Monitor Power Saving Mode OMG ! :(

June 2, 2011 at 05:02:01
Specs: Windows 7, AMD X4 2.5
Hi all i just change my Monitor it's brand new ! >,< i'm very happy but after i played it for 1 day only! tomorrow morning it just turn black :(! and it said " Entering Power Save Mode " and the massage appeared : Press Any Key or Move Your Mouse to Weak it . but i tried it all still not weak , :( so play tell me how to fix it plz i very miss my computer if i don't play computer for 1 day it's just like 1 year :'( :( plz !

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#1
June 2, 2011 at 05:46:07
Did u try to restart the system?

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#2
June 2, 2011 at 10:14:14
You really need to work on your spelling - massage? weak? And tomorrow hasn't even happened yet!

Did you read the manual that came with the monitor?


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#3
June 2, 2011 at 18:02:08
Could have failed.

Could be you lifted the video card up and now it has failed or needs to be reset.

I agree, I hate that goofy text stuff.

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#4
June 2, 2011 at 21:32:59
It could be the computer and not the monitor. Try the monitor on another computer and see if it works.

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#5
June 3, 2011 at 02:30:05
It works but i tried the other way! i tried by take out the VGA and it work fine but when i insert the monitor port to VGA port it appeared : Entering Power Save Mode . Again ! :( any ideas ? :(

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#6
June 3, 2011 at 02:32:55
as my i think it's about my window and it passible it's my VGA too ! and i'm so afraid that i'ts about the VGA i hope it didn't affect it :( ! hey it's this Power Save mode can relate to VGA ? :'( :( ? !

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#7
June 3, 2011 at 19:14:48
I think by 'vga' you mean the video card. Way back there was MGA, CGA, EGA, VGA and some others but video cards are now pretty much all some type of VGA so the hardware is usually just referred to as a 'video card' or the 'video port' on the card (or just video port if it's part of the motherboard).

So, given that, are you saying you tried the monitor on another computer and it worked OK but when you connected it back to the original computer you got the same message?

When you start up the original computer does anything at all show up on the screen?

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#8
June 3, 2011 at 22:18:50
yes it still the same massage :( and other thing it's i'm afraid that my VGA are broken :( ! and i tried the monitor on another computer and it worked but i tried my VGA on another computer it didn't work :( it appear the same massage to my computer ( Entering Power Save Mode ) :'( any other ideas plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz :(

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#9
June 3, 2011 at 22:29:02
I don't think the poster knows what vga is. Sounds like mass confusion to me, especially in terminology.

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#10
June 3, 2011 at 23:09:33
Yeah, I think there's a communication gap. Lyheng, exactly what part are you talking about when you say 'VGA'?

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#11
June 3, 2011 at 23:10:06
not VGA onbored it's the VGA ..... dame i don't know how to said .... :! :(

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#12
June 3, 2011 at 23:11:44
no let's skip the Power Saving problem first i want to ask u guys that my Monitor are Entering Power Saving mode but i want to know is that Power Saving mode are from the VGA ? ( not on bord )

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#13
June 3, 2011 at 23:19:54
Ok, there are 2 types of monitors, LCD and the bulkier CRT (looks like a portable TV.)
Is the CRT monitor what you are refering to as VGA? Sounds like it to me.

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#14
June 3, 2011 at 23:30:04
no not that monitor it's monitor VGA it's VGA :H ! mine are Dell LCD !

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#15
June 3, 2011 at 23:30:36
VGA it's Video Graphic Adapter !

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#16
June 3, 2011 at 23:32:30
now i want to know is my Monitor Dell it appear : Entering Power Save Mode so it's that from my VGA ? because when i unplug my VGA to my Standard onbord VGA it work fine and i replug it my VGA port it appear Entering Power Save Mode and i was warried :( so any solution?

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#17
June 3, 2011 at 23:33:35

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#18
June 3, 2011 at 23:39:05
I think Lyheng is calling the video card 'VGA'.

The monitor is probably giving the power saving message because it's not getting a signal from the computer. Since it's not getting a signal, the monitor is defaulting to its power saving mode. It's not gettnig a signal from the computer because there's a problem with the computer

I believe you said you removed the video card (VGA?) from that computer and tried it in another one and it didn't work. If that's the case then the video card may be bad. Or, depending on the card, it may not be working in the second computer because the card isn't compatible with it.

Usually when a computer isn't giving a signal it's because the PSU, motherboard or both are bad. But maybe you got lucky and it's just the video card.

