In the past month or so about 1/4 of the time when I log into ESO I hear the fans in my graphics card suddenly running at full power and the screen goes black, then the computer just stays like that until the monitor says it's not recieving a signal and goes into standby mode. I've left it for about 5 minutes and nothing else happens, to get it working again I have to restart the computer and just hope it doesn't happen again.
If I can get past that point and log into the game then it runs fine with no noticable problems, I don't even crash or get random loading screens very often compared to a lot of people. I also don't get the same problem with any of the other games or software on my PC, it's only with ESO.
My graphics card is a Radeon RX 480, it's the same card I've had for years. Nothing else in my computer has changed since months before this problem started (when I installed a new hard drive). I've checked and all the drivers are up to date. I'm not sure what else to check or how to fix the problem, so any suggestions would be appreciated. I don't know a lot about this stuff, I can install and update a graphics card but anything beyond that I get a bit stuck so I'm not even sure what specs might be relevant but if anyone needs any more info to diagnose the problem I can provide it.
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