Windows Vista Home Premium
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000
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ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT
My computer can not run games at full screen. I have to run "ALL" games in window mode in order to play them. I play a variety of games on Steam and off Steam and all have the same problem. Example: Starcraft 2, Counter Strike: Source, Left 4 Dead 2, Half-Life, Team Fortress 2, Worms Reloaded, Beat Hazard, Battlefield:Bad Company 2,..ect.
After installing a game I start it up like normal. "Games almost always open in full screen." After 10sec.-30sec. of the game being full screen my computer fans start to kick in full speed as if they are trying to cool down an over heating issue. If I continue to play the game in Full Screen mode the game will eventually crash my computer or close out the game.
If I quickly open up the options menu in game and change it to windowed mode my computer fans will die down back to normal speed in about 10sec. and I will be able to play the game to my hearts content.
Logically, it is NOT the game settings because the only setting I change to make the game run on my computer is window mode. But I did try and run the games at the lowest settings and still the same problem. This is also why I gave examples of games like Worms Reloaded and Beat Hazard because those games can be ran on crappy computers with no problem.
My Drivers ARE updated for my video card. I though it might have been something to do with running duel monitors and a game at the same time but I tried with one monitor and still the same deal.
I have no clue on how to fix this and would not care too much because I would rather play games in window mode but I run into games that are not window mode compatible so I can't play them no matter how simple the game is.