If you can find any other video card, even something like an old 2-meg PCI card, you can stick that in the computer and see if the monitor acts normally. You don't even have to boot into windows. Just turn on the PC and see if the normal stuff shows up on the screen.

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#19
June 3, 2011 at 23:43:50
Yeah, very confusing.

If in # 16 you're saying the monitor works OK when connected to the on-board video port but doesn't work when connected to the video card then either the card is bad or you need to go into cmos/bios setup and make the necessary adjustments so it'll use the video card and not the on-board port.

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#20
June 4, 2011 at 00:01:23
so how i do now :(

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#21
June 4, 2011 at 00:46:01
how to do fri plzzzz tell me how :(

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#22
June 4, 2011 at 00:47:50
hey all i'm not playing u i just don't know some computer staff so plzzzzzzzz :(

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#23
June 4, 2011 at 01:09:13
If the on-board video works but the video card doesn't then you need to check the motherboard or system manual that should have come with your computer (or you can download it from their support site) and see what you need to do when you install a video card. I think usually the video card just takes over and you don't have to do anything. But since you're having problems you need to check the manual and see if you need to make any bios adjustments.

If you seem to be doing everything right as far as installing the card then the card may be bad and as I said above, swap in another card--even an old one--just to see if the monitor then comes on without the 'power saving' message.

So check the manual. Swap in another video card if necessary. If I understand you right then your on-board port is working and the monitor is working too. So you can use the computer as it is until you get another card--if that is the problem.

I'm just telling you what I think the problem is based on your description, which isn't all that clear. It's a GIGO thing.

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#24
June 4, 2011 at 01:18:29
i'm sorry that i don't only know a bit of computer staff :(

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#25
June 4, 2011 at 01:19:00
but what u said are right on-board port is working and the monitor is working too ! but the VGA didn't :(

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#26
June 4, 2011 at 01:19:56
but what u said are on board port working and the monitor fine with that , but the VGA didn't :(

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#27
June 4, 2011 at 01:20:52
do u have any idea i'm using ATI HD 512 and it's my birthday present from my mom and my family are poor if my VGA can't use so i can't play any games :(

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#28
June 4, 2011 at 01:21:18
if u have any good solution plz plz plz plz plz tell me :( thx

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#29
June 4, 2011 at 01:21:55
hey reinstall window can fix that problem or not ?

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#30
June 4, 2011 at 09:02:21
I suggest you take it into a shop so they can check it out for you

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#31
June 4, 2011 at 16:00:08
Since the on-board video works with the monitor but the video card doesn't then likely the card is dead. But answer one question first (that was asked above). Here it is:

WHEN YOU FIRST TURN ON THE COMPUTER WITH THE MONITOR ATTACHED TO THE VIDEO CARD DOES ANYTHING SHOW ON THE SCREEN BEFORE THE POWER SAVING MODE MESSAGE COMES UP?

If it does show some of the normal posting stuff, can you boot to safe mode via the F8 boot menu?

If the card is dead then reinstalling windows won't help.

If the card is dead maybe it's still under warranty and you can get a replacement.

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#32
June 4, 2011 at 18:37:43
no i take it into a shop but they can't fix it too and... your question.... yeah when i first turn it on it show "Dell" before the Power Saving mode massage up! :(

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#33
June 4, 2011 at 20:04:49
And can you boot to safe mode?

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#34
June 4, 2011 at 20:25:32
yes but i still can't see the Monitor with VGA card

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#35
June 4, 2011 at 20:38:52
OK, now do this and nothing else:

Connect the monitor to the card--that is, connect it to the port that gives you the 'power saving mode' message. Don't connect it to the on-board port. I don't care about that one.

With the monitor connected to the card, start up the computer and boot to safe mode. Do you get the safe mode desktop screen? If not, what happens?

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#36
June 4, 2011 at 21:15:43
yeah i know that :D

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#37
June 4, 2011 at 21:16:03
and than do what next ?

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#38
June 4, 2011 at 21:31:27
Next you post back the answers to the questions I asked in # 35.

That way we can see if maybe it's a problem with the video settings. When you boot to safe mode you have a video setting that all monitors should be able to handle. So if you can boot to safe mode but not normal mode then maybe you just need to change the settings.

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#39
June 5, 2011 at 21:48:43
oh i got it now i will try when time it's 7 pm because i now have a test to go on and do u have Facebook can i add u as my friend ? :D

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#40
June 5, 2011 at 23:08:30
Sorry no, I'm not on facebook.

Post back later with the safe mode results. We seem to be separated by several time zones. I'll check back tomorrow.

