|My Viewsonic LCD monitor has started going black. It's like the monitor is turning off but the green light is staying on. It will do it randomly. Sometimes when I'm playing a game and other times when I'm not even at the computer. When I turn the monitor off and back on it shows everything for 1 second and then goes black again. The only way I can fix this is to restart my pc. I have been using this monitor for about 3 years and haven't had any problems. I checked power options just to make sure and the monitor is set to never turn off. |
The only things that I did before I started having these problems was installing 2 games and updating my DirectX 9. I have done a full scan for viruses, malware, etc.. and nothing turns up. I have also tried using my vga cable instead of my dvi cable and it is still happening.
I think it might be a video card or monitor problem. My video card is a PCIE that is 2 1/2 years old. It could also be a DirectX update problem. Any thoughts?
Windows XP Pro SP2
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2.0GHZ Venice Core
Gigabyte GA-K8N-SLI Motherboard
1GB Geil DDR400 Dual Channel
ATI Radeon X800 GTO Fireblade Edition 256MB DDR PCIE