication Transforms:
    Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.19091

    Audio Renderers:
    Speakers (Realtek High Definiti,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    Default DirectSound Device,0x00800000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    Default WaveOut Device,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    DirectSound: Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition Audio),0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    DirectSound: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio),0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
    Realtek Digital Output (Realtek,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.19091
  • SimlishPopstarSimlishPopstar Posts: 197 Member
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    EVR Power Information
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    Current Setting: {5C67A112-A4C9-483F-B4A7-1D473BECAFDC} (Quality)
    Quality Flags: 2576
    Enabled:
    Force throttling
    Allow half deinterlace
    Allow scaling
    Decode Power Usage: 100
    Balanced Flags: 1424
    Enabled:
    Force throttling
    Allow batching
    Force half deinterlace
    Force scaling
    Decode Power Usage: 50
    PowerFlags: 1424
    Enabled:
    Force throttling
    Allow batching
    Force half deinterlace
    Force scaling
    Decode Power Usage: 0
  • SimlishPopstarSimlishPopstar Posts: 197 Member
    @chesterbigbird I already do sadly, I always have that on as I get really worried with things like that, especially after on TS3 I was shot at 1000 FPS, after that I was frightened to death.
  • luthienrisingluthienrising Posts: 32,720 Member
    Nothing's jumping out at me. When it black screened on you, did it restart?
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  • SimlishPopstarSimlishPopstar Posts: 197 Member
    When it black screened (back then) the computer would seemingly continue running, however I couldn't make it respond or anything, my only choice at that point was to simply turn it off and on, it occasionally did this to me, I doubt it matters but I think I noticed the black screening was most often in build and buy mode. I just haven't got a clue what settings to even run the game on with out being scared of the computer, and the truth is I don't mind laptop mode but its just not quite as nice, I'm just super paranoid and don't know what to do anymore :(
  • Sasquatch_01Sasquatch_01 Posts: 538 Member
    When it black screened (back then) the computer would seemingly continue running, however I couldn't make it respond or anything, my only choice at that point was to simply turn it off and on, it occasionally did this to me, I doubt it matters but I think I noticed the black screening was most often in build and buy mode. I just haven't got a clue what settings to even run the game on with out being scared of the computer, and the truth is I don't mind laptop mode but its just not quite as nice, I'm just super paranoid and don't know what to do anymore :(

    Have you tried visiting the AMD website and searching for a current driver?
    Have you verified that your video card and CPU are receiving sufficient air flow?

    You should monitor your CPU and GPU temperatures with an application such as "SpeedFan"
  • Colton147147Colton147147 Posts: 10,242 Member
    When it black screened (back then) the computer would seemingly continue running, however I couldn't make it respond or anything, my only choice at that point was to simply turn it off and on, it occasionally did this to me, I doubt it matters but I think I noticed the black screening was most often in build and buy mode. I just haven't got a clue what settings to even run the game on with out being scared of the computer, and the truth is I don't mind laptop mode but its just not quite as nice, I'm just super paranoid and don't know what to do anymore :(

    Have you tried visiting the AMD website and searching for a current driver?
    Have you verified that your video card and CPU are receiving sufficient air flow?

    You should monitor your CPU and GPU temperatures with an application such as "SpeedFan"

    MSI's Afterburner is better. o:)
    https://gaming.msi.com/features/afterburner
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  • Sasquatch_01Sasquatch_01 Posts: 538 Member
    edited April 2016
    When it black screened (back then) the computer would seemingly continue running, however I couldn't make it respond or anything, my only choice at that point was to simply turn it off and on, it occasionally did this to me, I doubt it matters but I think I noticed the black screening was most often in build and buy mode. I just haven't got a clue what settings to even run the game on with out being scared of the computer, and the truth is I don't mind laptop mode but its just not quite as nice, I'm just super paranoid and don't know what to do anymore :(

    Have you tried visiting the AMD website and searching for a current driver?
    Have you verified that your video card and CPU are receiving sufficient air flow?

    You should monitor your CPU and GPU temperatures with an application such as "SpeedFan"

    MSI's Afterburner is better. o:)
    https://gaming.msi.com/features/afterburner

    Regardless, only a few minutes of raw data is needed... and the problem is likely CPU overheat.
  • phoebebebe13phoebebebe13 Posts: 19,400 Member
    When it black screened (back then) the computer would seemingly continue running, however I couldn't make it respond or anything, my only choice at that point was to simply turn it off and on, it occasionally did this to me, I doubt it matters but I think I noticed the black screening was most often in build and buy mode. I just haven't got a clue what settings to even run the game on with out being scared of the computer, and the truth is I don't mind laptop mode but its just not quite as nice, I'm just super paranoid and don't know what to do anymore :(

    Have you tried visiting the AMD website and searching for a current driver?
    Have you verified that your video card and CPU are receiving sufficient air flow?