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#41
June 5, 2011 at 23:34:13
ok than how do i contact u ( not computing.net ) i want to add u as friend do u have Gmail ?

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#42
June 6, 2011 at 00:12:19
No, I don't have gmail, just AOL email. I guess you can send me a computing.net private message and I can give you my email. But if you have a computer problem it's better to post it here. That way you'll get more people viewing it.

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#43
June 6, 2011 at 02:07:53
anyway how to send u a private massage ? :!

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#44
June 6, 2011 at 04:53:05
hey fri i tell u that i tried to connect to the VGA card port and i continuous to click F8 it did boot in safe mode but the problem it's the monitor it still appear Entering Power Save Mode :( ! now any other idaes ?

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#45
June 6, 2011 at 05:27:17
and fri can i ask u another thing ? when i surf the internet about my problem they said that the only way it's to set the Primary Graphic to PCI in the bios so can u tell me how or just continuous your ..... way ?

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#46
June 6, 2011 at 09:01:27
To send a private message, click on my name in one of my posts. Then in the page that opens, click on my name again. The message page should open.

Changing the graphics mode is what I was getting at in # 23. If that's what needs to be done the method should be described in the manual for your motherboard or system. You may be able to figure it out by going into bios setup and looking through the options.

If you have a Dell you can download the manual. There should be a service tag number on a sticker on the back of your computer. It'll probably be just some letters and numbers. Post that number back and we can find the support page for your model.

You say you booted to safe but the power saving thing still showed. What's the last thing you saw on the screen before the power saving message appeared?

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#47
June 6, 2011 at 15:47:15
the last thing i saw on is Dell before the ~ appear so how to we do next ?

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#48
June 6, 2011 at 21:31:32
So it's not even showing the F8 boot menu?

I'd say it's definately a bad video card except that it shows the Dell logo in the beginning. I'm wondering if the logo is generated by the monitor. Is it a Dell monitor? I don't know if a monitor can have a separate logo but if it does that's probably why you're getting it.

In # 32 you said you took it to a shop but they couldn't fix it. But did they tell you what was wrong with it? Or what wasn't wrong with it? Any competent computer repair shop should be able to swap in a different video card to see if yours was bad.

But unless there's something I'm missing or you can add new details, since the monitor works on the on-board port and not the video card I'm pretty sure you have a bad video card. If it's still under warranty, as I asked above, you can probably get it replaced.

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#49
June 6, 2011 at 22:57:01
no the warranty just passed away 2 month and yeah mine are Dell Monitor , so do u have any other solution because i don't want to buy a new VGA card :(

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#50
June 6, 2011 at 23:14:57
hey friend i know how to change Primary Video Controller now but when i set it to PCIE/.... but when i plug my VGA card with my monitor why it still appear Entering Power Save Mode but why ? :(

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#51
June 6, 2011 at 23:47:42
Did you check the manual and see if you need to change anything in bios setup when adding a card? That'd be the only other thing I can think of that may be fixable. Do you remember if you did anything special when you first added the card?

Remember I can't say for sure the card is bad--it just seems to be the most likely. You can examine it and see if you can find any obvious damage but if it is the card that's bad I doubt you can fix it.

Since the on-board port works OK you can use the computer. If you need to replace the card you can watch ebay and see if any similar cards turn up there.

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#52
June 6, 2011 at 23:49:54
Oh OK I didn't see your # 50. If you've changed the adapter mode in bios setup and the monitor still doesn't work when connected to the card then it's even more likely that the video card is bad.

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#53
June 7, 2011 at 00:16:31
so how to i do ? :( :'(

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#54
June 7, 2011 at 00:34:13
What do you mean? You said you changed the primary video controller in bios setup and still got the power saving message--right? And I said that made it even more likely that your video card was bad.

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#55
June 7, 2011 at 01:30:30
yeah i know so is this the end ? :'(

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#56
June 7, 2011 at 03:27:32
DAVEINCAPS i really admire your patients :) good man.

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#57
June 7, 2011 at 05:24:44
any other solution ? :(

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#58
June 7, 2011 at 15:56:21
hello friend other solution ? :(

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#59
June 7, 2011 at 22:02:30
You never gave much info about your system. I didn't think that information would help since the problem was all with added hardware. But I assumed it was a Dell and asked above for the service tag/code but you never posted it back. The card you're using didn't seem to need the additional power connection from the PSU. Otherwise I'd have considered maybe the power supply needed to be replaced.

