Question My PC randomly black screens during games, what is wrong?

Jun 16, 2019
When playing more intense games (Eg Shadow of War) then my PC monitor will occasionally turn black and the monitor light will go from green to organge, as if the PC is turned off. However, I still hear audio through my headphones. This will not resolve itself, eg if you leave it for 10 minutes then no errors come up and it doesn't return to its prior state.

This does not happen with older and less intense games.

A GPU-Z log is available here:

PC specs are available here:

Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Intel Core i7 5820K @ 3.30GHz 33 °C
Haswell-E/EP 22nm Technology
16.0GB Unknown @ 1166MHz (14-16-16-35)
BenQ XL2411Z (1920x1080@144Hz)
BenQ XL2410T (1920x1080@60Hz)
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (EVGA) 62 °C
238GB Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256GB (SATA (SSD)) 36 °C
1863GB Seagate ST2000DM001-1ER164 (SATA ) 28 °C
Optical Drives
No optical disk drives detected
Realtek High Definition Audio
Last edited:
Feb 28, 2019
IT looks like to me As Soon As Your GPU Got under Really heavy load temp want above 70c it happen but also notice fans for GPU only never going above 20% I would get a APP that can set the fans on GPU so they can run a lot faster other then that couldn't tell you much more with out other logs and system specs
This does not happen with older and less intense games.
Kindly provide full PC specs first.

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