    You should monitor your CPU and GPU temperatures with an application such as "SpeedFan"

    MSI's Afterburner is better. o:)
    https://gaming.msi.com/features/afterburner

    afterburner not accurate for a lot of people this would be better http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
  • Colton147147Colton147147 Posts: 10,242 Member
    When it black screened (back then) the computer would seemingly continue running, however I couldn't make it respond or anything, my only choice at that point was to simply turn it off and on, it occasionally did this to me, I doubt it matters but I think I noticed the black screening was most often in build and buy mode. I just haven't got a clue what settings to even run the game on with out being scared of the computer, and the truth is I don't mind laptop mode but its just not quite as nice, I'm just super paranoid and don't know what to do anymore :(

    Have you tried visiting the AMD website and searching for a current driver?
    Have you verified that your video card and CPU are receiving sufficient air flow?

    You should monitor your CPU and GPU temperatures with an application such as "SpeedFan"

    MSI's Afterburner is better. o:)
    https://gaming.msi.com/features/afterburner

    afterburner not accurate for a lot of people this would be better http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

    Sorry. D:
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  • chesterbigbirdchesterbigbird Posts: 8,581 Member
    When it black screened (back then) the computer would seemingly continue running, however I couldn't make it respond or anything, my only choice at that point was to simply turn it off and on, it occasionally did this to me, I doubt it matters but I think I noticed the black screening was most often in build and buy mode. I just haven't got a clue what settings to even run the game on with out being scared of the computer, and the truth is I don't mind laptop mode but its just not quite as nice, I'm just super paranoid and don't know what to do anymore :(

    Have you tried visiting the AMD website and searching for a current driver?
    Have you verified that your video card and CPU are receiving sufficient air flow?

    You should monitor your CPU and GPU temperatures with an application such as "SpeedFan"

    MSI's Afterburner is better. o:)
    https://gaming.msi.com/features/afterburner

    afterburner not accurate for a lot of people this would be better http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

    Agree.. hwmonitor is good. Never have any issues with it.
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  • luthienrisingluthienrising Posts: 32,720 Member
    I'd suggest measuring your CPU & GPU temps (and yes, hwmonitor all the way) not only in Sims but in some other software too, including some other CPU- and GPU-intensive things. I'm really tempted to think there's a hardware issue happening here of *some* kind.
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  • SimlishPopstarSimlishPopstar Posts: 197 Member
    Thanks for the HWMonitor program, it seems really simple and effective! :smiley:

    As for temps etc, I just tested the game with this.

    My graphical settings this time was:
    Everything Max, Lighting set at high instead of the better, Uncompressed textures disabled

    Also on the recent run I have had a graphic mod enabled: The No blue darkness and No blue glow mod which can be found here: https: //lumialoversims.tumblr.com/tagged/sims-4-mod (remove spaces)

    I zoomed out to see a lot of the neighbourhood and then set triple speed on, the computer this time did not react as badly, I DID however update my drivers after for this test.

    But the case is its not the first time the computer has accepted something well and then later changes completely!

    But anyway with this test I managed to get the following temperature information with HWMonitor (Sorry if its not proper, I'm new to it)

    CPU: Max = 70c/158F
    Min = 43c/109F
    Value 68c/154F

    But I couldn't get anything for the GPU? Is there more I should post?
  • SimlishPopstarSimlishPopstar Posts: 197 Member
    Also I'm not sure if this is too much for the computer at the moment?
    Also from hardware if someone could give me recommended graphic settings would be nice.

    But before I use them I would like diagnose what's wrong if possible first, because sometimes it gets really hectic and it just freaks me out.
  • DeKayDeKay Posts: 62,031 Member
    edited April 2016
    Thanks for the HWMonitor program, it seems really simple and effective! :smiley:

    As for temps etc, I just tested the game with this.

    My graphical settings this time was:
    Everything Max, Lighting set at high instead of the better, Uncompressed textures disabled

    Also on the recent run I have had a graphic mod enabled: The No blue darkness and No blue glow mod which can be found here: https: //lumialoversims.tumblr.com/tagged/sims-4-mod (remove spaces)

    I zoomed out to see a lot of the neighbourhood and then set triple speed on, the computer this time did not react as badly, I DID however update my drivers after for this test.

    But the case is its not the first time the computer has accepted something well and then later changes completely!