So no, I can't think of anything else. Others may post in with ideas because I may have missed something. But from the symptoms you describe I can't think of anything else but a bad video card.

If my computer was doing that I'd swap in other video cards to verify the card I was using was bad and not something like it being locked on the on-board port or maybe the PCI-E slot somehow being bad. Then I'd look on ebay for similar cards and watch the ads at computer supply stores like OfficeMax, Best Buy, Staples and whatever other ones are still in business for good video cards on sale.

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#60
June 7, 2011 at 23:35:05
and the beat goes on...yeah the beat goes on
Drums keep pounding rhythm to my head

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#61
June 7, 2011 at 23:42:41
Alright! Sonny and Cher.

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#62
June 8, 2011 at 00:35:49
ok sorry i don't know any of computer so if u want information here it is mine computer : BIOSTAR motherboard A740G M2L + ATI , CPU AMD 64 X2 4600+ , VGA card = ATI Redeon HD 512mb 4500+ ( i forgot my vga number ) MOnitor : Dell !

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#63
June 8, 2011 at 00:36:11
Dell E1910H

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#64
June 8, 2011 at 15:58:26
I guess my problem can not be sovled :(

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#65
June 8, 2011 at 16:42:52
Well, it can be solved. You'll just need a new video card to do it.

I guess you have a Dell montor but not a Dell computer. So the Dell logo you were getting was generated by the monitor and not your computer. That makes sense then since you'd get the logo even if the monitor was connected to a bad card.

Hey, just to make sure, remove the card and reinsert it. Make sure it's firmly in the slot. Do that with the power cord removed. Sometimes a card is slightly loose and you won't even notice it. I don't think that's your problem since you hadn't opened the case prior to the problem but it won't hurt to make sure.

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#66
June 8, 2011 at 21:18:35
ok i will do what u said but first can u tell me how to remove the power cord? or what is the power cord ? ( sorry to ask ) .... -,-''

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#67
June 8, 2011 at 22:20:02
It's the cord from the wall socket (or UPS) that goes to your power supply. Most power supplies give a small charge to the motherboard even when the computer is off. So you want to disconnect that cord when working on it. The charge isn't going to hurt you but it could damage delicate components if you remove or install them when the cord is connected.

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#68
June 8, 2011 at 23:38:49
so what u want me to do it's resert the VGA card and plug it back with power supply remove right ?

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#69
June 9, 2011 at 00:38:25
Yeah, just pull the card out and put it back in, making sure it's in good. Do all that with the power cord disconnected. Then plug the cord back in and start up the computer.

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#70
June 9, 2011 at 04:50:11
ok i've try it friend thanks u and i will tell the result later

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#71
June 9, 2011 at 07:29:42
For someone that can't live without his computer, he said "i tried by take out the VGA and it work fine"
Wouldn't you use it without having to use a VGA card? Makes alot of sense to me.

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#72
June 9, 2011 at 22:05:20
hi fri i'm gonna tell u the bad news it's still now working so what we do next :(

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#73
June 9, 2011 at 23:28:28
I guess you can try clearing the cmos. Again, I doubt that will fix it.

You will need to consult the motherboard manual or examine the motherboard closely to find the 'clear cmos' pins and jumper. Don't ask me where it's at because I don't know.

It's usually a 3-pin jumper configuration. Let's suppose the pins are numbered 1, 2 and 3. There's probably a jumper over 2 of the pins now--say over pins 1 and 2. That's the standby position. To clear the cmos you move the jumper from pins 1 and 2 to 2 and 3. Again, do this with the power cord removed. Leave it jumpered for only a second or two and then put the jumper back in the standby position. That does it. Hook everything back up and see what happens.

Your motherboard manual may have more specific instruction on how to do it.

When you clear the cmos you also reset the date and time to default. When you first boot up you'll get an error message about that. Just go into cmos/bios setup and set the date and time.

Also check the video mode--card or on-board video. That will be reset too. Try both settings.

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#74
June 10, 2011 at 00:29:10
'DAVEINCAPS i really admire your patients :) good man.'

probably is a patient LOL

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#75
June 10, 2011 at 00:53:17
Thanks. I think this has pretty much run its course. I can't think of anything else, even some 'well maybe it's this. . .' kind of thing. It's the video card.

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#76
June 10, 2011 at 04:45:26
hey friend wait now my VGA card with monitor work ! but i don't know why ? today when i come from school i open my MOnitor with VGA on-board it show : Entering POwer Save Mode and when i change it to VGA card port it suddenly work :)

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#77
June 10, 2011 at 04:46:09
but... wait i didn't follow your instruction coz i just came back from school so i just submit it away

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#78
June 10, 2011 at 16:05:24
plzz tell me about his friend why my VGA card suddenly work fine and can it Entering Power Save Mode again in the future ? is this have any tool or software to fix it if happen again ? :(

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#79
June 10, 2011 at 17:22:44
So in # 76 you're saying it was connected to the on-board port and you got the power saving message so you connected it to the card and it worked? Exactly the opposite of what had been happening?

You can play around with the primary video controller setting in cmos/bios setup. Either that isn't always working or the video card isn't always taking over the video signal. My guess is it's the card that's at fault.

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#80
June 10, 2011 at 18:04:18
'My guess is it's the card that's at fault.'
sorry, LOL...it's kind've like a skip in the record

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#81
June 10, 2011 at 18:09:34
Yeah, different symptom, same disease.

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#82
June 10, 2011 at 20:37:06
so it fixed it right friend ? :)

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#83
June 10, 2011 at 22:43:17
Well if it's working then I guess it's fixed, at least for now. It doesn't seem like we did anything specific to get it going.

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#84
June 11, 2011 at 04:58:58
so if i have problem again should i continuous the # 79 and tell u the result ?

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#85
June 11, 2011 at 19:44:32
If it's the same problem I couldn't give any new advice. I would just tell you to try a new video card.

If it's a different problem you should start a new thread so others could see it and give their advice.

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#86
June 13, 2011 at 04:50:12
oh no friend it happen it again :( so i need to do as #73 right ? :(

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#87
June 13, 2011 at 06:19:54
hi friend i have found the solution :D !!! now i shall open this result to all people who have this problem ! i only do it once so it work :D ok here's :
first change your BIOS to PCIE-
and than download the lastest driver of u ! after installed the driver shutdown the computer for 5 minute and than open it again with VGA card port and it work ! :D

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#88
June 13, 2011 at 19:33:41
I hope it keeps working. The driver shouldn't have made any difference. The driver loads when windows loads and the problem starts before windows loads.

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#89
June 13, 2011 at 21:19:49
but the problem it's sometime it appear Entering Power Save Mode massage have 90% work fine and 10% have problem ! and when u shutdown the computer for 5 minute it back to normal but why ?

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#90
June 13, 2011 at 21:37:10
I don't know. I still think it's the video card. Maybe it's overheating. I'm sure the card has its own cooling fan. Make sure it's spinning and its heatsink is free of dust.

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#91
June 13, 2011 at 22:49:42
nenenene...you are entering the twilight zone.....

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#92
June 13, 2011 at 23:39:10
Imagine, if you will, a video card that has become sentient and now has a mind of its own. . .

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#93
June 13, 2011 at 23:47:06
it's NOT the video card DAVE ;-)
Through the haze it looks like an ID10T error

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#94
June 14, 2011 at 00:07:54
ok :( not enough information now ! but still now my VGA card work fine again !

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#95
June 14, 2011 at 21:18:47
ok now i have a better solution than before ! ok do as # 87 and than when i appear Entering Power Save Mode again with VGA port so u must turn off the power not the power buttom it's the power switch and don't worry it don't affect your hdd :D and it work fine again :D

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#96
June 14, 2011 at 21:48:17
Not sure which power switch you mean if it's not the PC's on/off button. Could be a switch on a power strip or UPS, or some power supplies have an on/off switch on the back or maybe it's the monitor's on/off button.

I don't know though, it sounds like you've got more of a ritual than a solution.


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#97
June 14, 2011 at 21:51:45
I told the witch doctor he knew just what to do.....

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#98
June 15, 2011 at 02:23:01
hey guys i told u that i don't know alot about " computer " man =,='' at least i know the solution now :D not the power PC's on/off button it's the power supplies on/off switch yeah :D

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#99
June 15, 2011 at 20:04:45
When your computer is off, do you leave the power cord attached and the power supply switch on? Power supplies now provide a small charge to the motherboard even when off. If you're shutting that off so the motherboard isn't getting that charge it's possible you'd lose cmos settings if the cmos battery is bad. If that happens you might lose the primary video adapter setting. That might be part of the reason you need to reset the primary video adapter and why you think that turning that switch off and on again helps.

I'd think your system is new enough that the cmos battery would still be good. But you might consider replacing it.

(Just another 'maybe it's this. . ' that I said I wouldn't do anymore.)


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#100
June 15, 2011 at 21:15:52
now i don't have any problem again :D all normal ! hereby : Problem Sovled ! :D thanks guys

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