    But anyway with this test I managed to get the following temperature information with HWMonitor (Sorry if its not proper, I'm new to it)

    CPU: Max = 70c/158F
    Min = 43c/109F
    Value 68c/154F

    But I couldn't get anything for the GPU? Is there more I should post?

    To get the GPU, you have to open your game first and then hit your Windows's key on your keyboard to go to your desktop, then you open HWmonitor. When you scroll down a bit, you will see your GPU stats there. :) Then just go back to your game and play around for a bit.

    I'm not too sure how to recommend settings for you cuz I'm not very good with AMD cards. XD Maybe someone else can help. That being said, I think it would be good if you check your temps as well and do some comparison and some fan noise comparisons. Technically, your computer should do less with uncompressed textures turned off so I don't know what's happening here.
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  • ceejay402ceejay402 Posts: 24,557 Member
    edited April 2016
    Thanks for the HWMonitor program, it seems really simple and effective! :smiley:

    As for temps etc, I just tested the game with this.

    My graphical settings this time was:
    Everything Max, Lighting set at high instead of the better, Uncompressed textures disabled

    Also on the recent run I have had a graphic mod enabled: The No blue darkness and No blue glow mod which can be found here: https: //lumialoversims.tumblr.com/tagged/sims-4-mod (remove spaces)

    I zoomed out to see a lot of the neighbourhood and then set triple speed on, the computer this time did not react as badly, I DID however update my drivers after for this test.

    But the case is its not the first time the computer has accepted something well and then later changes completely!

    But anyway with this test I managed to get the following temperature information with HWMonitor (Sorry if its not proper, I'm new to it)

    CPU: Max = 70c/158F
    Min = 43c/109F
    Value 68c/154F

    But I couldn't get anything for the GPU? Is there more I should post?

    Hey @SimlishPopstar, the GPU reading should be right below the CPU. It may also read the card as amd 7000 series

    If you have no GPU reading can you confirm for me that the monitor is plugged into the card and not the motherboard

    Next, can you confirm your new drivers are installed and that you have Crimson control panel - this is the app where you control the card settings

    Also when was the last time you cleaned the tower of dust, dust build up clogs fans thus making hardware run hotter

    I can walk you through all of this, my first impression you may have just have setting issues

    Like in the game after cleaning tower of dust, checking drivers are installed go and turn on vsync save and exit game and try again

  • SimlishPopstarSimlishPopstar Posts: 197 Member
    After running a quick test I found my AMD R9 200 series at/57c

    The max was 67c if I got it correctly.

    @ceejay402 what do you mean where the monitor is plugged in to? this is new to me completely!

    I have got the new drivers I think now! Also I don't have the crimson control panel, I have the Amd catalyst control center but im not sure if its the same thing?

    vsync is always enabled for me (also for tower of dust any tips for going about it?)

    @DeKay thanks for the info!
  • bob007bob007 Posts: 10,062 Member
    edited April 2016
    please post motherboard make and model. Also post power supply name specs. I'm guessing the computer is at least 2 years old. A crashing computer ( that is what a blank screen is ) can be caused by many things. Make sure the cooling fans are running properly. Could be too much gunk on the video fan causing it to run to slowly. Could be a stressed or failing power supply. Please also post make and model of memory modules. You need to eliminate the problem but my first guess is you have a failing component. If you have pets the fans tend to collect pet dander causing components to over heat. If the computer recovers it may not be too late but you should find the issue.
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  • LBellLBell Posts: 3,511 Member
    Did you remove the old AMD drivers before installing the new ones?
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  • ceejay402ceejay402 Posts: 24,557 Member
    After running a quick test I found my AMD R9 200 series at/57c

    The max was 67c if I got it correctly.

    @ceejay402 what do you mean where the monitor is plugged in to? this is new to me completely!

    I have got the new drivers I think now! Also I don't have the crimson control panel, I have the Amd catalyst control center but im not sure if its the same thing?

    vsync is always enabled for me (also for tower of dust any tips for going about it?)

    @DeKay thanks for the info!

    Ok good the temps for the gpu was that while in the game? If so not bad.

    How to clean tower http://m.wikihow.com/Clean-the-Inside-of-a-Computer

    See if cleaning helps also test vsync is on in ccc. http://www.tweakguides.com/ATICAT_8.html

    Though if you have r9 200 with the latest drivers installed than it should be crimson control. Can you confirm you uninstalled prior drivers

    Regarding where the monitor is plugge - if you had plugged into the motherboard connection at tower that may have explained why you didn't have gpu reading.

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